MuggleNet.com's What Will Happen in Harry Potter 7: Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Falls in Love and How Will the Adventure Finally End?
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putting this in the mail tomorrow (hopefully, if the weather isn't bad).
Thank you soo much LadyKnightNiko for turning this book into a ring!!
Chapter 4, „Dumbledore“, argues whether Dumbeldore is really dead or not. I think that Dumbledore was talking pleasantly to both Draco and later to the other Death Eaters because he was planning to die or knew that his time of dying had come. While reading book 6 I felt that because of Dumbledore’s dead hand the rest of his body was slowly getting weaker as well. Also the urgency behind his *private lessons* for Harry were suspicious. Maybe Snape had been trying to strengthen Dumbledore’s health for the whole year but couldn’t cure him entirely? Did Dumbledore know that he would eventually die of this wound? The poison in the cave was probably also meant to kill. Dumbledore wanted Harry to bring him to Snape who would have perhaps saved Dumbledore again, but in the meantime Draco had managed to get the Death Eaters inside Hogwarts so that the situation became unexpectantly desperate on the Astronomy Tower. Dumbledore knew about the Unbreakable Vow Snape had made and hence knew that Draco’s task was to kill him. And if Draco didn’t manage to kill him, Snape would have to do it. Had neither of them killed Dumbledore, both would have died. Draco would have been killed by Lord Voldemort or one of the Death Eaters and Snape would have been killed magically because of the Unbreakable Vow. And perhaps more importantly Dumbledore and Harry would have lost the last secret ally among Voldemort’s people (meaning Snape). So Dumbledore really sacrificed himself similarly to Ron’s self-sacrifice in that chess game at the end of book1. Dumbledore knew his time was up – the hand injury had weakened him so that nothing would cure him completely and now it was probably also too late to save him from the poison he drank in the cave. Dumbledore had also taught Harry as much as it was necessary to go after the Horcruxes and it was most important to keep Snape alive and very close to Voldemort to give Harry a last ally when he faces Voldemort eventually. No, I think Dumbeldore is really, really dead. When he says “Severus, please” he actually meant that Snape should blast him off the Tower, which also explains why the Killing Curse looked to different from all the Killing Curses we have seen so far in the series. Perhaps because Snape didn’t really want to kill Dumbledore he blasted him off the tower because his Aveda Kedavra curse wouldn’t have worked anyways.
I agree with Chapter 5 “Neville’s Destiny”, but why wasn’t Neville then injured or killed during that attack if he had witnessed it? I know that it seems that Bellatrix seems like Neville’s worst enemy but what about her husband and the other Death Eater who was convicted? Also who tipped Bellatrix and the others off? Shouldn’t Neville fight these people beside Bellatrix, too?
About Chapter 6, which is about Draco: I agree that he isn’t really Death Eater material in the first place and that Lord Voldemort only gave him the task to kill Dumbledore to punish Lucius because Voldemort knew that Draco would fail anyway. The chapter also quite nicely explains that Draco in fact also made his choices to become like his parents, spoilt and full of prejudice. Sirius and Andromeda (Tonks’mother) also grew up in similar families but they weren’t convinced by the prejudices and snobbish attitudes they were taught. Instead they became rebels and turned their backs to the dark art and pure blood mania. Draco, however, never questioned anything and chose to follow the seemingly easier path of his parents. And I also agree with the statement that Draco is also not entirely selfish. He is afraid for his parents’ well being which does show that he knows what love is. The writers then point out that Draco has 4 options what to do next. He can leave the Death Eaters and seek help from the Order, which he and his family might be too proud of doing. He can turn into a spy for the Order, for which he is, however, too much of a coward. He can leave the Death Eaters and hide himself without any help, which he wouldn’t survive for long (similarly to Karkaroff). Or he remains a faithful Death Eater, which Voldemort perhaps wouldn’t even want him to be as Draco would never be a useful Death Eater (because he proved that he couldn’t kill people). The prediction for Draco is that he will whether he hides from Voldemort or returns he most definitely will be killed. I think however, that Snape is still responsible for Draco’s well-being. He took the Unbreakable vow. If Draco faces Voldemort together with Snape, Draco will be protected by Snape. And since Snape is probably going to be Voldemort’s best Death Eater, Voldemort might spare Draco because if he harms Draco, Snape is also going to die. So my prediction for Draco’s immediate future in Book 7 isn’t as grim the mugglenet people have described. Also, Narcissa's Unbreakable Vow with Snape wouldn't make sense, especially the third part of it (that Snape promises to fulfill Draco’s task if necessary).If Voldemort punishes Draco for not being able to commit the murder by killing Draco, then what was the point of his mother’s efforts? Narcissa must have been aware that Voldemort would kill her son if he weren’t able to fulfill his task, so why didn’t she phrase the vow differently?
I also didn’t like some parts in the chapter about Snape. The writers predict that Snape had made one Unbreakable Vow before he made the one with Narcissa. They say that Dumbledore made an Unbreakable Vow with Snape by bounding his loyalties with the ones of the order. And by making the second Unbreakable Vow with Narcissa later Snape is now involved in two contradictory Unbreakable Vows because by swearing to kill Dumbledore he clearly promised to do something that totally went against the Order’s advantages, which makes this possibility of a first Unbreakable Vow actually quite unconvincing. And I, however, think that it’s beneath Dumbledore to tie one of his people with an Unbreakable Vow to him. I think his reason for trusting Snape must be something stronger than a Vow that threatens to kill Snape’s life. Snape also doesn’t seem the type who’d fear death of all things. I think he is on the good side and his main goal is to get rid of Voldemort and that’s what’s driving him and his double, triple agent activities.
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Book was sent to Florida on Saturday. I hope everyone else on this bookring will enjoy the book as much as I did.
While some information I have read already on Mugglenet, (esp the one about Dumbledore - although I am still entitled to believe what I choose to believe...) it's still interesting to read them in a book format and also glean some new idea.
ETA: Finished reading and will send it out with the owl today. Can't wait for the book to come out and meanwhile, the book has encouraged me to re-read the earlier volumes, to catch all the clues I've missed.
Most of the theories here I'd heard or read before already, but it was still nice to have all the info to back everything up right there in one place. And it was a great way to review before Book 7. Made me excited about re-reading all the Potters before July! I should probably get started on that, huh? Anyway, thanks for sharing LadyKnightNiko!
I'm going to PM retromonkey for their address and I'll send it ASAP.
Thanks LadyKnightNiko for sharing this with us all.
(I've asked the next reader for their address and will be dispatching by owl just as soon as I have the details!)
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I've now got rebel-padawan's address so this will be winging its way back over the Atlantic to her with Friday's post. Enjoy!
ETA: I didn't have time to get to the post office on Friday, however it did go out in Saturday's mail instead.
Thanks a bunch!
Will owl this out ASAP!
While reading I was very peaved with the constant belief that Harry is a Horcrux, I'm on the against side of that, for simple and all too complicated reasons. However, I am a firm subscriber to the Dumbledore is not Dead! theory, as a coworker and I have very lengthy discussions to wether or not it is possible. I have had my HP 7 copy reserved since December, and will most likely attend "one last" midnight launch.
I'm sure I am looking forward as all people are, with much excitement and a little dread, at the end of the adventure.
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Sending this owl back across the pond with this book, wracking up it's travelling miles.
Happy trails little book!
EDIT- Very good like the theories, mostly anyway, I just hate the 'Harry is a horcrux' theory.
posted back home 6/7/07
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Giving this to a good friend of mine who is also a Harry Potter fan.