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The latest word from JKR - A Sorta Fairytale
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hymnia
hymnia
Joie
Mon, May. 16th, 2005 06:16 pm
The latest word from JKR

Neville and the prophecy (JKR's long and SPOILER-y answer to the FAQ poll question)


As for the prophecy itself, it remains ambiguous, not only to readers, but to my characters. Prophecies (think of Nostradamus!) are usually open to many different interpretations. That is both their strength and their weakness.

I love it. And why do I love it? Because it fits perfectly with my theory that Harry will mistakenly believe that the prohpecy means that he and LV will have to kill each other (i.e. That he will have to die in the process of destroying Voldemort).


Speaking of that, I am going to keep editing my list of HBP questions for the next few days, and then start posting predictions, but I wanted to catalogue here the predictions I've already made.

Does Harry Have to Die? Part I (my theory about Harry misinterpreting the prophecy)
Does Harry Have to Die? Part II (this is more for book 7 than HBP--why I think Harry will survive the series)

HBP: Ths ship sinker (what I think HBP will do with the major ships, both in the books and in the fandom)

ETA:

Only two more months until July 16th!!!

Joie

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dim54
dim54
dim54
Mon, May. 16th, 2005 11:05 pm (UTC)

*starts chant* Two more months! Two more months! I can't wait!


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persephone_kore
persephone_kore
Persephone
Mon, May. 16th, 2005 11:25 pm (UTC)

Interesting! I've been going on the idea that the emphasis on how shaky the interpretation of prophecy can be was foreshadowing that Dumbledore would be wrong; it hadn't occurred to me that it might be setting up for Harry to become convinced of a different one, but it does make sense.

(Mind, I was going more for the idea that it will be something less obvious than Harry actually killing Voldemort, rather than that it meant both of them have to die. I'm not entirely sure whether this is satisfactory, though, since A. I'd like Harry to realize that there is a distinction between killing and murder and B. whatever the solution to Voldemort, it kind of needs to be permanent.)


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hymnia
hymnia
Joie
Mon, May. 16th, 2005 11:43 pm (UTC)

*nods* Yes, the question of whether Harry will really have to become a murderer is an important one, too. I think the prophecy is likely to cause a few different threads of confusion before it all comes together in the end. Another suggestion for a misinterpretation that I heard today (this from daveydee_2 is that Harry may think, at least for a while, that he can duck his duty, because Neville could be "the one" instead. Obviously, we know Neville can't be the one--most of us knew it before JKR said so today--but Harry may not know it until later on. Anyway, there are, no doubt, several possible mistakes in understanding the prophecy, and there's nothing to say that Harry (and other characters who know about it) won't make all of them in the next two books. Heck, LV's already made one.


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heatherhobbit
heatherhobbit
Heather
Tue, May. 17th, 2005 01:20 am (UTC)

Joie, I hope you don't mind, but I'm going to use your questions when I write up my prediction post.


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hymnia
hymnia
Joie
Tue, May. 17th, 2005 01:34 am (UTC)

I don't mind at all! That's what they're there for.


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