August 9th, 2005

Illustmaker me

Back to school

HBP ends on a note that leaves some contradictory structural cues about Harry's return to Hogwarts in the fall. On the one hand, Harry's pretty definitive about what he means to do, and it would be really bad practice to have him definitely state a course of action only to be talked out of it in the beginning of the next book. On the other, Hogwarts is the emotional and magical power center of the series, and for the series to end in a different location would be equally unbalanced.

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