Friday, February 02, 2007

Deaths in "Deathly Hallows"

I just have to make a comment about the press coverage that Jo has said there will be 2 deaths in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

It's not true.

What she said was that one person got a reprieve, she'd intended for them to die but changed her mind while writing it, and that two people she had not originally planned to die would in fact die. But that doesn't mean there aren't others who were always intended to die and still die as planned. And she might have decided more will die since the interview when she made these statements, which took place months ago, before she finished writing the book.

It must be kept in mind, too, that there was more than one death in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Several very minor named characters died and a whole slew of unnamed people also died, including a Death Eater who was killed at Hogwarts by a spell cast by another Death Eater that bounced off the wall and hit an unintended target.

So I guess it's clear the Deathly Hallows should live up to its name.

1 comment:

Grace said...

do you know who dies?????
my sister wont tell me!