||[Feb. 18th, 2004|09:21 pm]
|||||Tuesday Morning-Michelle Branch||]|
This is a fantastic idea! Why hasn't anyone answered? Anyway-
My favorite chapter is The Lost Prophesy from Order of the Phoenix.
Why is this your favorite chapter?
a) This is my favorite chapter for a variety of reasons. The chapter is one of exploration, and revelation. We're truly exposed to Harry's pain, and Dumbledore's feelings of responsibility and guilt. We find out so many things, about the prophecy, of course, and Dumbledore's reasons for keeping these things from Harry. I also like the intensity of this chapter, not much real action occurs, it's more of an acute sense of bonding, of honesty. I like the overall atmosphere of the chapter, and think JKR did well in treating the revelations delicately, without piling them all on. I also like that it gives us a different viewpoint of Dumbledore as a more three-dimensional character. It lends depth to his character, and makes him seem less omnipotent, more fallible. I don't think there's anything I don't like, but you all can point out anything that turned you off of this chapter.
Who do you like/hate in it?
b)I think the chapter makes me like both Harry and Dumbledore more for the way that we learn more about them. The atmosphere of the chapter really draws the reader in, and I gained new insight on Dumbledore, especially.
What is your favorite part/line in this chapter?
c) Urgh. This is really hard, because this chapter screams "QUOTE ME!!" How about I cheat and choose a few lines?
"I cared about you too much," said Dumbledore simply. "I cared more for your happiness than your knowing the truth, more for your peace of mind than my plan, more for your life than the lives that might be lost if the plan failed. In other words, I acted exactly as Voldemort expects we fools who love to act."
"You do care," said Dumbledore..."You care so much you feel as though you will bleed to death from the pain of it."
"Youth cannot know how age thinks and feels. But old men are guilty if they forget what it was to be young."
Any other comments?
d) In my final little comments, I'd like to talk about the prophecy itself. I'm one of those fans that like to think that Harry is invincible. I refuse to think he'll die in the seventh nook. *covers her ears* But the part of the prophesy I do like is the way that it could have applied to Neville. I also understand that a lot of people were disappointed by OotP, and dislike the prophecy in general. I agree with the fact that it both ties things up nicely, and leaves gaping strings. I'm still a firm believer in the fact that JKR knows what she's doing, in the end. I still love this chapter, and enjoy reading it.
~Ravie, who wants to hear from all of you.