Re: [mythsoc] Re:Sorting Hat
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From: "Katie Glick" <ktglick@...>>
Katie, your explanation re Hermione makes plenty of sense!
> As for Professor McGonagall, I thought beadily in that context meant
> something sort of like "beady little eyes," like her eyes were all screwed
> up all small, sort of suspiciously/angrily.
Yes, I'm sure that's what it MEANS, but what you say below is why it's bad
writing. JKR's prose is usually serviceable, though not brilliant, but in
that particular case she (and her editors) messed up.
> So my guess is that the
> adverb is meant to describe more how her face looked as she said it than
> tone of her voice.