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The Aftermath: We were all correct

by David Haber

Sometime a week before Book 7 came out, someone commented that Harry would die, but then come back. I think most everyone on the site thought it was a silly idea. But I told several people at that time that I thought that just might be the perfect solution, although I couldn't figure out how J.K. could make it work. J.K. did, of course! So, the half of the Harry Potter fans in the world who thought Harry would die were right! And the other half who thought he would live were also right!

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Who's up for a Teddy Lupin Series?

No really-
He's half werewolf, half metamorphmagus.
His parents both d when he was a baby.
Harry is his stepfather.
He is never actually seen in the book.
We could check up on what Harry, Ron, Hermione, and Ginny are doing (along with the rest of everyone).

He'd be an interesting main character. All that remains is a villain...Goyle?

Posted by Emily on July 23, 2007 1:06 PM

Emily: No, it would have to be Draco's kid, Scorpius!

Posted by Dave Haber from Los Angeles, CA on July 23, 2007 1:07 PM

After Voldemort AK's Harry and Harry "s" (or however you wish to phrase it), throughout his conversation with Dumbledore there are many references to the crying child underneath one of the chairs. Excuse my ignorance if I have missed something, but was it explained later on the significance of the child; what/who it was and the fact that they could not help it?

Just something that made me curious..

can't believe it's finally over!
think I'm going to have to re-read HP&TDH; just to make sense of everything!

there was another thing I was confused about;
when Dumbledore was explaining to Harry his reasons for thinking that Voldemort did not know about the Hallows, he mentioned the fact that the Restoring ring was also a Horcrux, meaning Voldemort had selected it for this purpose. I just wondered what would posess Voldemort to choose this particular ring (for a Horcrux);
if Voldemort didn't know the ring's true power, then the ring wouldn't mean anything to him, as it is neither related to him or any of the Houses of Hogwarts, and with him already using the Gaunt's Ring for a Horcrux, why would he use another, seemingly meaningless, of no relevance ring?

Posted by megs from Cheshire on July 23, 2007 1:14 PM

Well done Damien from Plymouth! Not just because your observations mirror my own... You have laid out the future scenario beautifully. What about Umbridge though? My greatest desire for her is that she be eaten by an acromantula or something equally unpleasant, but I'd settle for her dismissal from the ministry and starving to in a gutter.

Posted by et from the wild west on July 23, 2007 1:27 PM

So, anyone who could afford a house elf and was imprisoned in the Malfoy jail for whatever reason could get out easily? Any jail maybe?

Great book though! And I mean that! The woman really can tell a story...

Posted by Co Doesburg from Amsterdam, the Netherlands on July 23, 2007 1:31 PM

The questions I want answered are who d first Lupin or Tonks? And how?

Although a great book, I found the way in which we were told of these s was disrespectful to these two, especially Lupin who has played a pivotal part in the books (EG DADA teacher who really taught Harry something). These s did however cause a parallel with Harry for poor Ted.

Oh and another I forgot, how did the Potters and Longbottoms defie Voldemort three times? I always expected to find that out.

A list of the 50 and a brief description of who they were should of been in the ending.

Where does Harry live, did we return to Grimmauld Place or even Godrics Hollow? What happened to Kreacher, I think he would proberly have been released.

Also why did JK once comment that the teachers did have spouses and they were important, I for one would like to know.

Did Teddy initially grow up with his gran or the Weasley's? Given the comment I think by Ron made about truely becoming part of the family.

What jobs did they all do, especially Luna?

Also Luna definitely did not end up with Neville, JK herself said that, although I think Dean likely.

Who was Minister for Magic? I'd like to think Arthur, although he proberly got a promotion and Kingsley was the minister.

And Hagrid, whats he doing? And his brother?

Did Professor Sprout retire? Was Firenze accepted back into the forest?

So many questions, I believe JK answer in the form of a Q&A;/encyclopedia type book.

A great series, I salute you JK

Posted by Jay from England on July 23, 2007 1:32 PM

I agree with some of the people who have been left lacking enough closure. Although I love all the books and am a fiercely loyal fan there was something missing..... It is almost as if we now have more loose ends than we started with.

In parts it felt as though Jo had been given restricted time to write and had to fill the pages with anything i.e. the camping business. Why did Ron really have to throw a strop and disappear (In the last book of all places when he knew he was needed most) - just so he could return to save Harry and the sword from the lake? I missed the cosiness of the whole Hogwarts routine - it just did not feel the same without it - Did Harry and co sit their newts later and pass them - I should hope so after stu for so long. The big build up to Hermione and Ron's romance was - apart from Ron's usual funny comments - a bit of an anti climax. Then sometimes it felt as though things were hurrying along too quickly - Snape's for example- What happened to his body later? In the last chapter it says the bos of Lupin, Fred etc are laid to rest in a room but why is there no mention of Snape's body being recovered - he at least deserved a few paragraphs there - hero that he was in the end. Harry did not really show any real sorrow towards him when he found out the truth- there should have been a special assembly or something at least in memorian of all those who d. There was no emotional thank you from Harry to Ron and Hermione (or even Neville) when he pulled the two aside in the end to go to Dumbledore's office (They were simply witnesses to the conversation he had with Dumbledore)- instead he was thinking about having a sandwich. I know he was sleepy - who wouldn't be but I can't understand why, after having such a strong bond with his best friends, there was no emotion. The scene where Harry goes into the forest to meet his was reminiscent of Aslan going into the forest to give himself up to the White Witch. I understand how Neville finds the sword even though Griphook took it (Because it presents itself to a worthy Gryffindor when needed) but where exactly was the snake when he chopped it's head off? I thought it was on Voldemort's shoulders but there is no real detail about where it is. Hermione and Ron were not given much to do in the final battle - nothing out of the ordinary considering that Hermione was probably the most gifted witch Hogwarts had ever seen. I think the person who uses magic that we have not seen doing so before must be Molly Weasly because she is usually seen bustling about the kitchen at the Burrow and we have never seen her fight (Boy, does she kick ass) - I doubt it was Ted Tonks because he's a nobody really. Why Fred? Tonks and Lupin? Just to leave their child an orphan? We never found out the after effects of Bill's scarring from the attack by Fenrir Greyback. Why was the story of Ariana (Dumbledore's sister) repeated time and time again - did anyone really care?

All this analysing aside I can only come to one conclusion - That Jo plans to write more books - She said there be no more Harry Potter books in the future but she has not said no more Albus Potter or Lily Potter has she?

The epilogue leaves the reader thirsty for more and introduces what I believe be characters in future books and lets not forget that the 3 ly hallows are still intact - The stone in the forest, the elder wand back in the tomb and the cloak - ready to be passed on to Harry's kin.

I'm off to the library to do a 'Hermione' now and investigate further. I keep you posted.

Posted by reese from blackburn, uk on July 23, 2007 1:35 PM

I've always stood beside Snape. He's been my favorite character since book one so I am very pleased to see that he has been vindicated! Now people won't make fun of me for liking him so much.

Was I the only one that cried when Harry said Albus Severus(even though that would be a horrible name to have in real life)?

I thought JK did a fantastic job with pulling everything together. However, I am kind of disappointed that we don't know whether or not he became an Auror or not in the end.

Now that it's all over, I'm not sure what to do with myself...

Posted by Ashley from Tuscaloosa, Alabama on July 23, 2007 1:44 PM

Damien from plymouth, I love your fanfiction. To be honest, I think Jo wanted to please everyone and looked through all these websites and took their predictions and mixed them all together. But, oh well. I really hated all the "new magic" like wand lore and the ly hallows. That was the definition of bad writing, Deus Ex Machina anyone?
Also, for an author like Jo who steals all her archetypes from the Classics, she really screwed up! Can anyone honestly see any of the Order using the unforgivable curses? NO WAY. Unacceptable. If they did use them, why not use the ing curse on the Eaters? If they were ing to , which they were, remember McConagall, "we duel to !" then they have all torn their souls. They are no better then Voldemort!

What is with the houselves? they seem more powerful than wizards, why not them all?

I think everyone saw the parralels between Grindelwald and Hitler, right? Nuremberg was Grindelwald'd prison, and just like how Hindu symbol became the Nazi swastika, the Hallows became Grindelwald's mark. So, does that make Dumbledore a Mussolini?

I think this was a terrible conclusion to a great saga. I guess it went the way of Star Wars...

Posted by Yahya from Hartford, CT on July 23, 2007 1:52 PM

I think that on the American cover, that could be the part where they are fighting in the Great Hall (no ceiling), and Harry is reaching for the Elder Wand. I'm not positive though.

Posted by Belle on July 23, 2007 1:56 PM

The that hurt me the most was Fred's. Being a twin myself, it just seemed to wrench my heart! What George do? How he carry on, since it was ALWAYS the two of them? Sigh! Maybe Lee Jordan gets together with George to continue the store! I hope that JKR puts out a book on what happened to all the other characters and how their lives continued after the big battle, esp., George, Luna, and the rest of the crew! The books were the best!

Posted by Marie from Phila, PA on July 23, 2007 1:56 PM

Hey guys! She probs doesn't come on this site, but HUGE thank you to Jk for actually managing to pull that off! Was definitely my favourite book by about ten miles, so packed, so funny, so heartbreaking, so poignant, so mature, with such depth....really an incredible book, especially for people my age (16/17/18) who literally grew up WITH Harry. In general I was really pleased...ending was slightly tame I felt...not complaining, but was really expecting someone from the inner circle to . And Harry AND surviving...sheer class. But the whole 19 eyars later thing...bit cheesy, still loved it though.

Ok, How much did Harry mature in mentally and emotionally in this book? He was so perceptive, so selfless, so brave! I liked him in this one more than any other, he stunned me.

What did everyone think about the chilling allusions to the Nazis and Hitler? The parallells really distrubed me...I mean, you could say it was an allusion to all the mercilessly cruel ways we wonderful humans have persecuted each other over the aeons, but the Grindwelwald thing happening in 1945....makes it seem more of a Nazi allusion. What are people's thoughts...? Appropriate? Disrespectful? Necessary?

Posted by Tabitha from London, England on July 23, 2007 2:00 PM

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