- From: Toon <toon@xxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 16 Feb 2007 10:30:06 -0500
On Thu, 15 Feb 2007 23:49:11 -0500, drusilla
On 6 Feb., 09:58, Toon <t...@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
On Mon, 05 Feb 2007 21:53:34 GMT, "DaveD"
SheI'm sure there is more, just not that she's a fake. Surely she's
just seems so different, it's hard to think it's just her unrequited love.
still upset one cousin killed another. Probably blames herself for
not watching Sirius' back. Probably wondering how people will treat
Mrs. Werewolf. Worrying about Harry. Worrying what'll happen if the
school's attacked and she fails again. No telling how many other
friends were killed the past year.
Any number of things could be weighing down on her.
On one hand you are right - she does have a lot to deal with at the
moment. On the other hand lots of other people have the same problems
and do not loose senses. As JKR is a mother herself she knows that the
deepest love someone can feel is the love of a mother and definately
not the love of a lovesick young girl that is rejected ( I have 2
children and I can asure you - there is no love that can take it up
with mother´s love. Lily sacrifices her love for Harry - that is the
basic point of the story. )
But that's the difference. See, Mrs. Lupin can't simply start acting mad
because she's a mother with kids who need her and in some point, have
her as support. The boggart incident was what finally broke her down.
If Tonks really has changed so much
because of Lupin rejecting her I wonder why Mrs. Weasley is not
completely out of her senses! But the only thing she fails is getting
rid of the boggart when she is confronted with the most horrible view
a mother can imagine. ( I wondered at the fact that the boggart
changed into Harry and not into Ginny....)
Probably, and as she said herself earlier in that same chapter, she
feels they're the only thing Harry has and they are the only ones able
to protect him. She takes that stuff seriously, if Harry dies she might
fell herself somehow responsible for him.
Anybody would understand
that. But Tonks´ behavior and the reasons appear ridiculous in
comparison to that!
I don't think so. She's a young woman whose life was apparently ok until
that year: a person die in a battle she was part of and she loves a man
that has firmly stated won't be with her ever.
If anybody who feels rejected love would go nuts
for a whole year..... and - not to forget - I cannot recall any sign
of addiction from Tonks to Lupin in OotP... it must have come very
suddenly....and she succeeds after acting in a way hardly anybody
would - yelling her love about in a crowded place to Lupin, who
probably never had a relation ( who would like to go out with a
werewolf?) making sure all of Lupins´good friends keep nagging him to
take his chance! Very likely.....
This is our problem. We don't know how deep their relationship was for
the whole year of OotP and the summer of HBP. Apparently, they were in
good terms by the end of Ootp and they "broke up" in the HBP summer.
Added to her guilt over Black's dead, she's very much in pain and has
reasonable motivation to act as she's being doing.
and really, would JK leave such obvious hints if Tonks wasn't Tonks?
How much obvious clues did we find for Scabbers, or Moody, or Little
Girl Goons? All of these in retrospect, in hindsight were there. The
biggest Scabbers clue was no mere rat should be alive this long. And
most of us would have written it off as a familiar gets benefits being
exposed to magic and what not.
Now we have Tonks, who's suddenly so glaringly obvious? That's not
JK's style at all. All her clues are well hidden until we learn they
were there, then we find them almost plain as day.