Questions about Deathly Hallows

Snuffles

the keepr of the Veil
Hi all.
I've just really finished the Deathly Hallows.
I had read most of the book within two days, but I kept putting off reading the epilogue because... well, I simply didn't want the Harry Potter series--which I grew up with--to end!

But I just couldn't resist the temptation and finally read the epilogue.
I thought the entire novel was awesome, except it would have been nice to mention what happened to all the others, such as the Dursleys, the rest of the Order, etc etc. On the whole, though, I thought Deathly Hallows was an awesome finish to this mega series. It's like, our parents had the Lord of the Rings to pass down, and we have the Harry Potter series to pass down to our children. :D

I just hope people don't try to extend the story on and on, like the Star Wars saga, which would have been great if it werent' for the extensive the New Jedi Order stuff.

Anyway, here are some questions that I've been asking as I was reading the DH.
Feel free to share your thoughts!!

1) How could Voldemort "fly"? As seen in his chase of Harry as they go to the Burrows, and as Voldemort goes to look for Grindelwald.

2) How were the members of the Order able to come to the Dursley's house on the night of Harry's escape? If the Death Eaters have been watching the neighborhood for the entire night, surely they noticed the Order on their way to the Dursley's?

3) Who did Snape pass off as the "source we discussed" to Voldemort[/]? Remember, when Voldemort asked him where his information comes from, Snape says, "From the source we discussed." So who did Snape say was the source?

4) What was Dumbledore doing in the King's Cross? Why hadn't he... gone "on"?

5) Do we finally understand why Dumbledore had the glimpse of triumph at the end of GoF?

6) So, what do you think were Lily's and James' (Harry's parents) jobs? How did they get all the gold?

7) Do you think Harry would see the Dursleys again?

8) Who do you think would be the next Hogwarts headmaster? ;)

:p
 
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kashlie

afraid of my own shadow
1) How could Voldemort "fly"? As seen in his chase of Harry as they go to the Burrows, and as Voldemort goes to look for Grindelwald.

no idea!

2) How were the members of the Order able to come to the Dursley's house on the night of Harry's escape? If the Death Eaters have been watching the neighborhood for the entire night, surely they noticed the Order on their way to the Dursley's?


disillusionment charms, i suppose? i think something about that was mentioned?

3) Who did Snape pass off as the "source we discussed" to Voldemort? Dumbledore, Mundungus, or somebody else?


i assumed it was Mundungus

4) What was Dumbledore doing in the King's Cross? Why hadn't he... gone "on"?

It was Harry who brought him there, at least, that was the impression that I got. Dumbledore could go to the place known as 'limbo' but he wasn't a ghost, so couldn't be seen by anyone but Harry, because they kind of met in Harry's head

5) Do we finally understand why Dumbledore had the glimpse of triumph at the end of GoF?

I think this had something to do with Voldemort using Harry's blood. Dumbledore had suspicions there that Harry wouldn't die, as he was part of the final piece of Voldemort's soul, and Voldemort had instilled some of Lily's protection in himself. It does get confusing.

6) So, what do you think were Lily's and James' (Harry's parents) jobs? How did they get all the gold?

I have always believed that they were Aurors?


7) Do you think Harry would see the Dursleys again?


I think he may have sought them out eventually, even if they were unaware of his presence.
 

cagedcactus

Sherbet Lemon
I always believed that James and Lily were unspeakables for Ministry.
They could have been high end Aurors too.......

I think the whole Voldemort could fly thing looked scary at first, but then no explanation and no later use was kind of lame.

I thought the reason Death eaters didnt attack the Order first was, they just wanted to make sure that they have Harry first. Once they knew Harry was in open, they started attacking for the kill. If they had attacked first, they would have risked Harry not come out at all.
 

Seeker615

Ghosthunter
1) How could Voldemort "fly"? As seen in his chase of Harry as they go to the Burrows, and as Voldemort goes to look for Grindelwald.

He was a dark wizard. He must have found a way.

2) How were the members of the Order able to come to the Dursley's house on the night of Harry's escape? If the Death Eaters have been watching the neighborhood for the entire night, surely they noticed the Order on their way to the Dursley's?

The Dursley's went earlier than Harry. I assume they were not there yet watching the house? Or like someone said a disillusionment charm.

3) Who did Snape pass off as the "source we discussed" to Voldemort? Dumbledore, Mundungus, or somebody else?

It was Mundungus. Dumbledore's portrait told Snape to plant the idea into his head.

4) What was Dumbledore doing in the King's Cross? Why hadn't he... gone "on"?


Harry went to a "holding station" and didn't quite cross over yet. Dumbledore met him there to discuss things and then harry went back and Dumbledore crossed back over. It's like a near death experience where you se your loved ones and you make your choice or you are told you arrived too early and you go back into your body.


5) Do we finally understand why Dumbledore had the glimpse of triumph at the end of GoF?

I think this had something to do with Voldemort using Harry's blood. Dumbledore had suspicions there that Harry wouldn't die, as he was part of the final piece of Voldemort's soul, and Voldemort had instilled some of Lily's protection in himself. It does get confusing.

6) So, what do you think were Lily's and James' (Harry's parents) jobs? How did they get all the gold?

Well James was related to the Pervells who seem to be a pure blood family with money. I thought JK said that his family had money so I assume it was from his inheritance. I always thought that were devoted to the Order so they didn't really work. Plus they were in hiding for awhile.


7) Do you think Harry would see the Dursleys again

I would hope maybe Harry and Dudley would talk on occasion. But I doubt that Vernon and Petunia would see him.
 
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Piper

Time Turners
The Voldemort flying thing was something that I expected to see more of too, I had forgotten about it, because they were all very excited about it. When Gregorovitch was first mentioned, I thought it was going to be that he was some famous person who could fly and had been captured to teach Voldemort. Because there was some confusion about whether he was a quiddich player. I thought that Voldemort flying was going to be a big thing later as well.

I thought that she had came out and stated that Lily and James were Aurors, when Harry was disappointed that he couldn't become one because he had not scored high enough in Potions, and found out that Slughorn would accept him with the lower grade. But I never took it that they got all of their gold from their jobs, I had assumed that James inherited that gold.

Certainly Harry would have seen the Dursleys again, because that is what we muggle raised people do, we spend the most important holidays of the year with people that we really cannot stand, just because we are related to them.
 

Sirius Potter Fan

Night Patroll
Yeah, but I gotta say, that the final fight with Harry and Voldemort would have been waaaaaaay more frightening with Voldemort intimidating Harry and scaring all the others, by flying around the Great hall, then they both cast their spells and!!!!! Now that would be a great cinematic ending!
 

Dr Winterbourne

Time Turners
Voldemort was well on the way towards becoming a quivering wreck - he'd just failed to kill Harry, again; he'd tasted what his afterlife would be like; Neville Longbottom broke out of his binding spell; he didn't trust his wand; he'd lost his horcruxes... I don't think he was meant to be too frightening. I think he was meant to be a bit pathetic, despirate, and a little bit scared. Just ripe for the vanquishing.

With the flying thing - it would have been more of a shock if we hadn't all just gone to the movies a week before we read about a dark wizaed flying. I think the film kind of stole the Dark Lord's thunder a bit.
 

Sirius Potter Fan

Night Patroll
You see . . . I didn't see him as acting too scared really . . . yes he was definately scared, but I saw him bluffing of a sort. continuint to act as if he had everything under controll. And as many controll freaks do, when things get them scared they react more with anger and fury than panic.
 

Dr Winterbourne

Time Turners
Oh yeah, he was acting - but you could sense it underneath. It was already there in the chat with Snape - and certainly when he woke up in the foreest, down at Aragog's old pad.

I wonder what he saw when Harry was in Kings Cross. I'd like to think that to him, Harry appeared as a glowing, indomitable immortal, the way that elf at the ford (Fingolfin?) looked to Frodo when he was wearing the ring.
 

cagedcactus

Sherbet Lemon
I like your comparision of Frodo when he wore the ring.
I think since the movies have chosen a different path from books (apparent from OoTP movie), I dont think we will see what actually shows up on Voldemort's face.

DD was supposed to look terrifying at the end of OoTP, fighting with Tom.
He looked scared in the movie, just trying to survive.
 

Lovegood54

Luna's Biggest Fan!
since JKR herself said in Quidditch Through The Ages that no wizard has ever devised a way of flying without aid, and since she basically said that wizards cant fly with out support, i think its safe to say that voldemort wasnt really flying. but i was slightly outraged when i read that he was in Deathly Hallows. but then i thought about it, and decided he DID have support.

I think Voldemort enchanted his robes or cloak with the same spells they put on broomsticks. i can;t see Voldemort riding a broom, he would want to stick out, be impressive. the only way to accomplish this feat would be to fly without any visible means of support, hence enchanting his clothes. and yeah, it is against the ministry rules, but since when has Voldemort ever followed the rules?

oh, we we do see him fly more than once. he flies when we first see him, and he also flies up to the top of the tower where Grindelwald is being held in Nurmengrad.
"'-Time to fly....'...'--He rose into the night, flying straight up to the windows at the very top of the tower---'" (Deathly Hallows, US ed., ch. 23, pgs. 453-454)
 

Sirius Potter Fan

Night Patroll
That's a very good catch about Voldemort's flying ability. I myself was wondering about that, but now it seems simple! If you think back, JKR did make a big but brief deal over "flying carpets" being outlawed remember? How much different would it be to make flying shorts, instead of a flying rug? it would appear . . . brooms, carpets, cars, motorbikes . . . that the concept isn't too ridiculous . . . I would think, that the challenge would be in learning how to steer your shorts!
 

Lovegood54

Luna's Biggest Fan!
its probably not that hard to learn to steer, after all, Flying Carpets are all the rage in Arabia. and not to mention that a flying carpet is seen as a family vehicle, you have to consider that only 1 person would be able to steer, kind of like a car, otherwise, the carpet would not move because sure, you might want to go to grandma's, but the kids might want to go to the park or beach or Disney World.

that said, i figure steering is very simple, and even if it isnt, voldemort would know of, or create a charm that would make it simple.
 
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