Aug. 26th, 2005

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The following are quotes from "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban". It is what Harry remembers Lily said to Voldemort when he was about to Avada Kedavra Harry:

"Not Harry, not Harry, please not Harry!"
"Not Harry, please no, take me, kill me instead --"
"Not Harry! Please... have mercy... have mercy....
"Not Harry! Not Harry! please -- I'll do anything!"

And the following are Dumbledore's words while drinking the potion in the cave, in "Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince":

"I don't want. . . Don't make me ..."
". . . don't like . . . want to stop . . ."
"No ..." "I don't want to. ... I don't want to. . . . Let me go. . . ."
"Make it stop, make it stop," moaned Dumbledore.
"No, no, no, no, I can't, I can't, don't make me, I don't want to. . . ."
"Its all my fault, all my fault,"
"Please make it stop, I know I did wrong, oh please make it stop and I'll never, never again ..."
"Don't hurt them, don't hurt them, please, please, its my fault, hurt me instead ..."
"Please, please, please, no ... not that, not that, I'll do anything ..."
"No more, please, no more ..."
"I want to die! I want to die! Make it stop, make it stop, I want to die!"

A few hours after I finished reading "Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince", when I was still in shock, and while I was re-reading the chapter "The Cave", and in particular Dumbledore drinking that evil potion, a theory came to me. I got very excited and for a moment I thought I had made a big discovery. Later I found many reasons why it is a crazy theory, but anyhow, the similarities between these two passages still make my head spin. What if Dumbledore's death has created a protection for "them", as in "don't hurt them". How about it if "them" is his students? My theory got more complicated as I imagined Severus helping both Lily and Dumbledore (it is a potion, isn't it?)... anyway...

It's amazing how the events surrounding Dumbledore's death can be interpreted in so many different ways! And I don't know what to believe any more. All I know is that I will be really afraid to read the seventh book. If the events of HBP were to be taken at face value, that is, if Dumbledore is truly dead, or if his death didn't serve any purpose (no protection for his students for example), or if Severus Snape was a true Death Eater all along, I will be so incredibly disappointed...


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