JK Rowling is a genius - not only because of the many intricate sub-plots she's managed to uphold but also because of stuff not many would notice, like the 'seven'-issue that was discussed here a while ago, how well the names relate to character's personalities and the simple fact that something as simple as love was the basis for the whole series. amirite?
I honestly believe that in a couple hundred years the series will be considered great literature, because of this.
It already is
I do agree.
You totally just summed up how I feel about HP ( :
There are so many life lessons to be learned from the books--all of Dumbledore's words of wisdom, and the subtle themes running through all of them, like courage and trust.
This post itself is sheer awesomeness. I cannot believe just how intricate J.K. Rowling's entire world is - literary genius if I ever saw it.
I do thank you for the compliment, and also agree with you totally. now there's a sentence that makes no sense.
you totally made a post about why i love this series, all of the little secrets you figure out each time you read the books. i love it!
Took the words right out of my mouth
I tend to do that.
Especially the love aspect...there are too many books centered around just romance, and not the power of friendship
I know -.- and so many books where the 'love' is just plain lust.
I agree. like twiligt, the teenagers are whining about how they are so in love when they're just attracted to each other
did you read my mind?
i absolutely love the books, but at times I did find it hard to believe that one person could come up with such a vast amazing world. Most people get help on there books now-a-days though, amirite?
I suppose they do, but I doubt that JK did, after all it was back in the early nineties.
Love is not a somple thing in any way.
(No one): I was just thinking that. tries to high five through the computer screen. knocks the computer down and breaks it. Haha no.
(no one): ah, I suppose it depends on how you think about it.
i'm glad there's another potterhead out here that feels exactly how i feel. :)
I should think there's more :) I mean, 78 people agreed :D
haha, true, but some people base it on the movies and not actually read the series. breaks my heart. :(
mine too :( but hey, we're never bored - we'll just keep convincing people :)
everything you said was true.
what was the 'seven' issue discussed awhile ago?
people were discussing how the number seven is really central in the series.
here's a link:
wow i was so into it i never realized. thanks!
you're welcome :)
"as simple as love"... really? is that how we view it now?
the idea of love is simple for humans, but the impression and impact it has it complex
at least to me
well said, bookfreak, well said.
I try. I even get it right sometimes=D
Hey man could you accept my friend invitation? lol
I want to be able to send you a message so I can talk to you
I thought I did already?
Well, it's not a complex theme to understand.
read the comments up there, I said it could be viewed in many ways.
She totally is. Smartest person ever! But the name thing I dont get
cause, like, lupin comes from the latin lupine (wolf-like), severus means harsh, remus was one of the two wolf-twins in roman legdend (his twin romulus founded rome), vol de mort means flight of death, minerva is the roman goddess of wisdom, percy's owl hermes is named after the greek messenger god, luna's named after the roman goddess of the moon, hedwig's named after some random saint, and so on.
I interpreted the name comment to mean that j.K.specifically chose the character's name to match the personality of the character. The best example I can think of right now is like Gilderoy Lockhart. It just sounds (italicised) like a pompous name. Yeah and malloy's comment, because she got to it first. And sybil was an oracle in the Ancient Greek stories for Sybill trelawney.=]
yeah I forgot that one :D and also, albus dumbledore means white bumblebee...
and hermione was the daughter of helen of troy.
lol you'd think that Hermione's namesake would make her drop-dead gorgeous, not bushy-haired and buck teethed=P (Rowlings words, not mine! and I'm not saying Hermiones not pretty at all, btw)
you would, you would... but maybe she's trying to point out that INNER BEAUTY is more important :D
I hope to say that was what I was implying, and yes I did, so I would =P
um... well... what?
Why am I always this articulate! (hehe, see what I did there?)
I was trying to say I was agreeing with you on the inner beauty comment you made
oh, okay :D and I also agree with scupernong down there v.
Hermoine started to get pretty once she fixed her teeth and grew up a little :D
Yup! I agree
Love isn't simple.
You came from MLIA. GTFO
actually, I didn't :P
and basically, you have no right to tell me where to go, seeing as, well, there's nothing you can do about it.
I love Harry Potter ridiculously, I've gone to 5 midnight parties for it, but I always thought the whole "love" thing was a bit silly.
It's not just silly love, it's the overwhelming power of the purest love of being willing to lay down your life for your friends and to create a better world for everyone to have life worth living. Real love isn't "silly", fake love is.
Why it bothered me is that the concept of "love", which really is simply affection, was used as lolhax power. It's possibly the most cliched path an author can walk down and JK Rowling, who is one of the most creative authors in the world, can definitely do better.
It's not really cliche because it's not the normal romance-i'll-love-you-forever type love. It's like a love of humanity and all that is good in the world.
It seems to me that this is an issue that we can agree to disagree on. I still love the Harry Potter series, my opinion just happens to not coincide with the OP's.
That sounds fair enough.
That doesn't even...make sense.
honestly? I think it's the mark of a great author. It could have been silly... but it just isn't.