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What the heck is up with the crying kid under the bench, towards the end? What kind of existential crap is that?
Don't read the comments if you haven't read that far yet. The point where it happens is a huge plot spoiler.
August 01, 2007 in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows | Permalink
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As I was reading that part, I assumed the baby represented the bit of Voldemort's soul which had been embedded in Harry. Once Harry allowed himself to be "killed", the bit was liberated into a separate being which wasn't able to go back.
That meant Harry's soul could return to the living finally free of the whole "both must die" issue, and it got rid of the unintentional Horcrux which could've allowed Voldemort to stay alive.
August 01, 2007 at 05:26 PM
According to JKR, Landy is correct.
August 01, 2007 at 05:42 PM
Well if the first commenter gets it right, then what fun is THAT? I was hoping for something more outlandish than that.
August 01, 2007 at 06:07 PM
A gross, malformed crying baby that is really a part of someone's disgusting soul AND that bit is forever stuck in limbo crying is pretty grotesque and outlandish ;) Oh, can't forget that for each split of that soul he had to commit murder...
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August 01, 2007 at 08:52 PM
JKR was saving the really outlandish part for the "Whose Wand Is It Anyway" bit at the end.
Now, what was totally distracting was envisioning the whole Harry Potter naked in the mist scene, after all those Equus posters. I had to go back and start the chapter from scratch at least three times .....
August 01, 2007 at 11:54 PM
Hi, I'm new to this blog but I love it.
I thought it was the part of Voltemort's soul that lived in Harry. I also think that it represented what Voltemort's soul would be reduced to for eternity if he didn't find something in him that resembled love (which is why Dumbledore was ignoring it and why Harry found it easier as Dumbledore talked and explained things to him), which is why Harry told Voltemort that he ought to try to feel some remorse before their big battle.
August 02, 2007 at 06:27 AM
"Whose Wand Is It Anyway" = LOL
August 02, 2007 at 10:39 AM
As I was reading, I kept thinking... they are about to kill one another, but they are really OK with all the wand exposition? For real? I would have rather the battle been quicker and we get the description afterward or something. It felt like "I'm gonna kill you, but let me tell you why first... and how."
August 02, 2007 at 02:50 PM
While reading that part, I had a distinct flashback to The Incredibles, which poked fun at villains 'monologuing'.
August 02, 2007 at 03:44 PM
Thank you LANDY--especially for the second comment, Daniel will be well into his 20s for the filming of book 7. how they are going to do that scene? w00--yesss.
August 03, 2007 at 10:06 AM
lol..honestly people they'll probably just film that part from the waist up before he finds his "robes" or whatever
THAT or take the fact that he was naked out altogether, knowing all the stuff they usually cut out for the movies
August 04, 2007 at 07:43 PM
The movie was OK. You left confused they didnt explain anything that was going on, they just through you into the middle of stuff and you had to figure it out
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