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Charlie and the Half-Chocolate Prince

more spoilery hypothesizing...

You heard it here first. Well, probably not, this was probably all over the Potter boards sometime Saturday morning.

Why Snape killed Dumbledore isn't important. What's important is that it sealed Harry's heart against him.

I expect that the outcome of the Harry Potter saga will hinge on Harry not killing Snape, or for that matter, maybe even Voldemort, because if he does in victory he will become worse than Voldemort.

"Come to the Dark side, young Potterwalker!"

It's all building up to the inevitable dilemma: he's going to have to decide between love and hate, between justice and revenge.

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ladycelia
Jul. 19th, 2005 05:13 pm (UTC)
Yeah--I've already had the whole Dumbledore as Obi-wan, Snape as Vader, etc., etc. conversation. I think you're right--she's going to go for the predictable ending.
bovil
Jul. 19th, 2005 05:32 pm (UTC)
The theme is likely there. Harry had been getting more obsessive about Snape and Malfoy. Dumbledore had been reminding him more often about the power of love and trust.

I'm not so sure the execution will be quite so Star Wars, though. For one thing, JKR can write teenage dialog much better than Lucas. Of course, I could have probably dropped "teenage" from the last sentence.

The other bit is I see Ginny in the "Lily" role this time around; Harry pushing her away to protect her isn't going to last long. Don't be surprised if it's Ginny's love that redeems Harry before he goes over the edge.
ladycelia
Jul. 19th, 2005 05:42 pm (UTC)
Oh yeah--based on what's gone on before, I think you're right about the Ginny/Harry thing. Of course, I haven't actually read this new book yet ;^)
dafstar
Jul. 19th, 2005 05:21 pm (UTC)
\What do you think about the whole Dumbledore wanted him to kill him because he had taken in a part of the soul of Voldemort in the cave thing?Also there is that whole speach when he is talking to Draco, about the advantages of everyone thinking your dead? Or am I just being Optimystic that my favorite professor at Hogwarts is a total bastard.
bovil
Jul. 19th, 2005 05:37 pm (UTC)
you may be on to something, but I've got a more twisted analysis. I'll post it in a new journal entry.
dafstar
Jul. 19th, 2005 05:38 pm (UTC)
kewl :D)
danaoshee
Jul. 19th, 2005 05:41 pm (UTC)
I'm almost positive Dumbledore wanted Snape to kill him - whether it was prearranged, or simply that the potion was killing him anyway and he didn't want Draco to have to do it, I don't know. But I'm unable to read the death scene as anything but Dumbledore asking for death. (also, the fact that Snape was at least somewhat compelled to act by the unbreakable vow must be important, otherwise we wouldn't have seen it happen.)
I may be utterly disappointed in a couple years when book 7 comes out, but right now that's what I'm seeing.

I think you're right that the important part will be whether Harry kills anyone, especially Snape.

Another speculation I've seen a lot of: Harry's scar as Horcrux? And if so, how to destroy it without killing Harry.
bovil
Jul. 19th, 2005 06:22 pm (UTC)
The horacrux thing is interesting; I'm going to post my response in a new entry
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