RE: [mythsoc] Of Sitcom Plots and Pocket Framistans: The Trouble with Rowling's Plotting
- Well, okay. Some of these complaints are pretty legit, but as has been
pointed out, it's actually a familiar experience to be in the right and
have nobody believe you. And as a kid, or, worse, an adolescent, life is
very much like that. I haven't picked up book #5 yet, but I'm only human,
and I'm awfully adolescent, so the POV of the beleaguered adolescent would
seem to make sense, at least sometimes.
I do agree with wanting to keep juvenile fiction to some kind of standards.
Just sorting through the stuff offered by the primary school libraries, and
the Scholastic take-home papers, can be enough to make one pretty upset.
And pick as we want, Ms Rowling is a successful gal. Remind me if I ever
get published to turn off my list mail.
amor vincit omnia
- Right through book 5, we have a very puzzling portrayal of
Dumbledore who is acting totally different from how he was in earlier books.
He's cold and unresponsive and doesn't seem to care about Harry. This is
all from Harry's point of view. It's not until the end of the book that we
find out why Dumbledore has behaved like this. >>
PLEASE tell me that we find out the scoop about Snape. I will read that
book sooner rather than later if I have some sort of carrot reward to look
amor vincit omnia
- On Nov 9, 2003, at 11:31 AM, David S. Bratman wrote:
> But it's not unrealistic. I am very VERY used to people disbelievingYeah, the Internet is quite frustrating that way, ennit? ;)
> ignoring everything I say, and portraying themselves as idiots as,
> frequently eschewing actual arguments, they insult and abuse me in
- In a message dated 11/9/3 3:30:40 AM, Wendell Wagner wrote:
doesn't seem to be any bounds to the magic that can be performed in Rowling's
You may change your mind about this particular point once you actually finish
the book. One of the main things Harry learns in this volume is that there
*are* rigorous bounds to what magic can do.
- From: "Elizabeth Apgar Triano" <lizziewriter@...>
>Well, in a way. Harry sees Snape as a student and gets an understanding of
> PLEASE tell me that we find out the scoop about Snape. I will read that
> book sooner rather than later if I have some sort of carrot reward to look
> forward to.
why Snape is so distrustful of him.