Re: DD and Marvolo's ring
- From: "DaveD" <davedn1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2008 21:35:36 +0100
"Hoshisato" <hoshisato@xxxxxxxxx> wrote in message news:afb9fc70-da0e-452a-ba9a-0098f87b9647@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
On Sep 21, 5:27 pm, Jon Clements <jon...@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On Sep 21, 4:13 pm, Hoshisato <hoshis...@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Might contain spoilers if you haven't read one or more of the books
> yet :-)
> Just rereading volume 7 and I start to find it very puzzling why DD
> would wear Marvolo's ring. Clearly the hunt for the horcruxes is
> secret and informing Voldemort too early that DD has uncovered his
> very secret scheme to reach immortality wouldn't be a very good idea.
> True, nobody would recognize the ring as one of the hallows or as a
> horcrux, but already the mention by a stranger or one of the
> deatheathers' kids at Hogwarths that DD is wearing a strange ring
> could create suspicion enough for Voldemort to go and check up on the
> ring in the shed. Why would JKR have DD wear it? For the purpose of
> the story it would have been enough if DD had it on his desk when
> Harry showed up for his lessons, IMO.
“When I discovered it, after all those years, buried in the abandoned
of the Gaunts—the Hallow I had craved most of all, though in my youth
wanted it for very different reasons—I lost my head, Harry. I quite
it was now a Horcrux, that the ring was sure to carry a curse. I
picked it up,
and I put it on, and for a second I imagined that I was about to see
my mother, and my father, and to tell them how very, very sorry I
was . . .
He obviously made it back to his office and destroyed it with Godric's
Though, since the diary and the locket had been destroyed without
knowing, then I doubt it would have caused too much attention. More
his charred hand would.
Oh yes, I can understand that, but isn't he still wearing the
deactivated ring when Harry and DD set off to meet Professor Slughorn?
It was really this period, after DD came to his senses and managed to
use the sword on it that I was wondering about.
Yes, wearing it to Sluggy's does seem out of character. Yet Sluggy notices it, so I'm assuming that for some reason, that helped Sluggy decide to teach at Hogwarts, as per Dd's request, or it was a subtle suggestion/reminder to Sluggy that Dd knew he'd spoken to Riddle about Horcruxes (Riddle was wearing the ring in the memory) in which case it was an early trailing of a plot point the reader doesn't find out about for several hundred more pages, though ISTR that Harry spots the ring too when he sees the memory.
It still doesn't really make sense to me though - I think I'm missing JKR's point somewhere!
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