Skip to comments.A Very Harry Ending
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?
Like millions of other Potter-loving muggles, Im just guessing. Thats half the fun.
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I'll look for it. I haven't reread the earlier books in a long time, and I'm mostly thinking out loud right now.
In the movie, Hagrid didn't have the spider in his dorm room. It must have just been an unused room.
That's a good point. But she's not very truthful, even when there's no reason for lying. At least that was the case early in the series.
Of course, everyone is older than they were.
okay, that'd be where the confusion was.
I wonder if we'll see that again. That's a pretty powerful piece of equipment, if you ask me, and it's pretty daring to had it over to a child, even one that appears as mature and intelligent as Hermione. And everything else seems to show up again (which, actually, I like -- I hate when series writers, for books or TV, create something fantastic and then just drop it and forget about it).
I drive my kids nuts when we watch the movie.
"What would have happened if they told the truth about the troll?"
Then my kids all sigh together....
That was exactly the example that I thought of! "I was in the bathroom when the troll came in, and my friends came looking for me and rescued me." No harm, no foul.
I'm thinking Voldermort did it by accident when he "killed" his mom and dad and tried to kill Harry. I also think Hermione's cat is either Harry's mom or dad. Probably dad.
That's why I thought Hagrid might have been a Hufflepuff, because their dorms are in the basement near the kitchen.
I thought the Ministry's entire stock of Time Turners were destroyed in the Battle of the Department of Mysteries in Book 5. I seem to recall Neville or someone blew them up.
It's very lengthy but I found it fascinating.
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?
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!!
I just had a "Duh" moment about year 1. The first years didn't ride in the coaches. They took boats.
So am I. And you're right!! Pages 725/726 of GoF mention "the horseless carriages" but nothing about Harry seeing thestrals.
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.
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!
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...
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.
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.