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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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Posted by Oatmeal from Chapel Hill, NC on July 22, 2007 1:02 PM

Harry did not and come back, because he did not . Dumbledore said so. He survived the Adavra Kedavra because of the protection that he shared with Voldemort. So actually, those who thought Harry would were completely wrong.. not only didn't he , he couldn't have d.

Posted by Pat from Cleveland, OH on July 22, 2007 1:44 PM

Yes, I really thought it was a great book but I still have so many questions, like when I was reading the last page I kept thinking: which job does Harry have now and that kind of things.

Posted by dirk from zutendaal, belgium on July 22, 2007 1:46 PM

good book, i hp so much! it was a shame so many characters d, but their was not in vain!

Posted by daryl from fermanagh on July 22, 2007 1:51 PM

I was surprised at the number of people who d. She said 2 main characters would , yet we lost many more lives. I would consider Fred, Moody, lupin, and tonks all main characters, and thats twice the amount!

Posted by jake from Missouri on July 22, 2007 1:55 PM

Harry *could* have d. Dumbledore said so -- Harry had the choice to get back to living or continue on beyond the veil, so to speak...

Anyway... to the brilliant creator of this site: I came to this website ("Dumbledore is not ") after HBP and I loved your analysis. While you were wrong about the main point, your analysis was spot on (Snape ed Dumbledore on his orders and his heart was not in it)... but only a creative genius like JKR could have come up with the problem of Dumbledore having a short time left to live, so it was all OK anyway. And, what about that... Dumbledore had a weakness for power, so he tried on the ring and it became a sentence. I think that's why he shielded Harry from knowledge of the Hallows... because Dumbledore himself had a weakness for power, as did two other young equals of his: Grindelwald and Voldemort... and look what happened to them. He didn't want Harry to turn bad, but, that's why Harry's so great -- he doesn't have any desire for power or cruelty. Just an amazing ending to the greatest series of books, ever! Thanks for this site, btw, I really enjoy reading your theories!

Posted by Susan on July 22, 2007 1:57 PM

I am going to be devastated now that i have no more harry potter books to look forward to. This really is the perfect ending for the perfect series and J.K did a great job keeping us in the dark and bringing twists and turns along the way. I would rate it infinate stars however since i don't think it's possible 5/5 stars do. I'm hoping that perhaps J.K can write a book or series that is written from dumbledore's point of view and has dumbledore's story in it. Even though we know alot about his previous life i still feel that there is alot more to know. Perhaps J.K can also write a series contuining on with harry's children but i think that that's a way too far-fetched thought. And hopefully she write an encyclopedia cause it be really fun to read. And i would just like to say that all Harry potter books would remain with me and stay in my soul forever. I still can't believe life without harry potter but like everyone we have got to move on and find a new series.

Posted by Harsh from Ontario on July 22, 2007 2:01 PM

no more harry potter books... i think i'm gonna miss voldemort just as much...

Posted by Raghav from Toronto on July 22, 2007 2:02 PM

i can't believe that its over...but enjoy today, its the frist day of the rest of our lives...long live harry potter and the memory of it all

Posted by Megan on July 22, 2007 2:11 PM

I have to agree with dirk, ive been wandering what jobs they have etc, whether or not george carried on with the weesleys wizard weezes now fred has d etc.
However the book was still another masterpiece produced by J.K. An amazing finish to an awesome series.

Posted by Sam from Derby, England on July 22, 2007 2:16 PM

i cant believe there are no more books left! Well, at least the last book was great! Of course i was sad about the people , but there got to be. It wouldnt've been as good unless some people d. And also, it could've been worse, with ron or hermione !

I simply cant see how anyone can manke up a story like this series! Jk rowling is amazing!

Posted by mia from swe on July 22, 2007 2:23 PM

I also just finished the book.

I do know what the american book cover stands for, its the moment Harry asks Voldemort to feel remorse. At least that's my opinion, I can't think of anything else, although they're not holding wands.

Just like Dirk, who posted earlier, I'm also having some questions. Why are two of the three children of Harry and Ginny named after relatives of Harry and none of them after a relative of Ginny? (I thought Fred would be nice...)
What kind of job does Harry have? Did Neville ever get married? Who in the world would marry Draco Malfoy? What happened with uncle Vernon, aunt Petunia and Dudley? Where are they?

Posted by Leonie from South of the Netherlands on July 22, 2007 2:24 PM

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