Re: Seven for Seven
- From: "Karnak17" <karnak17@xxxxxx>
- Date: 9 Jun 2006 11:38:00 -0700
David Sueme wrote:
Predictions for Book 7
2. Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?I hope you are wrong. A major theme is Harry's trying to live up to
Ron and Hermione will declare their love for one another,
his father's standards. While Ginny is nice and perky, I just don't
see her as having the spitfire personality we saw in Snape's memories
(HP5). Only Hermy is up to the Lily standard.
And only one man is worthy of her. VICTOR KRUM.
6. Talkin' 'bout Revolution
There will be a major social and political upheaval in the magical
It can't be too major. Rowling has sold several thousand (rumors are
even more!) books mostly in the premise "imagine youself living in this
better, more interesting world". Major revisions undercut all that.
Further, I think it is fairly clear that Rowling is _usually_ fairly
socially conservative. I'm not sure she sees burning social injustice
where you see it. House elves, for instance - I'm not even sure she
would support the notion that the system needs to be reformed to make
room for the exception like Dobby. She might hold that the exceptional
Dobby who craves "freedom" will find a way.
How can anybody can read these books and not realize that slavery is
being portrayed as a great evil, which is all the worse for the
horrible magical brainwashing that compels the elves to aid and abet
their own enslavement? DD has out and out SAID that it is evil, in
Book 5. He has said that the wizards have much to answer for in their
treatment of House-elves and are going to pay dearly for it. How
freakin' obvious can Rowling get?
Naturally most wizards accept the status quo, even tho it is evil --
just the way most people in any slaveowning society accept slavery as
natural. Otherwise, duh, they wouldn't be a slaveowning society. Ron
accepts slavery for the same reasons that he despises Squibs like
Filch, or hates werewolves; because those are the attitudes of his
society. It certainly is not Rowling's attitude, and she has stated so
loud and clear through Dumbledore. How any decent person can BEAR to
read these books if that is what they REALLY think JKR is trying to say
is just beyond me.
DD espouses very "liberal" causes. Such as reaching out to "oppressed
minorities" such as werewolves and goblins and giants. He tell Fudge
that if he doesn't reach out to these marginalized members of society,
then they will turn to violence -- and join Lord Voldemort. Because
Fudge won't go against popular opinion in order to to this, that is
exactly what happens. The injustice of Wizards towards others give
Voldemort the means to take advantage of anti-Wizard hatred and
resentment to gain power. DD also opposes the violation of the civil
rights of Death Eaters, by people like Crouch Senior. And he opposes
"cruel and unusual punishment" such as Dementors.
He meets a lot of opposition on these issues from other "good guys".
Do you know why? Because the world isn't divided into good guys and
Death Eaters, is why. There is just as much evil on OUR SIDE, or
within us, as in the other guy.
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