Leaky's Daily Quotedown to Deathly Hallows: 55 Days
September 26, 2010, 02:02 AM
There are now only 55 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 your special double quotedown!
"And under here, Hedwig" -- Harry pulled open a door under the stairs -- "is where I used to sleep! You never knew me then -- Blimey, it's small, I'd forgotten. . . ."Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
, "The Seven Potters"
"No!" Harry shouted, and though he had raised his wand no spell occurred to him. "No! It wasn't us! We didn't kill you --"
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, "A Place to Hide"
Silvery Doe-Where did you hear about the Hedwig thing? Because I remember reading in an interview with JK that she killed Hedwig because that was Harry last connection to being a child or leaving his childhood behind. Something like that. I’d love to read the interview with JK where she said that what she had originally planned!
the first quote is so touching..
It was a nice touch to have Hedwig be in a snit and ‘not talking to’ Harry in her last hours of life, even though it troubled me as a reader and compounded the tragedy of her death. It’s almost as if JKR is reminding us always to treat one another gently, if for no other reason than that we never know when what we say to a person will turn out to be the last thing we ever got a chance to say to them.
JK originally planned on Hedwig flying down and capturing the snitch in Harry’s first ever game of quidditch. (so he would have needed Hedwig to open the snitch just before he died in the last book) and then Hedwig was going to go with him to the forest and then die. However, JK’s editor didn’t like the quidditch idea, so she changed it to Harry swallowing the snitch.
I thought the dust figure was Mad Eye Moody, not Dumbledore. I really liked the first quote, where Harry looks back on his cupboard under the stairs and realizes how very small it was. It is a reminder of the nastiness of Petunia and Vernon too, as they could never accept their nephew for who he was. Or accept his talents, either! It took Dudley a long time to see how brave and talented Harry is, but we can forgive him a lot easier than Petunia and Vernon. Dudley’s experience with the dementors at least helped him realize exzctly what he was like, but Vernon and Petunia never saw themselves as they really were. Alas, poor Hedwig! I am glad that the movie will show her death as an act of courage.
cool quotes! It’s so funny to think back to when Harry was just that little kid living in a closet. Now he’s a hero to the entire wizarding world.
As for the second quote remember when I read it in the book. It really scared me! I thought Dumbledore’s ghost came back and was acussing them. Then I realized it was just a thing made to scare Snape and I was just like, Thank godness!
this made me cry,,reminded of hedwig
memorires from the first book.. I’m going to read the first one again!
I love Hedwig , a faithful owl and companion
OMG i SO CANNOT W8 TiLL DHP1!!! Ahhhhh I can’t take it anymore! I want to watch Happy Potter and The Deathly Hallows already!!! <3
I love how Harry first arrived at Privet Drive on the flying motorbike with Hagrid, and then he leaves Privet Drive for the last time on it as well. Really brings everything full circle. ‘The seven potters’ chapter makes me want to cry, everything is coming to an end.
I love the first quote. It always makes me feel like crying
Hedwig <3 Scary Dumbledore part!
Hedwig <3 Scary Dumbledore part!
God that first quote is sad considering what happened.