Sunday, December 9, 2007
Harry Potter-Section 5-Post B
In this section, J.K Rowling uses her suspense skills in that she gives us answers, and then branches off of those to raise more questions. In section 5 of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, we (as readers) finally start getting some answers to some of those pesky, unsolvable clues that Dumbledore left Harry, Ron, and Hermione. In Hermione’s book that was left to her, an odd symbol was etched in its pages, but in this section the gang visits Xenophilius Lovegood and he gives them some odd answers. He tells them about the Deathly Hallows which are three items that make the possessor of all of them master of death. J.K Rowling makes the book even more cliff hanging because she writes each character to have his or own belief about the Hallows. “The three of them spoke at the same time; Hermione said, “the Cloak,” Ron said, “the Wand,” and Harry said, “the Stone.”” This quote reveals each characters thoughts about the Hallows and why one may be better than others. But the unanswered questions J.K Rowling asks are “who is right?” “Where are the Hallows?” “Do the Hallows even exist?” and “How do we get them?” This turn of events and wonderful writing wasn’t the only thing that happened though. Also, the gang gets attacked by Death Eaters, they get captured and imprisoned at the Malfoy Manor, and they escape (but not without the sad death of Dobby the House Elf) to Ron’s brothers house, where they formulate a plot to steal a Horcrux out of a Gringott’s vault.