The Harry Potter series is probably one of my all time favorite book series. Each one is a fantastic read, in story, writing, characters and over all enjoyability. After many re-reads, many things always spring to mind, of each book individually as well as the series as a whole. The problem is, I usually forget what those thoughts are after a while (sometimes no more than a second or two after it hits my brain).
So, I'm going to use this thread to jot them down as they come to me, so be prepared to check back as I will be updating this first post.
In no specific order:
In my opinion, it would have been really great if there had been something in The Deathly Hallows
where it is explained that Fawkes (Dumbledore's phoenix) had ended up in Harry's care at some point due to Harry's loyalty to Dumbledore. As in, Harry is Fawkes's new master.
I posted this once before at IMDb, so here is the short version; Binns tells his class about the Chamber of Secrets, and that the castle had been searched high and low, even by the ghosts (of which he is one), and no secret chambers had ever been discovered. However, since ghosts can just go through walls and stuff, shouldn't a ghost at least been able to find the big pipe that lead down from Myrtle's bathroom? I mean, for humans it would have been impossible to find without speaking parsletounge, but the ghosts surely should have been able to find it, shouldn't they?
If Voldermort had had his soul sucked out by a dementor, before all of his horcruxes had been destroyed, what would have happened to Voldermort?
On the same note, what would have happened to Voldermort had Harry had HIS soul sucked out by a dementor while Voldermorts soul piece was still in Harry? Would Voldermorts soul piece gotten sucked out too? How would that have effected the state of Voldermorts Horcrux setup?
In Order of the Phoenix, Sirius calls Harry and gang twice on the fireplace phone. Later, Harry calls Sirius on the fireplace phone. We learn in GoF that the Ministry has complete control on the Floo Network, you have to go through them to connect a fireplace to the network. Sirius was in Twelve, Grimmauld Place which was supposed to be a secret place. Need I really say more on this?
I personally felt that Harry was incredibly selfish in Deathly Hallows when he alone went out to bury Mad-Eye Moody's eye. I feel that Ron and Hermione would have wanted to be there for that, and they weren't even given the chance. And IMO, it makes NO sense that he took it upon himself to do that alone.
As much as I absolutely love Rowling's work, and I do, "The Trace" is a pretty stupid idea that is simply a poorly written plot device. Until a witch/wizard is 17, "The Trace" detects any magic used around
the witch/wizard, not BY the witch/wizard. How is this helpful in the majority of cases? This is only going to help in cases of muggle born witches/wizards, and those rare cases like Harry and Riddle, and those are going to be the minority of magical children.
Any child witch/wizard who has even one adult witch/wizard living with them would be able to get away with magic outside of school, since the Ministry would have to ignore the vast amount of magic being used by said adult. There's no way the Weasley's, for example, got letters each time Molly or Arthur did magic around all 7 children (when they were children of course). Talk about a flock of owls if they did!!
There is NO way this "Trace" thing wasn't updated after a thousand years or so. It only existed so Harry could be blamed for Dobby's magic.
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