Every time we watch movies we tend to discover something new, whether it is a small detail or a huge revelation. And during a recent viewing of te Harry Potter movies. I noticed three details I found quite intriguing.
3. Harry's Scar
Everybody knows how Harry got his signature scar. But what is the scar lightning shaped?
The Killing Curse is not known to actually harm the body or leave physicall marks so this makes me wonder why Harry recieved a scar in the shape of a lightning bolt.
Described by Sirius as "quicker than falling asleep", but later Harry said that it felt "like and iron-clad punch".
When Lord Voldemort casts this curse, he seems to trace a lightning shape in the air. Which makes me think this affected the shape of Harry's scar. Coincidence? Maybe. Kind of cool? Definitely.
2. Love Has No Boundaries.
Dumbledore has always been one of the favorite characters in the books and films,and not just because he is one the greatest wizards of all time. He is wise and powerful, but also sensitive and protective and always has a kind word for anyone who needs one.
It is well known that Dumbledore's past has a lot of intriguing stuff and one or two mysteries, mysteries that have been slowly unveiled by J.K Rowling through the years.
And One of these mysteries is that Albus fell in love with his known nemesis. Gellert Grindelwald. (Yes, the one who became a powerful Dark Wizard and lost the Elder Wand to Dumbledore.) But why?
During an interview, Rowling was asked if Dumbledore ever fell in love. Here's her answer:
JKR: "My truthful answer to you… I always thought of Dumbledore as gay… Dumbledore fell in love with Grindelwald, and that that added to his horror when Grindelwald showed himself to be what he was. To an extent, do we say it excused Dumbledore a little more because falling in love can blind us to an extent? But, he met someone as brilliant as he was, and rather like Bellatrix he was very drawn to this brilliant person, and horribly, terribly let down by him. Yeah, that’s how I always saw Dumbledore. In fact, recently I was in a script read through for the sixth film, and they had Dumbledore saying a line to Harry early in the script saying I knew a girl once, whose hair… [laughter]. I had to write a little note in the margin and slide it along to the scriptwriter, “Dumbledore’s gay!” [laughter] “If I’d known it would make you so happy, I would have announced it years ago!”
You can find the complete interview here.
1. Hidden Foreshadowing.
We all love Snape, and that's a fact. We love his way of talking to Harry when he is mad about something, but behind Snape's words there is always something hidden.
During the first potion class for example, when Snape asks Harry: "Potter! What would I get if I added powdered root of asphodel to an infusion of wormwood?"
Of course, Harry doesn't know the answer to that, but a deeper analysis of his words reveals some interesting things! According to the Victorian Language of Flowers: Asphodel is a type of lily that symbolizes "my regrets follow you to the grave". And Wormwood means "absence" and symbolizes bitter sorrow.
So, if we put that toghether, Snape may have subtly been hinting at his bitter sorrow and regret in regards to Lily's death.
Apart of the mentioned before. The ingredients for the Draught of the Living Dead, which Harry brews in his first potion class with professor Horace Slughorn (using Snape's book). And bezoars, which Harry uses to save Ron's life in "The Half Blood Prince"
Take out your History of Magic books and tell us...