Re: Dumbledore outed
- From: dicconf@xxxxxxxxx (Richard Eney)
- Date: Sun, 21 Oct 2007 03:10:05 -0000
In article <Xns99CF888B118E9ebohlmanomsdevcom@xxxxxxxxxxx>,
Eric Bohlman <ebohlman@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Ron Hunter <rphunter@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in
Well, she didn't have any knocked up girl students, either. Why? If
we are going to model real life, then WHY did she avoid any sexuality
among teens in their 16-17 age range? This doesn't ring true. There
is some motivation far removed from the books, or the characters.
I think that's because she's stuck with a third-person-limited POV. While
teens may snog in front of their peers, they don't generally shag in front
of them, so all we could possibly learn about is Harry's own sexual
fantasies and activities (or Ron engaging in locker-room bragging). And in
the context that would have been a distraction. I do think that Ginny's
"birthday present" to Harry was intended to have been quite a bit more than
a kiss (though JKR did a good job of writing it so the scene was only as
salacious as the reader wanted to make it).
There was plenty of sexuality, just not on-page sexual activity. Snape
was chasing students out of the bushes while Harry was spying on Hagrid
and Madame Maxime. Students were showing interest in the classical ways.
But think about it: This is a school where at least the more intelligent
students are aware of the real chance that someone is invisibly watching
them, either a ghost or a teacher with a magic mirror. Given that the
Twins are only the most famous of the pranksters, who's going to take
the chance of finding themselves in the latest magic photo being passed
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