Thursday, 25 November 2010

There's Something About Harry

In memories of the fallen warriors; Mad-Eye Moody, Severus Snape, Fred Weasley, Remus Lupin, Nymphadora Tonks and Dobby

I'm no J.K Rowling but I'm not going to stop writing just because I'm not her. This entry is dedicated specifically to the last book, Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows and the fallen warriors. The recent film covered three quarter of the book, however, the real story is in another quarter. So, those who are really anxious to know what-happens-next, you can start reading from page 263, just 134 pages shy of the ending. However, what I am writing here complement and summarize the first part of the film unless you want to know more, I would be more than willing to help and fill you in.

It was the darkest of time. It began when Harry turned 17 that year, which can only meant two things; he’s no longer underage, and most importantly the protective charm his mother gave him has lifted. Vulnerable as he is, the Death Eaters would seize every chance they can to catch Harry for the Dark Lord. Therefore, Harry knew that The Dursleys must be kept somewhere safe and this meant farewell. Ron, on the other hand, hires the ghoul to impersonate him so not even Mrs. Weasley knows where he’s been. Hermione made her Muggle parents believe that they should move to Australia and make them forget that they had a daughter. The three of them even dropped out of Hogwarts to carry on the quest Dumbledore had entrusted them to do; find the 4 missing Horcruxes* and destroy them with help from The Golden Snitch, The Deluminator*, and The Tale of Beedle the Bard which they inherited from Dumbledore after his tragic death.

And so they began their journey from one hiding place to another with Hermione casting several protective and disillusionment charms to protect them from being seen or heard. They faced perils and predicaments but it never got the best of them. They need to find the missing locket (one of the four missing Horcruxes) and the trail leads them to Bathilda Bagshot’s house in Godric’s Hollow; Harry’s and Dumbledore’s birthplace. Little did they know, that she was long dead and was then possessed by Nagini* sent by the Dark Lord just to hold them there. Luckily, they got away and missed Voldemort by seconds. Harry’s wand was damaged beyond repair along the process. It wasn’t until their next hiding place at Grimmauld’s Place that they finally placed the locket’s whereabouts after spending time with Kreacher* and interrogating Mundungus Fletcher*. Ron finally destroyed the Horcrux with Godric Gryffindor’s sword after several futile attempts of magic casted upon it.

Several days after, Hermoine knew that their clue to the next Horcrux had to have come from the symbol she found scattered in the book; The Beedle and The Bard, Dumbledore inherited to her. Harry saw Luna’s father wore a necklace bearing the symbol at Bill and Fleur’s wedding. They apparated straightaway to find that it was the symbol of The Deathly Hallows; The Elder Wand, The Resurrection Stone, and The Invisibility Cloak. The possessor of The Deathly Hallows will become the true, undefeated Master of Death.

Somewhere, Voldermort and his followers were plotting the death of Harry Potter. Harry sees this happening as if it was happening right before him. Yes, they share the same blood. The blood that flow through the Dark Lord’s vein was Harry’s. The Dark Lord knew that to kill Harry Potter he needed another wand. A wand that is so powerful, it can defeat the spells from any other wands. He tried to kill Harry before but their wands shared the same core causing their spells to be linked, unable to get to their foe. The Dark Lord tried the second time with Lucius Malfoy’s wand; however, it broke when it came in contact with Harry’s. Voldemort knew he needed the Elder wand or the Deathstick which believed to be created by Death himself. Harry saw as if it was right before his eyes, Voldemort repossessing the Elder wand by robbing it from its previous master, buried with Albus Dumbledore. Will Harry be able to defeat the Dark Lord without the Elder Wand? What does the Golden snitch bears? Who casted the silver doe Patronus to show Harry the sword at the lake? Is Harry the true Master of The Deathly Hallows? What are the other 3 Horcruxes? Is Harry the seventh Horcrux? How can Harry vanquish the Dark Lord?

All I can tell you now is, Yes, there is something about Harry that you should know. Something great and powerful.

*Horcrux- an object or a living thing in which a Dark wizard or witch has hidden a fragment of his or her soul for the purpose of attaining immortality. Constructing a Horcrux is considered Dark magic of the foulest, most evil kind, as it violates laws of nature and morality, and requires a horrific act as well as murder to accomplish. Lord Voldemort is the only known wizard to have created more than one. To destroy the Horcrux means to kill the soul which means worse than killing through flesh.

*The Deluminator- an object to take/give light

*Nagini- Voldermort’s pet-snake

*Kreacher- the Black’s family house-elf inherited to Harry after Sirius Black’s death. Now, Kreacher serves Harry.

*Mundungus Fletcher- the Auror whounknowingly stole the locket after the fall of Black’s family and sold it to Dolores Umbridge. Neither of them knows that the locket was a Horcrux.

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