I understand why you might be pissed off about the way
she treated the minority characters but you also have
to remember that it isn't about them. And you have to
look at it from the hight school perspective too. I
mean in the books its all about Harry Ron and Hermione
and who they surround themselves with. Like I wrote
before the Harry/ Ginny thing was classic it was bound
to happen. The Tomks and Lupin I don't know but anyway
in high school were you concerned about the way any of
the other guys looked at you when you were in presence
of your crush and didn't you act just a little
foolish to get their attention. Also if you look at it
we don't know much about the other minority characters
and I would love to see Dean with someone who actually
cares about just Dean. He deserves it.And Harry
deserved someone who would watch out for him and
understand that person couldn't be any better than
Ron's sister. As far as Cho goes I mean if Harry
wasn't smart enough to hang on to her and recognize
the signs then doesn' she deserve someone better.
--- Sonia Wong <vulcanarcher@...
> And I sure hope Cho wins that one! Really, what
> pisses me off the most about
> JKR's writing (even though a good amount of it is
> actually very good), is
> that the minorities are often displayed in a
> negative light, or they are
> said to be major characters, and have had their
> characters diminished just
> so that the caucasian characters seem inflated or
> The Patil twins, I believe are Middle Eastern, and
> they are often portrayed
> as chatty airheads. Lee Jordan is supposed to be a
> great friend of the
> Weasley twins, but often, he is degraded to the role
> of the third wheel.
> Ginny treasts Dean Thomas badly towards the end of
> HBP (Dean is of African
> descent), because she would rather be with Harry.
> I'll go into a little bit
> of what I think about her treatment of Cho's
> character. Cho, is intelligent,
> and clever at quidditch. Yet, she is portrayed in a
> very negative light once
> the readers realize that Harry has a crush on Cho.
> She can be seen as sort
> of cheating on Harry because she stayed loyal to
> Cederic in GOF. In OoTP,
> her character is portrayed in an extraordinarily
> negative light so that
> Hermione is elevated. Why did all of this have to
> happen with a Chinese
> girl? (excuse the rant, I am chinese and this aspect
> of JKR's writing pissed
> me off the most) I mean, this whole Cho thing could
> have been done just as
> well with a western character. Why degrade a
> minority when there was no need
> to? Nothing against JKR, but I do not like the way
> she treats her minority
> characters in the series.
> On 7/27/05, Lucien Ward <luke00359@...>
> > --- Kelly <khuni199008@...> wrote:
> > > At first I didn't like the idea of Harry and
> > > being together because they seemed more like
> > > had a brother/sister relationship going on. But
> > > I got used to it I thought that she was the best
> > > character for Harry to end up with. I was
> > > disappointed when Harry called it off with her,
> > > I can understand why he had to. I think they
> > > still be together in the end, unless Harry ends
> > > dying of course, but what kind of ending would
> > > be?
> > Maybe Ginny and Cho will have a showdown catfight
> > him while Harry is in battle with Voldemort and
> one of
> > them will get killed as a result. Gods I'm
> > sometimes.
> > Luke
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