... Am I the only one that is very, very
disappointed in the characterization of the Slytherins in general?
Point the first: DRACO. This one was the most troubling to me, since I've rather fallen in love with him. I know he's not perfect, but I did NOT expect him to go all 'omg it is totally fine with me if Potter survives, even though he has beaten me at everything except maybe grades, nearly killed me, and then STOLE MY WAND!!!11' This from the boy whose favourite pastime for five books
has been tormenting Harry for far less? I mean, COME ON, even CRABBE AND GOYLE looked more powerful than him in this book! (My friend, who liked DH *gasp!* tried to explain this away by saying his pride got squashed out of him under Voldie's rule. But I personally think it's more likely that Draco's pride would turn into bitterness and resentment at the devastating blow to his family's name and blame the entire war on Harry, making him even more
vengeful, especially seeing as he's blamed everything on Harry since the beginning of TIME.)
Point the second: Snaaaaape. Snape made me cry.
OMGWTF HE IS SO GAY FOR LUPIN and/or LUCIUS
Erm. I mean, I'm really complaining about how JKR absolutely rocketed
through his story, and right in the battle. And his death being terribly anti-climactic. Not the pairing. Not at all
Point the third: every single Slytherin stood behind Pansy, and everyone else was helping Harry. DFHJKDFHJKDSFHJF I thought this series was supposed to be good at SHADES OF GREY. (Oh, right, only her favourite characters get to be ambiguous. *coALBUSDUMBLEDOREugh*)
Point the fourth: HARRY IS ALIVE. WHAT THE HELL. That part was not explained nearly well enough. How can the Killing Curse kill only a part of you? *already forming theories that he was kept alive for Draco's Great Revenge*
I would have been much happier if she had ended the book right after Harry died. Or maybe send him up to that weird place with Dumbledore, but in the name of MERLIN'S FRILLY KNICKERS DO NOT BRING HIM BACK.
*waits to be bashed over the head with tomatoes for this rather unorthodox opinion*EDIT:
Oh, right, and Voldie can fly. *brain goes kersplodey*EDIT THE SECOND:
as for my opinion on the epilogue, I think furiosity
said it best: '... the epilogue gave me no closure; it was focussed so completely on "omg look how prolifically they've procreated, and what stupid names they've thought up for their kids!11" that I could not identify with Harry; it felt like reading about a total stranger.'EDIT THE THIRD:
(I should really just give up and write a whole bloody essay >.>) Did anyone else find the idea of Nagini fitting convincingly inside a dead human body rather... hard to believe? (Not to mention gross, but it's kind of a cool idea...)