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Old 10-11-2006, 11:31   #11
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Re: The Significance of Hedwig

Does anyone think there is any signigicance to the fact that Harry didn't pick out an owl for himself----Hagrid got her for him while Harry was in Olivander's getting his wand. Seemed like nothing more significant than a kind gesture from Hagrid at the time, but, looking back over the entire series, it's hard to find an event that is significant only to itself......the woman simply doesn't write anything that does not connect in some way to something else, either through backstory or foreshadowing. Anyway, food for thought.....

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Old 10-11-2006, 11:41   #12
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Re: The Significance of Hedwig

That's a very good point Mr. Bandman. Harry didn't pick Hedwig, Hagrid showed up with her. . . and in another thread somewhere on here we discussed the fact that Harry has been closeley watched by DD. Hedwighas also been known to be gone for long periods of time to "hunt" . . . good time for an animags to stretch their legs instead of their wings I think . . . And of course understandably irritated when Hedwig was locked in her cage all summer . . . What a seemingly innocent way to watch Harry, and what an oportune moment to bring her in. Also noted, At #4 Privit drive Hedwig stays with Harry constantly using the cage . . . at Hogwarts (where Harry is "safe" and can be watched by others more easily) Hedwig stays in the owlry where she if free to come and go as she pleases. Another thing, is that with "Hedwig" delivering Harry's mail, "someone" would also know everythng Harry is writting to others . . . Why DD knew so quickly that he wasn't really needed at the Ministry in SS? Just a few new thoughts!
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Old 13-11-2006, 12:27   #13
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Re: The Significance of Hedwig

Actually I never considered that much - but you are right - it would be ripe for a 'plant' - as in the fact the bird wasn't random might suggest some 'interference' from the Order ...
But could someone have kept that up for such a long time?
And I haven't really seen any JKR 'clues' concealed to suggest it ... but then again if you aren't looking and all!
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Old 13-11-2006, 12:41   #14
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Re: The Significance of Hedwig

Sometimes I wonder why JKR has never met an intelligent fan who would ask a couple of darn good questions.
Then she comes out and says she is surprised why no one has asked this, or that.
Hedwig has always stood out in my mind ever since I saw movie 1. Yes, movie 1, not book 1. Because Hedwig's actual picture rang a loud bell in my fanatic mind.
Again, my whole agreement here with Hedwig being a animagus may have been for nothing once book 7 comes out, but if you make a list of all the wizards who are in friendly league with Harry, but have not been revealed as to what animagus they could be, you will say........ ahaaa.......
ding ding ding........
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Old 13-11-2006, 15:02   #15
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Re: The Significance of Hedwig

Remember that it is in the film version that Harry is at Olivanders' while Hagrid gets Hedwig. In the book;

Outside the Apothecary, Hagrid checked Harry's list again. "Just yer wand left - A yeah, an' I still haven't got yeh a birthday present."
Harry felt himself go red.
"You don't have to --"
"I know I don't have to. Tell yeh what, I'll get yer animal. Not a toad, toads went outta fashion years ago, yeh'd be laughed at - an' I don' like cats, they make me sneeze. I'll get yer an owl. All the kids want owls, they're dead useful, carry yer mail an' everythin'."
Twenty minutes later, they left Eeylops Owl Emporium, which had been
dark and full of rustling and flickering, jewel-bright eyes. Harry now
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Old 17-11-2006, 06:46   #16
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Re: The Significance of Hedwig

i tried to see a hidden meaning in hedwigs name, did nt get very far at all, first off i got [I]die h w g which i thought may be hermione s intitals but her middle name is jane so not a hint that hermione dies.
then thought ginny (middle name molly) GEorge(middle name unkown to me ), so the best i got was hide george/ ginny weasly
i guess there s nothing in the name
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