Rereading Harry Potter // The Deathly Hallows | BLOGTOBER 🍂☕🎃

by - 10/01/2019

"Harry, did you ever even open A History of Magic?"

 Does anyone remember the very last Harry Potter movie premiere, when J.K. Rowling said;

Whether you come back by page or by the big screen, Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home.

I mean, yes, you teared up when she said it, when you heard it, but I never really thought going back to Hogwarts would bring so much back to me. This is going to be a seven (duh) part series on my blog where I re-read Harry Potter, annotate my old books, and relive everything that made me fall in love with this series when I was seven years old.

This is something I've tried in the past and only got up to GoF (Goblet of Fire for those of you that might not have read the series yet), so I'm hoping that this project here will keep me accountable.

In the first installment, which you can read here, I mentioned my favorite characters. I'm going to give them score cards and see how they measure up to my current self throughout the series. This should be interesting (probably to no one but myself) considering Draco has been the ultimate favorite since the series ended. The updated scores from the last post are as follows;

Draco Malfoy - 70%
Hermione Granger - 100%
Sirius Black - 100%
Fred Weasley - 100%
Oliver Wood - 100%
Hagrid - 100%
Dumbledore - 90%
Snape - 45%
Arthur Weasley - 100%

Draco gained a little more love here, as he's definitely being forced to do all this, the poor small bean. And Snape... ugh, he just keeps going down.

Chapter 3, pg 39 // "Well, he - he doesn't want to," said Uncle Vernon, turning to glare at Harry and adding, "You don't want to, do you?" "Not in the slightest," said Harry.

Chapter 4, pg 51 // Fred and George turned to each other and said together, "Wow - we're identical!"

Chapter 5, pg 73 // "He lost an ear," said Lupin. "Lost an - ?" repeated Hermione in a high voice. "Snape's work," said Lupin.

Chapter 5, pg 75 // "Pathetic," he told George. "Pathetic! With the whole wide world of ear-related humor before you, you go for HOLEY?"

Chpater 7, pg 130 // "It's time you earned it," said Harry.

Chapter 10, pg 177 // Had Dumbledore actually cared about Harry at all? OR had Harry been nothing more than a tool to be polished and honed, but not trusted, never confided in?

Chapter 11, pg 209 // "It is happening, Ron," said Lupin. "Muggle-borns are being rounded up as we speak."

Chapter 14, pg 273 // "Just - just show You-Know-Who some respect, will you?" "RESPECT?" Harry repeated.

Chapter 15, pg 310 // "I get it. You choose him." - Ron was always a git, really. The Horcrux made him worse, but this is his real personality. He has his moments, but he's my least favorite of the trio. I wish J.K. had stuck to her original plan of putting Harry and Hermione together.

Chapter 16, pg 318 // "Harry, did you ever even open A History of Magic?"

Chapter 16, pg 325 // Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

Chapter 16, pg 328 // The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.

Chapter 19, pg 379 // "Stuff like that always sounds cooler than it really was," said Harry. "I've been trying to tell you that for years."

Chapter 21, pg 408 // "So he can sneak up on people," said Ron. "Sometimes he gets bored of running at them, flapping his arms around and shrieking... sorry, Hermione."

Chapter 21, pg 409 // And then he greeted Death as an old friend, and went with him gladly, and, as equals, they departed this life.

Chapter 22, pg 440 // "Every human life is worth the same, and worth saving."

Chapter 22, pg 444 // But the fact remains he can now move faster than Severus Snape confronted with shampoo when he wants to...

Chapter 25, pg 503 // He had chosen his path but kept looking back, wondering whether he had misread the signs, whether he should not have taken the other way.

Chapter 25, pg 518 // He seemed set on course to become just as reckless a godfather to Teddy Lupin as Sirius Black had been to him.

Chapter 27, pg 551 // Didn't their stupidity and carelessness prove how unwise it was to ever trust?

Chapter 31, pg 625 // "OI! There's a war going on here!"

Chapter 32, pg 658 // "Look... at.... me..." he whispered.

Chapter 34, pg 697 // He and Voldemort and Snape, the abandoned boys, had all found home here...

Chapter 35, pg 718 // ...those who are best suited to power are those who have never sought it.

Epilogue, pg 759 // "Don't let it worry you," said Ron. "It's me. I'm extremely famous."

Draco Malfoy - 70%
Hermione Granger - 100%
Sirius Black - 100%
Fred Weasley - 100%
Oliver Wood - 100%
Hagrid - 100%
Dumbledore - 90%
Snape - 45%
Arthur Weasley - 100%

So everyone stays the same. I know a lot of people argue that Snape was really a hero but, I don't know, I don't think he can justify being such a jerk to Harry for his entire life when his real issue was with Harry's father.

And we have reached the end! I hope you enjoyed reading through these. It was nice to reread one of my favorite series from childhood.

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