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Harry Potter 7

Okay, I've read through Book 7. Another weekend I'll never get back.

You can all post spoilers now.

Why on Earth do people pre-order a book, and then stand in line for it?

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hawkeye7
22nd Jul, 2007 23:02 (UTC)
However the female characters do marry male characters who are socially superior to them; the mudblood Hermione marries the pureblood Ron; Ginny, from a poor but pure family, marries the wealthy and famous Harry Potter.
partly_bouncy
23rd Jul, 2007 01:36 (UTC)
In the case of Hermione, she marries a male who is frequently depicted as intellectually inferior, kind of unattractive and more socially inept than she was. That's still a step down to a certain degree for her. If she had say married Krum, it would have been much more a step up.

And we don't know what Hermione and Ginny did. No one seemed to recognize them 19 years later. That seems to imply they hold no current status of importance, no power position where parents would talk about them. Ron and Harry, yeah, they get talked about. Not the women.

This whole thing kind of just annoys me and I don't know how to express my feelings in a way that isn't wanky. I really loathe that in the end, all that discussion about what they would do after Hogwarts was for nothing. Harry, Ginny, Ron, Hermione raise beautiful babies who fall into the same stereotypes as their parents and persist in the same patterns which had already been shown as not necessarily healthy. And just GAH!
hawkeye7
23rd Jul, 2007 13:06 (UTC)
Ron's comment that he is famous is intentionally ironic - everybody is actually gawking at old scarface.

It reminded me of "The Breakfast Club" where they wonder if they are destined to become like their parents and realise that they already are.