Saturday, July 23, 2005

Totally off-topic: Harry Potter analysis

I've written an analysis in The Storage Room of why certain critical circumstances at the end of Harry Potter: Half-Blood Prince are not really as they seem. SPOILER ALERT: Don't follow this link unless you want to read about the most critical event at the end of the book.

Why am I going so far off-topic to divert attention to my writing on another blog? Ego, of course. I want everyone to know (1) I told you so, and (2) You read it here first.


Blogger Mark White said...

I agree with your conclusions with this addendum. With all of the evil firepower in place brought to Hogwarts by Draco and Voldemort no one from the school is killed and only Bill is serverly injured. The school is protected and the results with the exception of Dumbledore death are quite good considering the challenge. Dumbledore was ready for this attack. It does not seem as though he was unaware of its challenge.

The moment that he sees Voldemorts sign Dumbledore literally flies to the castle. But to my mind after his arrival he waits and is prepared for what awaits him in Snape.

I believe Snape does the deed to go undercover with the Dark Lord. His dark guilt and animosity fueling his service to Dumbledore and eventually Harry.

IMHO, We will find Dumbledore restored to life but now deeper. And the revelation of who R.A.B will give us a new insight into the interpersonal mechanisms of Dumbledore and Snape.


10:20 PM, August 02, 2005  
Blogger Milton Stanley said...

I think there's a good chance Dumbledore will come back, too. My guess for how? Snape's spell was not really an avada kadavra. Maybe it was really another non-verbal spell that mimiced the a k while he said the works of the a k to cover what he was really doing.

10:26 AM, August 03, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do you think the initials of R.A.B. could actually be Regulus Black? He is mentioned earlier in the story, and it says he died.

They believe Voldemort killed him, because he ran away from service to him, but what if he actually died from the potion? Hope that helps paint a picture.

11:21 PM, August 04, 2005  
Blogger Milton Stanley said...

I was trying to remember if Sirius didn't have a family member with an "R" initial, and I think you may be onto something here. My devious mind (surely no more devious than Tommy R.) wonders if the locket isn't really the horcrux and the note from R.A.B. one final diversion from Tommy to keep folks from destroying it.

8:16 AM, August 06, 2005  
Blogger ianjmatt said...

No - I think Dumbledore is dead. The fact that the charm on Harry ceased and Fawlkes mourned suggests so.

However, I do think Snape was acting on Dumbledore's orders. The argument they had in the forest is the biggest indicator (perhaps Dumbledore was asking Snape to do the act rather than allow Malfoy to be utterly corrupted). Dumbledore's main concern at the end was to try and 'save' Malfoy. When he pleads with Snape it cannot be for his life - it has been established throughout the books the he doesn't fear death. I think he was wanting Snape to protect Malfoy. Hence Snape's anger when Harry calls him a coward - it is the last thing he is. He has cut himself off from the Order completely and is driven further underground into the company of Voldemort by this.

12:20 PM, August 16, 2005  
Blogger Milton Stanley said...

Thanks for your input.

9:03 PM, December 19, 2005  

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