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Re: Questions left unanswered?

I too feel like there where so many things left unanswered. But i heard in an interview that JK Rowlind did, right after the book was released, that she was planning on releasing an encyclopedia, sort of telling us the stuff that she wasnt able to include in the book and hopefully answering the questions that we all have. But she said she would taker her time to write it, so dont know when it it will be released, but we can probably look foward to it.
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Re: Questions left unanswered?

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I just thought of one today. I apologize if someone has already mentioned this before!

Why, exactly, was Peter Pettigrew sorted into Gryffindor as a child? Was he once a better, more courageous person, or is the Sorting Hat simply flawed when it comes to correctly sorting some people? (The latter seems possible, considering that Harry almost got sorted into Slytherin just because of his Horcrux.) Or perhaps there really is no reason for him being sorted into that House, other than to give the writer a convenient means to make sure that he had close enough contact with James and company in order to become their friend?

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Re: Questions left unanswered?

Um, I'm sure you're right, but does she ever say Wormy's in Gryffindor? I only assumed, but...
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Re: Questions left unanswered?

I do not believe it was because of the Horcrux. Harry had been alone and unloved since he was orphaned. He most certainly probably found the idea of power alluring, since he was so powerless in the Dursley household. SO yes, he probably would have done well as a Slytherin, but chose something else.





acciobrain wrote:
I just thought of one today. I apologize if someone has already mentioned this before!

Why, exactly, was Peter Pettigrew sorted into Gryffindor as a child? Was he once a better, more courageous person, or is the Sorting Hat simply flawed when it comes to correctly sorting some people? (The latter seems possible, considering that Harry almost got sorted into Slytherin just because of his Horcrux.) Or perhaps there really is no reason for him being sorted into that House, other than to give the writer a convenient means to make sure that he had close enough contact with James and company in order to become their friend?

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Re: Questions left unanswered?

That's actually a good point, ShadowCougar. It just always seemed so mysterious to me that the Sorting Hat thought that Harry would do well in Slytherin, so when I found out that Harry had Voldemort's Horcrux inside him I jumped to the conclusion that it was because of the Horcrux all along. But you're right; it could very well be that Harry simply had Slytherin-like tendencies.

And ABI, I admit, I'm not entirely sure that Wormtail was in Gryffindor, but I thought that I heard it confirmed somewhere. Anyone know whether he really was or not?
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Re: Questions left unanswered?

I think either in book 7 or in a later interview after it was released that Rowling did say that Pettigrew was in Gryffindor. But as Dumbledore told Snape 'I think sometimes we sort too soon'.



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Um, I'm sure you're right, but does she ever say Wormy's in Gryffindor? I only assumed, but...


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Re: Questions left unanswered?

One major unanswered question (for me, at least) is: What was Snape's Boggart?


After reading the text, I know I have my theories, but I would like to know definitively.

My personal guesses?

1) His father
2) Lily's corpse
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Re: Questions left unanswered?

And Merope's dying is so the opposite of the "good" mothers in the series, like Harry's, who did the opposite. Mother-love is an important theme, I think.

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I think the fact that he was conceived from a loveless union had a lot to do with it, both symbolically and logically, as he grew up.

Tom Riddle came from a union where love was not involved; and then, just minutes after Riddle was born, his mother died. He come into the world without love, and he was raised without love. That may be why he had such a hard time understanding the concept of love at all - it was never something he was familiar with, never something he had or, I guess, thought he needed. He hardened himself because he knew he wouldn't have love from another, and I think that allowed him to convince himself that he never would need love; just power.

Everything would have been different for Tom if Merope had survived and raised him and loved him. I think he felt resentful over the fact that his own mother had not loved him enough to stay alive for him. He saw that as weakness...and that is where the need to conquer that came from.




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Pyschee, I see what your saying, and i thought of that too, but i was thinking more of how his father was under a love potion when he was conceived. Because really, even if the Gaunts were interbred, and so somewhat messed up, his mother married a muggle of no relation to her once-so-ever, as is clear noting Tom Riddle's terrible brilliance he is obviously not alike to the rest of the Gaunt family (morfin in particular).





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Re: Questions left unanswered?

In the battle of Hogwarts, where were Professors Vector and Sinistra, and Madam Pince? I don't remember seeing any reference to them either taking part in the battle or leaving the castle with the Slytherins and underage students.

Also, what ever became of Amos Diggory? I would have thought he would be right in there fighting Voldemort after Cedric's death.



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Re: Questions left unanswered?

I was thinking these same thoughts the other night. I thought for sure we'd see Amos in there somewhere and at least Pince. Maybe she was up in the library defending the books against attack the whole time ; )


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In the battle of Hogwarts, where were Professors Vector and Sinistra, and Madam Pince? I don't remember seeing any reference to them either taking part in the battle or leaving the castle with the Slytherins and underage students.

Also, what ever became of Amos Diggory? I would have thought he would be right in there fighting Voldemort after Cedric's death.



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So, do we still have any mysteries to unravel? On any points--minor or major--did JKR leave us hanging?

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Re: Questions left unanswered?

Ha! Too bad Madam Pince didn't release all the Monster Book of Monsters-that would have added nicely to the chaos!:smileyhappy: What do you think happened to Vector and Sinistra?

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I was thinking these same thoughts the other night. I thought for sure we'd see Amos in there somewhere and at least Pince. Maybe she was up in the library defending the books against attack the whole time ; )


Mollywobbles wrote:
In the battle of Hogwarts, where were Professors Vector and Sinistra, and Madam Pince? I don't remember seeing any reference to them either taking part in the battle or leaving the castle with the Slytherins and underage students.

Also, what ever became of Amos Diggory? I would have thought he would be right in there fighting Voldemort after Cedric's death.



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So, do we still have any mysteries to unravel? On any points--minor or major--did JKR leave us hanging?

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Re: Questions left unanswered?

Oh that would have been great. Chomping monster books running across the lawn at Hogwarts chewing on ankles lol. We really didn't see much of either of those 2 in the books so I didn't find it odd that they weren't in book 7. Maybe they got married and went off reading the fortunes of the stars : )



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Ha! Too bad Madam Pince didn't release all the Monster Book of Monsters-that would have added nicely to the chaos!:smileyhappy: What do you think happened to Vector and Sinistra?

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PattyBNUChick wrote:
I was thinking these same thoughts the other night. I thought for sure we'd see Amos in there somewhere and at least Pince. Maybe she was up in the library defending the books against attack the whole time ; )


Mollywobbles wrote:
In the battle of Hogwarts, where were Professors Vector and Sinistra, and Madam Pince? I don't remember seeing any reference to them either taking part in the battle or leaving the castle with the Slytherins and underage students.

Also, what ever became of Amos Diggory? I would have thought he would be right in there fighting Voldemort after Cedric's death.



rkubie wrote:
So, do we still have any mysteries to unravel? On any points--minor or major--did JKR leave us hanging?

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Re: Questions left unanswered?

As a side note I found a plush Monster book of Monsters on another website. It is quite adorable. (Ok, yeah, you all knew I was weird)



PattyBNUChick wrote:
Oh that would have been great. Chomping monster books running across the lawn at Hogwarts chewing on ankles lol. We really didn't see much of either of those 2 in the books so I didn't find it odd that they weren't in book 7. Maybe they got married and went off reading the fortunes of the stars : )



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Ha! Too bad Madam Pince didn't release all the Monster Book of Monsters-that would have added nicely to the chaos!:smileyhappy: What do you think happened to Vector and Sinistra?

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Re: Questions left unanswered?

Oh, exactly! I hadn't even thought of it that way, but Harry and Tom were almost exact opposites in that sense: Harry's mother loved him so much that she died protecting him.; Tom's mother, on the other hand, did not have the love in her heart to survive, even for her son. She died in spite of Voldemort, and left him without protection.

That made all the difference, I think-Harry cherished love because of his mother's sacrifice, and on the same coin, Tom was repulsed by it for the opposite reason.




ConnieK wrote:
And Merope's dying is so the opposite of the "good" mothers in the series, like Harry's, who did the opposite. Mother-love is an important theme, I think.

~ConnieK



HarryIsMyHomeboy wrote:
I think the fact that he was conceived from a loveless union had a lot to do with it, both symbolically and logically, as he grew up.

Tom Riddle came from a union where love was not involved; and then, just minutes after Riddle was born, his mother died. He come into the world without love, and he was raised without love. That may be why he had such a hard time understanding the concept of love at all - it was never something he was familiar with, never something he had or, I guess, thought he needed. He hardened himself because he knew he wouldn't have love from another, and I think that allowed him to convince himself that he never would need love; just power.

Everything would have been different for Tom if Merope had survived and raised him and loved him. I think he felt resentful over the fact that his own mother had not loved him enough to stay alive for him. He saw that as weakness...and that is where the need to conquer that came from.




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Pyschee, I see what your saying, and i thought of that too, but i was thinking more of how his father was under a love potion when he was conceived. Because really, even if the Gaunts were interbred, and so somewhat messed up, his mother married a muggle of no relation to her once-so-ever, as is clear noting Tom Riddle's terrible brilliance he is obviously not alike to the rest of the Gaunt family (morfin in particular).








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Re: Questions left unanswered?



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Yeah, Psychee, never thought of that, actually.

Here's my relatively short list of insignificant questions i would like her to have filled answers to(that might have been a little too wordy):

#1 Harry and Dudley's relationship following their somewhat awkward make-up.

#2 the fate of Kreacher, Grawp, and Hagrid.

#3 Whether or not any of Harry's kids inherited his scar (which seems unlikely, but who knows?).

#4 How the Weasleys accepted the death of Fred.

#5 What happened to Griphook?

#6 What happened to the Malfoys (Narcissa and Lucious).

#7 Who is Headmistress/master at Hogwarts after McGonagoll.

Additionally, I'd like to ask why one of Harry's kids weren't named after Sirius?




I would like to know where house elves come from - do they mate? Do they have husband and wife unions - where are the children - how do they become attached to a family or family house.... are they a dying species given that the pure blood lines are getting intertwined with non-magical blood lines? This has been in my mind for a bit. :smileywink:
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mrsronaldweasley wrote:
i have a lot!
1.) im guessing i have the correct answer
--but Arianna got raped, right?
im a bit surprised none of you has popped the question yet and seems to have minimal impact , me and my cousin watched it on the internet , JKR herself
revealed there's going to be a "date rape" on the fifth chapter on the final book, entitled " Blood on The cloak", --that was her on brittish muggle news on the net ! guys, anybody of you who watched this, back me up pls. but anyway, JKR obviously didnt do that on the book., again, arianna got raped , right?






Hmm... I did not get the impression that she had been raped. Her brother just said that the boys "got carried away"... I also had the impression that these were young boys and she was a young girl. I have a difficult time putting together "carried away" with rape in this context... it certainly wasn't a date!

I don't know what JKR had in mind as far as that torture went, she was just so outnumbered that anything that they might have done to her (e.g. pulled her hair, burned her, twisted her arm, etc.) that she was scared out of her wits that they would come back and do it again if she ever used magic again...




I agree with Psychee that they probably severely beat her - or hurt her in some way - throwing stones or something like that - and threatened her family bodily harm. She was only 6 - and the boys were young too - I think....
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Okay, maybe this has been asked, but if so I hope you will forgive me reasking rather than wading through 300+ posts to see.

Whee did Neville get the Sword of Griffendor to slice off the snake's head with? Last I remembered, it was left back in Gringotts when they flew off on the dragon. What did I miss? Did Harry manage to snatch it back before they flew off? If not, how did it wind up with Neville at Hogwarts?
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No, I didn't watch that---and the idea of her actually getting raped didn't even cross my mind, I suppose I was thinking something along the lines of "It's HP...an (originally) children's series."
And I've been posting about Voldemort for a while now---I want to know HOW exactly TOM RIDDLE became the VOLDY we know. I mean, people are NOT just born serial killers...and his overwhelming fear of death needed something to fuel it. And I just DON'T think he "just chose to be bad." SOMETHING had to encourage that choice.
And I really wanted to know more about Sirius' presumed death. I was so convinced he was going to back! He was hit by a jinx! What is it about that veil!? Really! I was frankly disappointed she didn't explain better. To present such an interesting thing like that, and then to not delve any farther into teh matter?









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i have a lot!
1.) im guessing i have the correct answer
--but Arianna got raped, right?
im a bit surprised none of you has popped the question yet and seems to have minimal impact , me and my cousin watched it on the internet , JKR herself
revealed there's going to be a "date rape" on the fifth chapter on the final book, entitled " Blood on The cloak", --that was her on brittish muggle news on the net ! guys, anybody of you who watched this, back me up pls. but anyway, JKR obviously didnt do that on the book., again, arianna got raped , right?

2.) JKR didnt really revel on the reason, or at least gave us more information on why VOLDEMORT became the way he is. i mean , i have my ideas, that JKR ,meant to say that even though he and harry had similar family backgrounds, and childhood experiences, it was still the choices you made that mattered .. so VOLDEMORT chose to be bad... is that it?

3.) what happened to hagrid's hut?

4.) arent we getting any sirius closure and any more info about the "veil"?

more questions to follow. ...




You know - there is always the nurture vs. nature theory on human (wizard??) development. Regarding 'nurture'- good quality familial nurturing was not something Tom Riddle benefitted from, and his mother gave him up. He was different so was probably not treated well in his orphanage homes. Regarding 'natutre' If you remember back to Marvolo Gaunt - the men in that family seem to have a particularly evil bend to them. Also - the Gaunts were into pureblood breeding to the point of marrying close cousins - in which physical and mental development can be horribly malformed. Tom had it all going for him in the wrong direction - no 'good' nurturing and plenty of reasons for his 'nature' to be off kilter too. :smileysad:
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Re: Questions left unanswered?

You remember that Voldy summoned it from Hogwarts and set it on fire atop Neville's head? Then, Neville got the sword the same way Harry did in the Chamber of Secrets--he was a true Gryffindor in need of it!

Everyman wrote:
Okay, maybe this has been asked, but if so I hope you will forgive me reasking rather than wading through 300+ posts to see.

Whee did Neville get the Sword of Griffendor to slice off the snake's head with? Last I remembered, it was left back in Gringotts when they flew off on the dragon. What did I miss? Did Harry manage to snatch it back before they flew off? If not, how did it wind up with Neville at Hogwarts?


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A true griffendore can draw the sword from the hat when in need, it is part of the magic of the hat and the sword. Neville needed it, (Much like Harry in CoS) and it was there, probably vanished from greedy old griphook's hands.




Everyman wrote:
Okay, maybe this has been asked, but if so I hope you will forgive me reasking rather than wading through 300+ posts to see.

Whee did Neville get the Sword of Griffendor to slice off the snake's head with? Last I remembered, it was left back in Gringotts when they flew off on the dragon. What did I miss? Did Harry manage to snatch it back before they flew off? If not, how did it wind up with Neville at Hogwarts?


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