RE: [mythsoc] Harry Potter
- I agree -- I can see something like this happening. Mythically, the
self-sacrifice of the old king making way for the new king seems to me a
fairly common theme, and I think on rereading there might be some hints of
this in Dumbledore's character. But I can also see Harry trying to sacrifice
himself, because of the type of person he is, and perhaps being forestalled
by Dumbledore's sacrifice. Sacrifice is such an important theme in these
books, and if she does come up with an ending that ties in with Christianity
in some way, it would be entirely logical that it would be through
self-sacrifice. But Rowling has surprised me with interesting twists
before, so who knows exactly what she will do?
From: Stolzi@... [mailto:Stolzi@...]
Sent: Tuesday, November 06, 2001 9:07 AM
Subject: Re: [mythsoc] Harry Potter
In a message dated 11/5/01 6:53:25 PM Central Standard Time,
> I agree with the writer. I do think her ending to the series is going toYeah, well, some of us thought Philip Pullman was going to exonerate God
> have many people very surprised.
the last volume of his trilogy, too.
I think somebody is going to go through a sacrifice. Whether Dumbledore
another) sacrifices himself to save Harry, or whether Harry sacrifices
himself to save others & (I assume) survives or returns. I think Harry
be set for a future of replacing Dumbledore as an important mage and as
Headmaster of the School.
But all my thoughts may be wrong. What do others think?
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- From: "Stolzi" <Stolzi@...>
> http://www.comics.com/comics/nancy/archive/nancy-20050817.htmlWow, I didn't know they were still publishing Nancy! I see they've updated
the look of her aunt's but not Nancy herself. I guess it would be like
Blondie and Dagwood getting different hairstyles. They're all prisoners of