Beyond Hogwarts

<Latest Articles
Comments Index
Save Last On

Search Beyond Hogwarts:

Reference Desk:
Beyond Hogwarts FAQ
Wizard to Muggle Currency Converter
Harry Potter Spelling Reference

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!

> Read the full article

Pages:  <<  <  56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 ...  >  >>

Reader Comments: (Page 66)

Rebel Phoenix - That is a very good question, and one that I want answering as well. Who replaced the potion in the stone basin after Regulus had drank it? Becasue we see Dumbledore drink it, it must be there! Another interesting question is: What is the potion? Can someone help me with these questions unless I have missed something!

Posted by Rashida from Northants, England on July 29, 2007 11:17 AM

Just got some answers to questions I found on pages here. I still have a lot of comments to read, but here are my answer/comments:

dvin from Glendale, CA: I can give you some answers�
1) Dumbledore had James�s cloak at their , because he had asked James if he could borrow it. If I have understood correctly, James shows the cloak to Dumbledore, presenting it as a family heirloom. Dumbledore, however, recognizes the cloak as one of the ly Hallows, or thinks it, so he asks to borrow it so that he can examine it.

2) I THINK Hermione has lifted the spell on them. In the epilogue, you can read about Ron saying �Granddad Weasley would never forgive you if you married a pure-blood�. This indicates that there is also a Granddad Granger (at least, here, in Holland, we name our grandparents after their child), and that Hugo and Rosie know/knew them.

Snumbledore from Sydney: Well, I don�t know whether you�ve noticed, but a lot of wizards and witches have unusual names. Draco, Hermione, Herpine(don�t know whether that one�s English too, though), Salazar(though that one�s old), and many more... I guess there is less need for a popular name in the wizarding world. But I do agree, any non-magical child called Albus Severus would be pretty unhappy, especially if he didn�t know about the person who also carries his name.

Someone here had the unanswered question about what was so significant about having Lily�s eyes. I thought it would be pretty obvious... Because of Harry�s eyes, Snape keeps some kind of respect towards Harry, keeps protecting him. It�s part of the reason Snape agrees with Dumbledore to take part in Harry�s protection. Must�ve been horrible for him... Seeing the son of his enemy and youth-friend, the son having his enemy�s appearance and the friend�s eyes... And Snape wanted to while looking in Lily�s eyes. This has probably been explained a lot, though...

I'm now kind of smooth, relaxed again. Till about 4 days after I read the book I was really confused and different than usually. This morning (night) I watched HP2, 3 and 4 with a friend and my need for HP was satisfied again. Also, I've got the book here, so I may go and read some interesting parts again.

Posted by Diantha from Noord-Holland, the Netherlands on July 29, 2007 2:47 PM

I loved the ending of book 7! i finished it within 12 hours of reading. I started at 1:30 am till 4:30 am, fell asleep for 6 hours untill 10:00 am and read untill 6:30 pm. Also, I am 11 years old. i read outside and came in smiling at my Mother and sister who had'nt finished reading, (we purchased 3 copies). later when my Mother finished reading, she came inside the house half crying because she did not want the series to end. That confused my sister alot about the ending. My mother and I could'nt stop laughing!

Posted by cara from Wilmington DE on July 29, 2007 4:40 PM

Harry and Dumbledore's plan is to leave the Elder wand with a former master who cannot be defeated. The wand is with Dumbledore's body again in the tomb (marked with the 'hallows' simbol even)

The question is Why Harry would take on a job where he possibly MIGHT lose a duel and thereby lose control of the elder wand? Draco had become its master even if Draco never once touched the stick. Similarily, if Harry were to lose any real duel, even with an inconsequential spell, he might lose control of the Elder wand. If Harry were to undefeated then the worry about such a weapon would be ended.

Posted by Charlie Tarbox from Gettysburg, Pa on July 29, 2007 5:02 PM

I still don't get exactly how Harry survived because the Elder Wand should have been Voldemort's. Remember that part in the book, after Harry overpowers Draco and becomes the master of the Elder Wand, he sees Voldemort robbing the Elder Wand from Dumbledore's grave? After that, he panicks and gets annoyed. So Voldemort took the Elder Wand against Harry's , and since Harry is the master of the wand, Voldemort now is. Because Harry is no longer the master of the wand, Voldemort's ing curse wouldn't have backfired on him and instead plowed through Harry's Expelliarmus and ed him.

Posted by Sam from New York, New York on July 29, 2007 5:03 PM

Well I don`tthink that Tonks, Lupin and colin are still alive 'cause Jo would have told us in the end. It would`ve been relly great but their loss shows us that there`s no war without victims... I was really sad when I read they were and i was crying hard but it wouldn`t have been realistic if they had suddenly reappeared or something like that..

Posted by Ellen from Bielefeld, germany on July 29, 2007 5:06 PM

But I think its fine because Voldemort only took one wand that Harry owned but not the one that he was currently using. I think that you have to take the wand that the wizard is currently using to own the Elder Wand. In the sixth book, Malfoy disarms Dumbeldore's wand which he had been using at the time and Harry took Malfoy's wand at Malfoy Manor that Malfoy had been using at the time, not the Elder Wand. So to become the owner of the Elder Wand, Voldemort would have to take Draco's wand, which Harry was using, from Harry against Harry's .

Posted by Emily from Sunnyvale, CA on July 29, 2007 5:14 PM

First of all R.I.P. Tonks, Lupin, Fred, Dobby, Colin, and all the rest that d saving Harry! Second of all we are big/huge/enourmous Harry Potter fans and no we don't have problems. We think that this was the best book ever written! J.K Rowling is a genius! It's no wonder she's a billionare! The epilouge was a great touch!

Posted by Whittney&Olivia; from Fletcher,nc on July 29, 2007 5:34 PM

Thanks Laurie from N.C. for your legwork on Colin Creevey!

Posted by BNICKEL from Batavia, IL on July 29, 2007 5:58 PM

A lot of people are asking about Neville pulling the sword out the hat. I think that if a true Gryffidor needs the sword, they be able to pull it out the hat, no matter where the sword is at the time. I mean, I don't think it was just hanging out in the hat all that time until Harry pulled it out in COS, right? It presents itself when needed.

Posted by Brook from FL on July 29, 2007 8:21 PM

To Clar from Singapore--I like your idea of a War memorial with the names of our lost, brave, treasured friends. A lovely thought for the grounds of Hogwarts.

Posted by Mrs weasley from Indianapolis on July 29, 2007 8:23 PM

R.I.P. Dobby, Mad-eye (Alastor) Moody, Fred, Hedwig, Tonks (crying now), Lupin (still crying!) and Snape (crying SO HARD NOW!) And also poor little Colin Creevy.

And by the way Whittney&Olivia; im a HUGE HP fan and every time someone d I CRYED MY EYES OUT! And Rashida, i think Regulus Ordered Kreacher to put the posion back in the bowl or well like refill it. does this help?

Posted by AlexisAnRon4ever from rochester ny on July 29, 2007 8:35 PM

Pages:  <<  <  56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 ...  >  >>

Latest Discussions | Comments | The Septology | Harry's World | Harry Potter Movies | FAQ is not affiliated with or approved by
Scholastic Books, Bloomsbury, Warner Bros., or J.K. Rowling
Original Content Copyright © 2006-2009 David Haber, All Rights Reserved