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A possible plot device? - A Sorta Fairytale
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hymnia
hymnia
Joie
Wed, Aug. 17th, 2005 10:02 pm
A possible plot device?

My parents were listening to Jim Dale read the end of HBP tonight, and my dad came to me afterward with a little theory.


When Draco corners Dumbeldore on the tower, Dumbledore offers him protection from Voldemort by suggesting that he and his family fake their own deaths. He adds, "...we can hide you more completely than you can possibly imagine." The way he talks in this scene suggests that this is a trick the Order may have some hidden talent for. Anyway, my dad seems to think this may be one of those times where JKR plants the possibilty of a plot device so as to use it big time later (e.g. Polyjuice potion). Anyone think it's possible that either A) someone (perhaps even Draco) will appear to die early in book 7, only to emerge from behind Order protection later on, or B) someone we already believe to be dead* may turn out to be alive, having been secreted by the Order in this manner?

*Not, I'm sure, someone like Sirius, Dumbledore, or Cedric, but perhaps Amelia Bones or Emmaline Vance--someone like that.


Joie

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persephone_kore
persephone_kore
Persephone
Thu, Aug. 18th, 2005 02:28 am (UTC)

Someone, in other words, whom Harry didn't actually see die?

That would be very interesting.


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prettyannamoon
prettyannamoon
the laughing cat
Thu, Aug. 18th, 2005 02:39 am (UTC)

That's the single thing that's been bothering me about Snape being totally!good - his claims to have helped in the Bones and Vance deaths. I've been wondering at least one could have been a set-up, and now your dad's shown us canon proof. Hug him for me! ^_^


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xray2000
xray2000
xray
Thu, Aug. 18th, 2005 04:02 am (UTC)

One problem though is that part of that dialog was left out of the British edition.

Read it in the US vs UK edition thread at SQ. It's the 5th one down.

Oop, nevermind. The "we can hide you" part is in both. Anyway go read it, it's interesting how they've pared it down. Strange really.


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crjace
crjace
crjace
Thu, Aug. 18th, 2005 01:31 pm (UTC)

I love the idea that Emmeline Vance might not be dead!


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koinegeek
koinegeek
Rit
Thu, Aug. 18th, 2005 03:05 pm (UTC)

Hmm. Very interesting theory! Opens up many possibilities... I couldn't imagine Sirius or Cedric coming back, but whoever Snape had a hand in killing perhaps... Maybe Harry could 'die' and then come back, exemplifying the 'savior' metaphor? Though I doubt if the story-thread will ever allow Harry to be absent, unless the thread follow s him into death.


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