Saturday, May 19, 2007

Re-reading HP

OMG, Harry is SO definitely a horcrux. I am just about to finish book 2 of Harry Potter (on my way to re-reading all 6 before the 7th comes out), and talking with Dumbledore after defeating Tom Riddle, this exchange takes place:

Dumbledore: "Unless I'm much mistaken, [Voldemort] transferred some ofhis own powers to you the night he gave you that scar. Not something he intended to do, I'm sure..."
Harry: "Voldemort put a bit of himself in me?
Dumbledore: "It certainly seems so."

So that's when Voldemort made Harry a horcrux. I wonder if the diary of Tom Riddle was actually a horcrux as well, and Harry destroyed it in book 2? Anyway, just needed to share that with you all. Dumbledore does say that he's sure Voldemort didn't mean to do it, but I think it's just because he hasn't figured it all out yet.

Oh, and also, at the beginning of book 1 when Snape is introducing Potions during their first lesson, he says he can show them how to "brew fame, bottle glory, and even put a stopper in death," so that might be a possibility for Dumbledore not being really dead...but I still think he IS really dead, because don't we see him in a picture frame in the headmaster's office right at the end of the book? I don't remember for sure, which is why I'm re-reading, but I'm pretty sure we do, so I'm fairly convinced that he's dead.

And one final thing: I've always been a bit skeptical that JKR had everything worked out ahead of time, but in re-reading after finally knowing everything thru book 6, I think I'm convinced - I'm noticing lots of things that she's setting up for future books, leaving little clues and allusions, and it's pretty I do think she must have had a pretty complete vision of the story right from the beginning. Amazing. I can't believe it will all be over this summer. I think I'm going to cry...

What do you think??


  1. I will probably cry too! And now you've inspired me to re-read starting at Book 1!

  2. well, i don't think harry is a horcrux...that would mean harry would have to die in the end of book 7 in order for voldemort to be vanquished. i don't think j.k. will kill off harry. do you? i think for sure the diary was a horcrux. they might have talked about that in book 6. i think nagini is one, too.

    right now i'm killing myself because i brought only "grownup" books with me to read at the farm/on the honeymoon and all i can think about is books 5 and 6 waiting eagerly for me to re-read when i get back home. i can't even concentrate! this is going to be a fan-bloody-tastic summer.

  3. I still think Harry could be a horcrux and they'll figure out a way to work it so that he doesn't die. I agree that JKR isn't going to kill off Harry, he's her baby!

    I would say it was silly of you to bring only grown-up books, Katy, but then again if I brought a HP on my honeymoon, I'd get sucked in and not want to do anything but read, so maybe bringing books you aren't as interested in was a good idea...

  4. PS: I think you're right and they did decide the diary was a horcrux. So cross that off my list of original thoughts :o)

    I need to get my hands on that mugglenet book with all the book 7 theories in it...but I don't want to buy it since it will be defunct in two months...