Leaky's Daily Quotedown to Deathly Hallows: 38 Days
October 13, 2010, 02:33 AM
There are now only 38 days left until "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I" hits theaters! We are posting a quote from the first half of the book every day in celebration and to give us a chance to discuss and ponder the final book as it goes to film. Here is today's quote!
"'To Miss Hermione Jean Granger, I leave my copy of The Tales of Beedle the Bard, in the hope that she will find it entertaining and instructive.'"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
, "The Will of Albus Dumbledore"
She did — and so did I! I love that little book (and the “big” one, too, since I had to get the collector’s edition, lol)!
I love how Hermione relentlessly studied it, only to find out that Ron totally knew all the stories anyway. :o)
That sounds so majestic, her whole name :-) I’ve got the book (so glad Hermione translated it!); I ordered it from the US (it’s actually cheaper than in Romania) :→
I love how Dumbledore’s gifts have so many functions. He really knew these three :-p And in the case of Hermione, the book may seem a given choice, but it also serves the purpose of wanting to make her understand the importance of imagination, story-telling and what goes beyond facts.
One of the things I loved about Dumbledore was his gift for choosing words, when writing and when speaking, that so elegantly understated their meaning. Only those who knew him “got” what he said- he was a master at the barbed comment cleverly disguised as an observation.
It was interesting when Harry had his loss of faith and belief in Dumbledore while on the run in DH. A great side story to the main plot.
I love Dumbledore, and also, like other people have said, I love that Ron already knew the stories while Hermione was frantically trying to translate them!
Love the quote, love the stories. I imagine had Dumbledore told her this in person, he would have smiled like they shared a little secret about the book.