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Final Deathly Hallows Debates: Who Lives and Who Dies?

We know for sure that some characters are going to die in Deathly Hallows. Last year in an interview, J.K. Rowling said that two characters die who she had not originally thought would die in the end of the story. That means at least two characters die, but probably more. And that's probably not counting Harry and/or Voldemort. So who lives and who dies? Tell us who you think will die, and more importantly, why you think so.

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Lots of people said that Hagrid would because of the Black-White-Red connection (alchemy). I agree with that, altough Rubeus might just mean a Gryffindor connection.

Maybe Snape sacrifice himself to help Harry.

I don't think any young person , because the novel seems to be about the "son ing the father", I mean every adult reference (his parents, his grandfather, Dumbledore, Hagrid?) around Harry would disappear to make him assume his adult responsibilities. That's why the majority is at seventeen, not eighteen.

Then, Voldemort could , but maybe not. Maybe he's just vainquished, deprived from his damaged soul, and goes on like a vegetable.

Definitely, I don't think Harry physically : too tragic, too romantic.

Posted by herve from strasbourg on July 6, 2007 09:21 AM

Seriously, i think that if Harry s, there's going to be a whole generation of kids that are going to need grief therapy.

Posted by Annette from Mpls, MN on July 6, 2007 10:26 AM

Percy protecting his family while realizing that he made a huge mistake...
Lupin and Tonks trying to cover/save Harry, Ron and Hermione
A lot of the enemies including Voldy...
Harry, Hermione, Ron and Ginny survive... Its just too tragic if one of them does...

Posted by riddle from little hangleton on July 6, 2007 11:13 AM

well i love eveybody's therories--i have a few new ones though...

firstly, dumbledore said "there are many ways to a man tom", " is the next great adventure" and " is not the worst thing that can happen", so i think that voldemort not , well at least not properly, so i think that harry overcome his fears of dementors and summon one to suck out voldermorts soul, however, i fear this might not be a evil enough ending for JKR.

my second therery revolves around dumbledore's glint in his eye after he found out that voldemort now had harrys blood in him. so both harry and voldemort have a piece of each other inside them, so this may mean that harry wouldnt have to himself for voldemort to be ed.

my other idea revolves around that also--what if they got into a duel and their wands connected again, but this time the connection didnt break and it exploded, ing both of them, or alternatively ridding them of the pieces of each other. then neville s tom.

i also have a feeling that the prophecy involved three people, neville harry and voldemort, and the part where it says "neither can live while the other survives" actually means either one could voldermort and until one does the other person cannot "live" or enjoy life.

Posted by kaylz from newcastle on July 6, 2007 12:15 PM

I think that Hermione might , though I don't want any of the trio to .
Also, I'm hoping Snape s, though we still don't know where his loyalties lie, its hard to say whether he hates Harry or its simply a cover-up.

Posted by Adhishree from Mumbai,India on July 6, 2007 12:28 PM

1. Harry: because there is no eighth book and thus the end of "Harry Potter AND..." saga.

2. Voldemort: Harry may be the Horcrux. Voldemort is the ultimate evil that needs to be perished when such sacrifices be made. "Neither can survive" policy.

3. Pettigrew: atonement = .

4. Neville: might fighting. Make his Gran finally proud.

5. A BIG bunch of Eaters, including Malfoy.

6. Mad Eye Moody. No reason. I just have a hunch.

7. Arthur Weasley. Again. No reason. I'm ticking off from the Order.

8. Kreacher. Atonement yet again.

I DON'T think Hagrid, McGonagall, Ron, Hermione or Fred, George would . They're the ones who continue Harry's work and symbolize the life that goes on, even when our dearest of all leave us.

Posted by Mahwash from Pakistan on July 6, 2007 1:17 PM

I think voldemort and harry in the end when they are fighting

Posted by T.J from B.C. CANADA on July 6, 2007 1:34 PM

I think Voldemort survive but that survival be worst than because in "Order of the phoenix" Dumbledore said there is something worse than .

And another important thing is whom hermoine choose from ron and Victor.

Posted by Gurwinder from B.C. Canada on July 6, 2007 1:48 PM

Could it be that we are all searching just a little too deep for the answers? Could the destruction of Voldemort be as simple as his falling on the sword that belonged to Godric Gryffindor? Somehow, that's an image I think we can all live with.

Posted by Patti from Mill Creek, WA on July 6, 2007 2:39 PM

After months, weeks, and days of anxiously counting down, we are now within 14 days. I have been so excited about this final book, but now I almost feel "dread". It is almost like a double mourning because I just know if Harry s I won't being watching the HBP or DH movies so the OotP movie could be my last.

Is anyone else out there starting to feel the "dread" thinking Harry isn't going to make it?

Posted by PKJ from M'boro, TN on July 6, 2007 3:08 PM

PKJ from M'boro, TN:

It's not the "dread" that Harry may not make it that I feel so much as the anxiety of just facing the end of this marvelous journey on which JKR has taken us. There was an article published yesterday by a writer for the Associated Press that addressed the mythology supporting Harry's -- I was almost afraid to read it. However, I for one was very encouraged by the second half of the article which dealt with the belief that "...Rowling is part of a tradition of British writers like Edith Nesbit, writing stories where children are the focus and have grand adventures..." As the article further points out, "reader outrage would be high if Harry d, and it might seem cruel to younger readers, who aren't familiar with classic literary story arcs... J.K. Rowling would get some howlers if Harry Potter did not survive."

This logic helped me to feel better. I don't think any of us doubt that it be a hard-fought battle, most likely with some serious loss along the way. But I'm confident that Harry be victorious.

Posted by Patti from Mill Creek, WA on July 6, 2007 4:11 PM


Oh, I must say that the rational side of myself can see why it would be more profitable for JKR to let HP live. I keep telling myself that she could possibly decrease her popularity as well. But then the shadow of doubts enter my mind.

Those articles on the internet haven't helped that is for sure. It be so hard not to peak at the end of the book when I pick it up 12:01 am. I may make it to the car at least if I can make it out the store before looking.

Please, oh, please let Harry live!

Posted by PKJ from M'boro, TN on July 6, 2007 5:13 PM

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