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Stacy21
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Death is but the next great adventure.

A little catch up, just in case:

The quote is "After all, to the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure" (HPSS, pg 297). Dumbledore says this to Harry after explaining Nicholas Flamel has agreed to destroy the stone.

Harry repeats Dumbledore, saying "...to the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure" when he is recapping his meeting with Dumbledore to Hermione and Ron.

While I agree that Harry treats Dumbledore with a great deal of respect, route memorization seems far-fetched. I think this line is going to be important in DH. I think that this line has taught Harry that while it's nothing to look forward to, death is also nothing to fear. Voldemort fears death above everything else, having never learned this lesson, so I think this could be an important plot point. Even if the line merely reappears in Book 7, it still seems important to me.

Any thoughts on the matter?
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dcsbelle
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Re: Death is but the next great adventure.

I totally agree with Stacy. Voldy's fear of death and his inability to love will be his downfall.

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Stacy21 wrote:
A little catch up, just in case:

The quote is "After all, to the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure" (HPSS, pg 297). Dumbledore says this to Harry after explaining Nicholas Flamel has agreed to destroy the stone.

Harry repeats Dumbledore, saying "...to the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure" when he is recapping his meeting with Dumbledore to Hermione and Ron.

While I agree that Harry treats Dumbledore with a great deal of respect, route memorization seems far-fetched. I think this line is going to be important in DH. I think that this line has taught Harry that while it's nothing to look forward to, death is also nothing to fear. Voldemort fears death above everything else, having never learned this lesson, so I think this could be an important plot point. Even if the line merely reappears in Book 7, it still seems important to me.

Any thoughts on the matter?


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Vixx
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Re: Death is but the next great adventure.

I have to agree with you on this one, she's reinforced it in our minds - there has to be a reason for that. It may prove to be the thing that gives Harry the courage to go towards his certain death at the end with Voldy (not that I think Harry will actually die).
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Re: Death is but the next great adventure.

I agree that the quote is important, I think that Voldemort's huge fear of death combined with Dumbledore's submission to it play a big part. I also feel that it may have some sort of tie in with the veil which is sure to be a part of DH.
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Re: Death is but the next great adventure.



dcsbelle wrote:
I totally agree with Stacy. Voldy's fear of death and his inability to love will be his downfall.

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Stacy21 wrote:
A little catch up, just in case:

The quote is "After all, to the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure" (HPSS, pg 297). Dumbledore says this to Harry after explaining Nicholas Flamel has agreed to destroy the stone.

Harry repeats Dumbledore, saying "...to the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure" when he is recapping his meeting with Dumbledore to Hermione and Ron.

While I agree that Harry treats Dumbledore with a great deal of respect, route memorization seems far-fetched. I think this line is going to be important in DH. I think that this line has taught Harry that while it's nothing to look forward to, death is also nothing to fear. Voldemort fears death above everything else, having never learned this lesson, so I think this could be an important plot point. Even if the line merely reappears in Book 7, it still seems important to me.

Any thoughts on the matter?







I totally agree with dcsbelle and Stacy. There is definitely a part to play for Voldemort's fear of death, if not the final nail in the coffin. Wouldn't it be ironic if Voldemort jumped out of the way of an Avada Kedavara curse, only to fall through the veil in the Department of Mysteries. That would be sort of anti-climactic, but it would be a twist.....
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Re: Death is but the next great adventure.

I hope he doesn't jump, if he goes into the curtain I want someone to push him, and I want him to smack his head on the stone archway first!
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Re: Death is but the next great adventure.

"D'oh!" :smileyhappy:
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I hope he doesn't jump, if he goes into the curtain I want someone to push him, and I want him to smack his head on the stone archway first!


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Psychee
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Re: Death is but the next great adventure.

And I'd like to see him totally humiliated and laughed out, like a boggart! :smileyhappy:
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Re: Death is but the next great adventure.

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Psychee wrote:
And I'd like to see him totally humiliated and laughed out, like a boggart! :smileyhappy:


we should hang him by his ankels n see if he has gray undies too!!!!

Message Edited by jftapia88 on 06-05-200706:17 PM

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Re: Death is but the next great adventure.

i think thats a good idea but.....hold on why would voldy put part of his soul in harry if voldy knew his parents he would now that harry would do anything to kill voldemort even kill himself........i guess its potter family bravery but would voldemort already know this
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Erind
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Re: Death is but the next great adventure.

Because he didn't put a part of his soul into Harry. There is almost nothing that even almost convinces me that Harry is a Horcrux. The evidence, or lack there of, is completely insubstantial.
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Re: Death is but the next great adventure.



Erind wrote:
Because he didn't put a part of his soul into Harry. There is almost nothing that even almost convinces me that Harry is a Horcrux. The evidence, or lack there of, is completely insubstantial.




Ya, I don't agree that harry is a Horcrux either. With the lessons of death in the books. Do you think that they are to make Harry stronger? or are they to explain Vold.? His fear of Death being what made him so evil.
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ravensilverlight
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Re: Death is but the next great adventure.

OOH! Random thought. LV is afraid of death. NHN says to Harry, in OOTP, that the reason he is a ghost is because he "was afraid of death" and chose to stay behind. Think LV might be a ghost in the end?
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virus95
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Re: Death is but the next great adventure.

i also agree with Stacy21 and dcsbelle that the downfall of Voldemort is his fear of death and lack of love and friendship.
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Re: Death is but the next great adventure.

I asgree and I like that Virus added 'friendship' to fear of death and inability to love. I think in the end it would be great if at the end Harry and the gang are willing to die for one another and Voldemort is left alone with none of his unfaithful death eaters to help him and it destroys him somehow.
The end is almost here.... Long Live Harry and the Gang!!!