Skip to comments.Harry Potter: 3 More Things I Learned
Posted on 08/01/2007 6:59:32 AM PDT by ParsifalCA
I am warning those who have not finished the series . . . and there must be still a few of them by now. . . that there are spoilers ahead. I have just finished the last book . . . having spent an enjoyable evening with it thanks to Sams Club and an indulgent wife.
I am done with Harry Potter and enjoying the literary aftertaste the way one enjoys a fine meal almost as much after it is done as when it is being consumed . . . though it is a bit sad that the series is finished.
And it is really finished . . .
Will one be able to re-read the books with pleasure?
I think the answer is only a tentative yes. If one knows the puzzles and the secrets of the book, it will not take away the charm of the characters or the fun of a good Quidditch match, but the first read will always be the best.
The strength of these books is in the plot and the second read, when everything is known, will be satisfying for finding all the clues to what happens . . . but I am hard pressed to know if I will want to re-read them a third or fourth time.
A really great book is as good on the fourth read . . . and some childrens books (Little White Horse) are better.
I deeply enjoyed the last book and thought the ending satisfying. For those who found them quite Christian, they will find much in this last book to give strength to their idea.
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Touching, or the central message of the whole series.
It warms them up because it’s HOT butterbeer. Ever drink beer a 180 degrees?
And Ron WANTED to try firewhiskey, but Hermione wouldn’t let him. I don’t recall any underage drinking.
I never had a heart-felt blessing thrown back in my face before. At least, not by a fellow Christian. Nonetheless, I will turn the other cheek.
I do understand, PM. But not allowing them to read fairytales does nothing to further that goal. Raising them to respect (fear) and understand God to the best of their ability does, however.
So, at the risk of repeating myself, my point is that the heart that fears God need not fear the devil in a Harry Potter book. If you raise your children in this manner, they could read the Necronomicon itself and be perfectly safe.
Pretty sure Harry had some in the last book. And I think butterbeer is like hot buttered rum. But that is just my guess on the subject. I think I remember something about someone having too much of it. I forget where.
If you have access to Usenet Newsgroups, you can download them at alt.binaries.harry-potter. That’s where I got mine. I MUCH prefer them to Jim Dale. Stephen Fry does girls’ voices much better; Dale makes them sound a little slow. He does a good Scrimgeour, though.
While it was a part of her central theme it was touching in that Harry had enough love inside him to reach out to his enemy and try to save him no matter how angry and hurt he was at the time. After all, Harry knew of many of the deaths of his friends at that point. He could simply have faced him down and let him die without that chance.
*waves bottle tauntingly*
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Twelve reasons not to see Harry Potter Movies
1. God shows us that witchcraft, sorcery, spells, divination and magic are evil.
2. The movie’s foundation in fantasy, not reality, doesn’t diminish its power to change beliefs and values.
3. Each occult image and suggestion prompts the audience to feel more at home in this setting.
I think Scrimgeour is more of a Lincoln type - blow off the Constitution for the Bigger Purpose.
Not to start a fight or anything ... it's definitely admirable, in a way, and certainly not an indicator of personal evil or weakness.
They toasted Moody with firewhiskey in book 7, but by then Harry is of age.
Agreed, but it was not unexpected. Harry never accepted the mission to kill Voldemort. This is the point of the series. He succeeded because he refused to let the end justify the means.
Whew! If we can get the War of Northern Aggression folks over here, this thread will go 1000+ and end up in the Smokey Backroom.
“If you raise your children in this manner, they could read the Necronomicon itself and be perfectly safe.”
That is simply not true.
“Do not be deceived:’Bad company ruins good morals.’”
“never had a heart-felt blessing thrown back in my face before. “
Sorry for that. I didn’t mean to offend.
It appears you've had the same sort of experience with dentists that I have ...