Here is a list of a few(!! of the many) questions I have halfway through reading the last Harry Potter book for the first time (keeping in mind I haven’t finished it yet!)
I’ve tried to keep this spoiler free and some things are largely hypothetical, but potential spoilers are
struck through like this. Also, I don’t want any of these tongue-in-cheek questions to give the wrong impression: I am enjoying the series.
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WHY does Hermione put up with these two incredibly stupid boys for so long? I would have cursed, jinxed and hexed them by now with all my infinite wisdom and gone off to find friends who weren’t so idiotic, ignorant and incredibly insensitive.
Why didn’t that German-speaking woman’s sacrifice for her two children result in lightening bolt scars, a crippled Voldemort and two more “chosen one” children?
Was Dumbledore in a romantic relationship with Gellert Grindelwald? (That is a fanfic waiting to be written.)
Why does Harry think he is entitled to know Dumbledore’s personal information just because they are from the same ‘Hood (read: Hollow)?
How would the series be different if Neville had been the chosen one?
What if Neville IS the chosen one and, with the trust and support and constant coddling and care of everyone else that was wasted on Harry, all this could have been sorted out ages ago?
How the hell does JK Rowling expect me to seriously believe Ron and Hermione could ever last past teen confusion when it is so terribly implausible?
Why was I led to believe Ginny is really great and cool when she has just been a total jerk for the last two books??
Why is Harry always jumping to conclusions and so blinded by his own biases?
Why is everyone soooo prejudiced against Slytherins? Does anyone ever think that maybe they are living up to the stereotype because no matter what they do to the contrary, people will still think they’re evil? Jeez.
Could Hermione’s plan to leave clothes for the elves of Hogwarts to pick up even work if it’s Dumbledore, and not the students, who “own” them?
Why don’t they use permanent sticking charms on the prisoners of Azkaban post-Sirius’-escape? (OK yes I know ‘ethics’ or whatever…Well, I don’t know about you, but the whole dementors thing already seems like ethics isn’t the top concern here, so I’m askin’!)
Did Mary Poppins go to Hogwarts?
Why aren’t there more POCs, LGBT and differently abled folks in this London-based magic world?
Taken from my Goodreads review of book 6:
Why was Cho Chang so unceremoniously cast aside when her only ‘crime’ was that she stood up for her friend who made a mistake (in a really casual “Well, she’s not actually a terrible person..” kind of way) because she was afraid and confused about what was right and what was wrong in that moment?
Take home message: when your friends make mistakes because they think they’re doing the wright thing, dump them because you’ll be written out of existence only to be replaced with another character who is actually just a bitch who everyone likes to believe is just feisty or whatever. OH WAIT! But that never really happens when Harry makes mistakes. Right. Well I guess there is no message here…Just…life sucks? God, I don’t know.
WHY does Dumbledore leave all this daredevilin’ to a bunch of kids!?? Actually…maybe all questions related to Dumbledore can be found here:
What happened to Hermione’s time turner? I feel like more use could have been made out of this.
Why does no one seem alarmed that Hermione who had only just turned 14 three months previous was dating an 18 year old?? Why does no one take Trelawney seriously when she is the one who has made probably one of the most important prophesies in yoinks?
Why does no one address Trelawney’s drinking problem and hold an intervention? Why does no one care about her?
Does everyone love the 6th book the most? ((Because it’s probably my least favourite so far…Even less than book 5…))
And that’s all that I can remember for now, folks! I’ve sent Claire a BAJILLION messages in real time with questions, complains, comments, enjoyments and so on so I know I’m missing a lot of previous points I wanted to make :’)
Maybe we can start a discussion…Or maybe it’s best we don’t. I don’t know :’D hahaha