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damamabear33
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Re: Tiny questions that don't matter but I'm asking anyway

Yeah I know! I wish I could do magic & them be clueless! Maybe they would act better! LOL!
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Spero
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Re: Tiny questions that don't matter but I'm asking anyway

Heres one that I don't know if it was addressed. Has anyone mentioned about Harry useing his wand and a spell to study and read his books under his blankets at home. Seems magic is magic. He was never reprimanded by mom for that or practiceing spells.
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Re: Tiny questions that don't matter but I'm asking anyway

Good Catch!!!!! :smileyvery-happy:

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Re: Tiny questions that don't matter but I'm asking anyway

I have a question. (raises hand)

 

Why does 7 seem to be such a magic number? (e.g. seven horcruxes, seven years of instruction, seven books.. there are probably more but I can't think of any others)

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Re: Tiny questions that don't matter but I'm asking anyway

[ Edited ]

7 has been an important number in many cultures/religions/philosophies going deep back into human history. It also crops up in nature quite a bit.

 

7 colors in the rainbow

7 days of the week (and 7 days in many creation stories, including the Christian Bible)

7 chakras

7 heavenly bodies visible to the naked eye from Earth (sun, moon, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus, and Saturn)

 

I tend to lean on the last one as the ancient source for the "7" fixation. It then probably rolled itself into a variety of belief systems. And depending on the culture, there are other "lucky" numbers and different meanings ascribed to the different natural numbers 1 through 9, as well as other natural numbers, such as 13.

 

And 7 isn't always lucky; breaking a mirror is said to bring 7 years of bad luck.

 

So given the cultural history, not too surprising JKR uses it in the series.

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Thanks RHWright.  Jk Rowling does seem to like the things with history behind them.

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Re: Tiny questions that don't matter but I'm asking anyway

I'm rereading the series for the umpteenth time, and right now I'm on book 2. I had a totally random thought today as I was reading, and it's if you are deaf, do you still have to wear earmuffs around Mandrakes? Lol, the questions I think of after taking ASL!

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Re: Tiny questions that don't matter but I'm asking anyway

I think you will know the answer as soon as you recall why they are wearing earmuffs in the first place.

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Stacia
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Re: Tiny questions that don't matter but I'm asking anyway

No, I know that it's the Mandrake's cry that kills, so does that mean all Deaf wizards and witches are immune?

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Poor Dobby :smileysad:((
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Re: Tiny questions that don't matter but I'm asking anyway

I am sure this has been asked before, but I really dont want to go through the whole forum looking for a responce. Anyway first of all if Fred and George had the Marauders map since their first year surely they would have seen Ron had wormtail (Peter Pettigrew) wouldnt that seem a little odd. Secondly, in Goblet of Fire when Mr. Weasley and the boys go get Harry from the Dursleys, Mr. Weasley uses his wand to return Dudleys tongue to regular size. How come when Dobby performed magic at Privet drive Harry was accused and not this time?
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