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Old August 12th, 2007, 4:48 pm
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Re: Rubeus Hagrid: Character Analysis

Actually, with all the patriarchal testosterone involved in the pater, patron, father discussion , I almost hesitate to bring this up. But when Norbert/Norbertha was hatched, Hagrid described himself as 'mommy."

Hagrid's definitely much more in touch with his anima than most guys, and his feelings for Harry are nurturing and rather powerfully female. Considering that Lily gave Harry the most protection in his life, I don't want to underestimate the power of Hagrid's maternalistic (is that a word??) protection.

Yoana, I don't know whether Harry recognized Hagrid as a protector, although when he was lost in Knockturn Alley and Hagrid appeared, he certainly ran to him for protection. But Harry never recognized Professor Snape as a protector, yet the protection was there. Looking back, Harry may realize that there were people watching over him in his childhood, whether he knew they were there or not.

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