This is a very short bài viết because it was merely a thought. Therefore it is not formatted correctly and probably has some punctuation/spelling/grammar/sentence structure mistakes. I am sorry in advance.
I was re-reading the Goblet of Fire, and I came across this quote:
'"I was saying, my dear, that bạn were clearly born under the baleful influence of Saturn," đã đưa ý kiến Professor Trelawney, a faint note for resentment in her voice at the fact that he had obviously not been hanging on her words.
"Born under -- what, worry?" đã đưa ý kiến Harry.
"Saturn, dear, the planet Saturn!" đã đưa ý kiến Professor Trelawney, sounding definitely irritated that he wasn't riveted bởi this news. "I was saying Saturn was surely in a position of power in the heavens at the moment of your birth... your dark hair... your mean stature... tragic losses so young in life... I think I'm right in saying, my dear, that bạn were born in mid-winter?"
"No," đã đưa ý kiến Harry, "I was born in July."'
Now, bạn may have had a different experience, but when I first read this I laughed, at Harry's reply as well as the fact it seemed confirmation that apart from a few bright spots Trelawney seems a complete fraud. But on re-reading many years and obsession with Voldemort later, I realised something:
Harry, at this point, has part of Voldemort's soul in him, right?
Voldemort had, in his youth, dark hair, a mean stature, tragic losses young in life, and, most importantly, he was born on December 31st, which definitely constitutes as mid-winter.
Now, apart from hiển thị masterful plot construction bởi Jo Rowling, it also shows that there is a large part of Harry, that divination and the art of đọc ones sub-conscious and therefore soul can detect, is centred around Voldemort's influence. Harry himself wonders about this in the Chamber of Secrets - how similar he is to Voldemort, and Dumbledore các câu trả lời that Voldemort imparted some of his traits to Harry when he tried to kill him as a baby.
It just made me wonder - how much of the Harry we grew up with, đọc about and, in the end, caring about to the extent of (in friendly/familial sense) loving, was Voldemort? How many of his traits, save Parseltongue, are part of who he was actually born to be? And after he is rid of his soul, does he lose these traits? If so, who is Harry, because it seems like in that case, we wouldn't actually know him?
Sorry, ngẫu nhiên thought splurge, it's just the idea that we didn't know grown-up Harry sort of distressed me and I wondered what the greater người hâm mộ community thought. Normally I would let it go (I haven't been on fanpop for a long time) but I kept on đọc how he threw of the Imperius and the voices that told him to stop speaking inside of him (which reminded me of the horcruxs - I wondered whether he could through it off so easily not because he has undeniable incredibly strength of will but also because the part of the Voldemort's soul within him a) wasn't affected bởi the Imperius and b) does not want to be controlled?), and other things such as his temper and his power but lack of complimentary brillance... I don't know... I merely had to write down my thoughts :)
Also, I'm sorry if I offended any die-hard Harry-fans. Make no mistake, I tình yêu Harry, and he does have very great strength of will, but whilst not stupid and really quite bright he is not, bởi any stretch of the imagination, on Voldemort's intelligence/power wave-length. That's sort of the point, though, isn't it? He wasn't, but he made the right choices, his tim, trái tim was full of tình yêu and that gave him a strength and a power Voldemort's couldn't understand....
I'll shut up now.