Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Harry Potter and the Poignant End

"Avada Kedavra"

By these words I mark the end of Harry Potter as I finished the seventh book in the series. Unexpectedly, the last line came with a strange emotional feeling starting from the heart, travelling throughout the body and ending somewhere in the brain. It was like waving the last goodbye to a very close friend.

Who could have thought of such a mysteriuos yet beautiful character of Severus Snape? I never imagined him being declared as the most brave wizard by Harry himself. Dumbeldore had always been an adorable character and he lived upto the expectations. George living without Fred sounded wierd but then Rowling had to kill someone and I think Percy would have been a better choice. Ginny didn't have anything to do in this book which came to me as a surprise. Nevile's courage was admireable and Luna played her role beautifully. Dobby's return was right at time and his end unforgettable. He managed to win everyone's heart. Kreacher was never supposed to be helping for any good cause yet the turn of the events related to him were well managed.

The manner in which the author shaped the story of the Deathly Hallows needs applause. The scene at Godric Hollows needs to be mentioned. It was the most dramatic scene of the search for the Horcruxes. The way Harry smelled the whole story whily burying Dobby was carved emphatatically. On the whole, the story kept rolling; always persuading you to keep reading till the end.

The last chapter was a well-thought finish to something that was rumored to have a sad ending. For those who don't know, the rumor was that Harry would die so that no one else can continue with Harry's life. The current end served the purpose as well as keeping the audience in a mood that would have a long lasting impact.

I would like to end this post with something that would keep you safe from Dementors -- "Expecto Petronum"