A very insightful post on plot twists and thank you for distracting me from my revision! I love that you’ve used the Dumbledore/Snape + Lily/Harry example- it really makes me want to go back and watch the scene from the film/read the book again which I will hopefully have time to do over the summer!
SPOILERS FOR THE HARRY POTTER SERIES AND PSYCHO FOLLOW (in case you’re the one person on earth who is unfamiliar with them):
HBO has been running the movie Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows Part 2 a lot lately. Since it’s my favorite of the Harry Potter movies, I’ve watched it several times.
Love it. A perfect ending to a great series.
One thing struck me on multiple viewings that hadn’t during all the years of reading the books and watching the movies:
Headmaster Albus Dumbledore was a manipulative bastard.
I cried like everyone else when he was killed by Snape in Harry Potter & The Half-Blood Prince. You better believe I did. For the longest time I didn’t want to believe he was dead.
But watching the last movie–wow. It struck me that Dumbledore was a puppet-master like few others. As Snape put it, he raised Harry “up for…
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