Re: [mythsoc] Re: O.W.L.'s in Harry Potter
- There is no comparison between the end of HP1 and the end of "The
Fellowship of the RIng".
For all that the question of handling Voldemort was left hanging at the end
of HP1, and it was obvious that Harry _could_ have more adventures,
Voldemort or no, HP1 is still a separate book, with an end. The sequels
Whereas FR was just volume 1 of a continuous story, written by the author
as one continuous story and finished before any of it was published, and
broken into separate volumes only by the publisher's commercial decision.
HP1 has a conclusion, even though it's an open-ended conclusion. (Plenty
of stories with open-ended conclusions only get sequels after they've
proved to be successful, or never get sequels at all. If HP1 had bombed in
the marketplace, HP2 would probably never have been published or maybe even
written.) FR just stops in the middle of one continuous story.
Several people have testified that they finished HP2 enjoying it well
enough, but with no particular desire to go on to HP3. I can't believe
that anyone who actually enjoyed "The Two Towers" could finish it and not
want to go on to "The Return of the King".
>Sam has promised to try to forward the quest even if it hurts his heart toAh, there's a difference. Did you notice that Sam realizes he made the
>leave his master; Harry has promised to do what Dumbledore says even if it
wrong decision and changes his mind?
Also, the task that Sam and Frodo had set themselves was not futile.
Whereas Harry and Dumbledore and the Birdbath of Doom ...
- ONe tidbit I didn't see mentioned in the various takes on the theory: at the end Harry rather considers "getting Snape" as a possible by-product, but isn't overly concerned with Snape or Malfoy. One could counter that he is focused on Voldemort, but I'm not sure I buy that as just putting Snape out of mind.
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