Tuesday, December 4, 2007
Harry Potter-Section 4-Post B
This is the most exciting section so far in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. So much happens, and it is all significant. The section starts out with Harry and Hermione in a graveyard of Godric’s Hollow. They are visiting Harry’s parents’ graves, but they also see another grave. This ancient worn out grave carries the symbol that was in the book that Dumbledore left Hermione. Since this symbol keeps popping up, I think this part about Dumbledore’s clues will be revealed. But then, Harry and Hermione narrowly escape Voldemort and return to their camp. When they keep moving on, a silver doe appears to Harry as he is taking a night watch, and I believe another example of foreshadowing is taking place because we don’t learn the identity of the person who cast the silver doe or what it’s importance is, but we will soon I think. Anyways, the doe leads Harry to the sword of Godric Gryffindor at the bottom of a freezing pond. Harry dives in when Ron rescues him from drowning! At Ron’s return, he and Harry destroy the Horcrux with the sword, but not before it speaks to Ron. It tortures Ron by showing him what he most fears; that Harry and Hermione don’t care about him anymore, and that they are falling in love. However, he and Harry don’t tell Hermione this, and I believe this is another example of foreshadowing because I think the Horcruxes actions will be brought up again, and the fact that Harry and Ron did not tell Hermione what it did will come back and bite them in the butt. In conclusion, there was a lot of foreshadowing and unsolved mysteries in this section, which are both very clever, and suspenseful writing tactics used by J.K Rowling.