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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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Reader Comments: (Page 35)

Dobby (A Free Elf)
Fred (some pointed out already...who's last word was a joke)
Georges' Ear (can't think of anything)
Mad eye Moody (An Auror who took down as many Eaters as he could with him)
Tom Riddle Seniors parents (because they had no idea for the reason voldemort ed him)
Gellert Grindelwald (For The Greater Good)
Remus Lupin (an outcast because of his furry little problem)
Nymphadora Tonks (Clumsy being her only fault)
Severus Snape (Hopefully the Half-Blood Prince shall rest in peace)

The List Of Goes On But Right Now
It's Four In Ihe Morning And I'm Tired

Posted by he who chose not to reveal his name from unknown on July 24, 2007 01:19 AM

Elder Lupus: Thank you for your comment about reading the previous posts. After 34 pages of postings, many questions have been commented and answered to... So before rushing to post, it is better to take time and read.
The previous posts helped me to understand how Draco became the master of the wand (he has not ed Dumbledore - I had not thought of the disarming charm before) and the meaning of the "look at me" said by Snape. I thought he meant for Harry to go into his thoughts in the Pensieve, I believe now that he wanted to see Lily's eyes for the last time.

Posted by Cecil from Tacoma WA on July 24, 2007 01:31 AM

Oh, you know what, nevermind. That paragraph of Dumbledore telling Snape about the night Lily d is worded in such a way that, at first, it appears as though the ing Curse inflicted upon LILY rebounds, but when I read it can actually be interpreted to mean AFTER he attacked Lily and then attacked Harry. My mistake. Glad it was mine and not Rowling's... phew!

traco -- I thank and applaud you... about the Snape bit. You've put my soul at, at least some, ease...

Posted by Katie T from California on July 24, 2007 01:35 AM

About Snape and Draco: Snape did the unbreakable vow to protect Draco, and in fact he saved his life. Voldemort would have ed Draco, not Snape, if he had realized that Draco had "won" the wand. Draco has been very lucky throughout all the series.

Posted by Cecil from Tacoma WA on July 24, 2007 01:36 AM

I loved the book! Almost all my questions were answered! AND I was so happy Harry survived. The whole storyline about the ly Hallows was fantastic. I actually thought it was a location, not objects! It was pure genius, with the whole escape of thing. She concealed all the objects so well and it seemed so hard to wonder where they were!

I loved the epilogue and the whole story on Snape. Him loving Lily was so sweet and the part about him wanting to see Harry's eyes! I really loved that part. In the epilogue, when Harry named his youngest son after Snape and said he was the bravest man he knew, that was so touching! I was crying! The book was excellent!

Posted by Tasmeeah from London on July 24, 2007 01:50 AM

Marjorie - thanks for adding your comment about the magical eye, I haven't yet gone back to read about it in more detail, but if I had to say that this was why the eye was able to see through the cloak, I would also guess that it contained some powerful magic. Although the legend says that it's supposed to hide the wearer completely and be impenetrable, this is the only issue that I have not been able to make sense of.

Posted by Andi from England on July 24, 2007 01:57 AM

Hedwig, Dobby, Fred, Mad-Eye, Remus, Tonks, Colin, Severus,...Albus. RIP. Yours are just a few of the names I always remember.
The book answered many of my questions, however there are some I would still like to ask.
Where did Neville get Godric's sword? Didn't Griphook have it? What happened to Harry's Firebolt? Did Harry give back Draco's wand? And do they still hate ech other? Who's Headmaster now? What are Harry, Ron, Hermione, Ginny, Draco and Luna's (plus countless others) jobs? Is Kingsley now the Minister? What's this about Dumbledore's other LETTERS(!) to Petunia? What happened to the Dursley's? Did Harry ever contact them again? What about Kreacher? What did Harry's parents do for a living? What about everyone else in the final conflict, WHO ELSE DIED? What about Fred and George's -sorry,George's- shop? Wasn't there meant to be a non-magical charachter who does magic? Is the DADA job still jinxed? Is Teddy Lupin a werewolf? Is Harry the master of or not?

Posted by Rhiannon Raphael on July 24, 2007 02:16 AM

I loved the chapter Prince's Tale. It was so sweet that he loved Lily and needed to see her eyes one last time..

Posted by Snape's Army from Sydney on July 24, 2007 02:51 AM

These books have comforted me for all my years of reading them. Jo never know how much these books have effected me. I feel bad for those who havent been fans of the books and im glad there are others to share my happiness with for those who are fans. Harry Potter is like my own little horcrux, its a piece of me, it's part of my soul. And as i continue to re-read the books yet again, i still get emotional at every page. Jo is absolutely amazing and i know she's touched all of our harry potter adoring hearts. i must admit, ever since the first book, i thought harry would . after all the he has witnessed, i thought it would be a nice sense of peace for him. I am shocked but glad. i just finsihed this book, not only but 19 minutes ago and im still overwhelmed. like many others, i cant believe it's over, all of us are craving more. And though we all know she said this would without a doubt be her last installment of the series, i still have a little bit of hope that she could change her mind. I think we would all agree this is not a book that . this is not for just our generation, but for all years to come, i'm only 15, and i know i force my kids to read this (even if i have to cruico them to read it!) well, in ending, i would like to give my thanks to all who help this website. it has been a great comfort for me when i discovered it after i read HBP. Thanks for everything and thanks to J.K. Rowling. We would of never known the Boy Who Lived if it hadnt been for her...

Posted by Amanda [Snuffles&Moo;] from Illinois on July 24, 2007 03:08 AM

i also finished the book yesterday afternoon. it was a great experience. but i didn't like the s of more than 2 characters. i wish fred could survive. he was my fave and also doby. But i think J.K Rowling should have given more details about harry, ron, neville, draco, hagrid etc in the chapter "After Ninetten Years".

I think she could write another book on Harry and Ginny's children; Albus, Lily and James.

great book though.

Posted by vatsal singh from bsngslore on July 24, 2007 03:38 AM

first of all, i would like to thank JKR for the great septology. but theres still one thing i dont understand.

when exactly did harry become the master of the elder wand?

was it the moment, when he disarmed malfoy with his real wand, or the moment, when he disarmed voldemort (and became the real master of the elder wand, though the then master (Malfoy) wasnt acutally defeated)?

if the first possibilty is the right one, theres still something i wonder about. why could Voldemort cast the AK on Harry the moment, when he actually destroyed the Horcrux inside him, but the elder wand ed Voldemort in the end, when he wanted to Harry?

The Elder Wand must have known then, that it was possible, that Harry could survive, while the Horcrux (about which the Elder Wand must have known too) would be destroyed.

On top of that the Elder Wand must have been extremely powerful (powerful enough to destroy a horcrux) though it actually wasnt used by the real master of it, who was actually harry. It had to know again, that it actually worked for its real master, when Voldemort used his AK on Harry.

Posted by Sebastian from Germany on July 24, 2007 04:00 AM

Ted Tonks didn't do magic late in Life. He wasn't a muggle. Ted Tonks was MUGGLEBORN. A mudblood so to speak. That's why Andromeda was disowned.

Posted by vinay from Bangalore on July 24, 2007 04:07 AM

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