J.K. Rowling– Harry Potter and The Philosopher's Stone

J.K. Rowling– Harry Potter and The Philosopher's Stone

No review follows. If you've not read the book spend your energy reading it instead.

This isn't the first, second or third time reading The Philosopher's Stone but I still seem to come across things that have meaning and implications for the final book that I've not noticed or given much thought to previously.

In this particular instance it was a part of the exchange between Harry and Dumbledore as he is recovering from his run-in with Quirrell.

'Sir, there are some things I'd like to know... Voldemort said that he only killed my mother because she tried to stop him killing. But why did he want to kill me in the first place?'

Dumbledore sighed very deeply this time.

'Alas the first thing you ask me I cannot tell you...'

I'd not considered that before. Maybe you had but it certainly has me thinking in the run up to The Deathly Hallows

The other interesting little snippet is a strangely prophetic line uttered by Professor McGonagall There will be books written about Harry– every child in our world will know his name.

I'll give you that Rowling was simply employing an old literary joke with the first half of the quote but the second half is quite startling considering I can't recall another children's book that's even close to this in popularity and global impact (with adults as well!).


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