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A Very Harry Ending
New York Post ^ | February 20, 2007 | ANGELA MONTEFINISE

Posted on 02/20/2007 2:08:05 PM PST by CholeraJoe

February 18, 2007 -- HARRY Potter is not going to die.

But Professor Snape will.

Harry Potter will not hook up with Hermione. But his best friend will.

And Harry Potter will never see Dumbledore alive again. But Dumbledore will still manage to help him.

How do I know these things about the recently completed seventh and final book in the beloved Harry Potter series?

I don’t.

Like millions of other Potter-loving muggles, I’m just guessing. That’s half the fun.

(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


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To: CholeraJoe; Tanniker Smith; retrokitten
Here is a link to a new editorial at Mugglenet.

It's very lengthy but I found it fascinating.

251 posted on 02/26/2007 7:01:16 AM PST by andyssister
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To: andyssister
I didn't read it all but will when time permits. Being able to see the Thestrals has always puzzled me. Harry couldn't see them his first year because he didn't see his mother die. OK, I'll concede that.

Harry didn't ride in the thestral-drawn coaches his second year. He and Ron arrived in the bewitched car. His third year he did ride in the coaches but didn't see the thestrals.

At the end of his first year though, he killed Professor Quirrel with his bare hands. Why couldn't he see them before Year 5, after seeing Cedric die?

252 posted on 02/26/2007 7:38:32 AM PST by CholeraJoe ("The one with the power to vanquish the Dark Lord shall be born as the seventh month dies.")
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I've only read book 1 once, so I went to HP Lexicon to look for answers. They have a sub-section of Quirrels page called Misconceptions About Quirrel.

It says: "Harry does not see him die in the book, although he does in the film. This error will cause some problems later in the story, since Harry should be seeing the thestrals already in his third year if he had seen Quirrel die."

So according to the book, he didn't see Quirrel die, but he saw Cedric die at the end of book 4 and sees the thestrals at the beginning of #5.

I so wish the movies would stick to the facts!! It gets too confusing!!

253 posted on 02/26/2007 7:59:12 AM PST by andyssister
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To: andyssister
Thanks. I'm re-reading book 4 now. I'll check to see if they rode the coaches to Hogsmeade station at the end. If the effect is immediate, Harry should have seen them then.

I just had a "Duh" moment about year 1. The first years didn't ride in the coaches. They took boats.

254 posted on 02/26/2007 8:14:31 AM PST by CholeraJoe ("The one with the power to vanquish the Dark Lord shall be born as the seventh month dies.")
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I'm re-reading book 4 now

So am I. And you're right!! Pages 725/726 of GoF mention "the horseless carriages" but nothing about Harry seeing thestrals.

255 posted on 02/26/2007 8:29:27 AM PST by andyssister
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GofF was already so long, I guess Rowling took some license to defer that part to the next book. Or maybe one cycle of the moon has to occur for the effect to be apparent. Whatever.


256 posted on 02/26/2007 9:09:48 AM PST by CholeraJoe ("The one with the power to vanquish the Dark Lord shall be born as the seventh month dies.")
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To: andyssister
Bump for later.

Thanks for the link. I've been reading for a half-hour already and I think I'm about 1/3 of the way through.LOL! I guess I'm pondering to much as I read along. I have to finish this later, but I have another class to get ready for!

257 posted on 02/26/2007 10:22:37 AM PST by Tanniker Smith (A husband is what's left of a sweetheart after the nerve has been killed. -- Lou Costello)
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I know what you mean. It took me the better part of Sat. to read the whole editorial. Plus, it's followed by a discussion thread that's at least six pages long!

That thread is really interesting too, as the author discusses/defends her theories. Enjoy...


258 posted on 02/26/2007 12:47:16 PM PST by andyssister
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To: andyssister

Just went back for a few moments -- the part involving the recurring references to Harry having Lily's eyes was quite interesting speculation. I don't know if I'm rooting for that to be a correct interpretation, or hoping that it isn't because it won't be a surprise any more. Hmmmmmm.


259 posted on 02/26/2007 1:57:24 PM PST by Tanniker Smith (A husband is what's left of a sweetheart after the nerve has been killed. -- Lou Costello)
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I love the part about the eyes, it's awesome. Especially the way the author ties it into the Eye of Horus. Good stuff.

While I have many problems with this editorial, I do like the thought of Snape healing baby Harry at Godric's Hollow. That seems to me to be a plausible reason for Dumbledores complete trust in Snape.


260 posted on 02/26/2007 5:14:36 PM PST by andyssister
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To: andyssister
Agreed. By the way, on this thread, at least, we should be as cryptic as possible so as not to spoil it for those that don't want to read the link.

8-)

261 posted on 02/26/2007 5:25:05 PM PST by Tanniker Smith (A husband is what's left of a sweetheart after the nerve has been killed. -- Lou Costello)
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To: Tanniker Smith

OMG you're right and now I feel horrible!! I just assumed we were the only ones still reading this thread! :)


262 posted on 02/26/2007 5:31:28 PM PST by andyssister
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To: andyssister

I'm still here. I read the whole editorial last night. Pretty good stuff.


263 posted on 02/27/2007 6:02:59 AM PST by CholeraJoe ("The one with the power to vanquish the Dark Lord shall be born as the seventh month dies.")
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