Deathly Hallows Theories

(This isn't really a review, but it's the closest category to put it under)

Well, I'll start off with my theories based off of things that J.K. has said herself, and then go into theories and thoughts I have based on my own opinions and such.

Questioner: There’s an important kind of redemptive pattern to Snape.
Rowling: He, um, there’s so much I wish I could say to you, and I can't because it would ruin. I promise you, whoever asked that question, can I just say to you that I'm slightly stunned that you've said that and you'll find out why I'm so stunned if you read Book Seven. That's all I’m going to say

As far as what's going to go on with Snape, I'm not sure entirely, but my theory is based on another little quote that I read.
"One character got a reprieve, but I have to say two die that I didn't intend to die...A price has to be paid. We are dealing with pure evil...They go for the main characters...well, I do"
This has led me to believe that 1 or 2 main characters have to die to bring back another character, and J.K.'s reaction to the question about Snape's redemptive pattern makes me question whether or not he'll sacrifice himself to bring back a dead character to redeem himself for killing Dumbledore, if, in fact, Dumbledore truly is dead. Why I question his death comes from yet another J.K. quote.
Rowling clarified that "Dumbledore is definitely dead", when asked by Salman Rushdie and others at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. Rowling answered the same question three times, each time with increasing conviction. However, on the set of the Order of the Phoenix film, she remarked; "Dumbledore's giving me a lot of trouble". When asked "But isn't he dead?" by Daniel Radcliffe, she explained; "Well, yeah, but it's more complex ...."
She does say that he's dead, but in another quote she also states:
Asked which five of her characters she would like to invite to dinner, she chose Harry, Hermione and Ron, but then hesitated before choosing her last characters, saying "See... I know who's actually dead," unsure whether she was permitted to invite those who are 'dead'.
By saying 'actually dead' she implies that characters thought to be dead, may not, in fact, BE dead. Another character that may or may not truly be dead is Sirius. And his brother Regulus, who I agree with the masses when they think he's R.A.B (The person that destroyed Voldemort's Horcrux.)
I believe that it's either Sirius or Dumbledore that will be brought back to life, if either are truly dead. I could be completely off though.
If Rowling was telling the truth when she said Dumbledore is definately dead, and he doesn't come back to life, she has also stated that he will still play a major role in the book. A possible way he could do that is that he could have known he was going to die, and that Snape would kill him (Perhaps it was planned to happen? Maybe Snape was supposed to do it for Draco, and then save Draco from life as a Death Eater.) so he transferred all his memories about Voldemort, and everything else that Harry needs to know into the Pensieve for Harry to use.

Now onto my Horcrux Theories:
I agree with the masses who think that Nagini, Voldemort's snake, could be a Horcrux.
I also think that he may have hidden a Horcrux in the Riddle house or his father's grave, since Dumbledore told Harry that the Horcruxes hold personal meaning to him.
Another theory I have, based on the knowledge the Horcruxes hold personal meaning to Voldemort, is that he could have buried a Horcrux with either Lily or James Potter, since he did kill them, and that would hold personal meaning to him. He also could have turned one of them into an Inferi(A zombie) in order to protect the Horcrux.

Other Thoughts:
Neville and Luna: Perfect couple, anyone?
I definately think that Ron is going to die. I don't have much to back the theory up, it's just a gut feeling I have.
There's probably more, but I can't think of it all at the moment, so here you have it, my theories.

And I don't think Harry is going to die. Rowling has hinted that he will too much. If he were truly going to, she wouldn't hint at it as much as she's doing. It would give too much away, and anyone that knows anything about her understands that she isn't like that. If something that big happens, she's going to remain completely tight-lipped about it. It's too big a part of the plot to give away.
Posted on May 27th, 2007 at 08:29pm

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