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Old July 24th, 2007, 3:27 am
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1. What did you think of Umbridge having Slytherin's locket?

I was surprised (I thought Aberforth would have it), so it was a nice twist.

2. What did you think of the destruction methods for each Horcrux? Was the sword of Godric Gryffindor overused for that purpose?

Well, I thought it was alright since the sword wasn't used to destroy each Horcux.

3. Were you surprised at how many different people destroyed Horcruxes?

Yes. I figured Harry would do most of the destruction of the Horcruxes (with Ron and Hermione helping if needed), but I do like that seven different people destroyed the seven different Horcruxes.

4. Were the Horcruxes in places you expected them to be?

I expected one to be in Gringotts and one to be in Hogwarts (didn't think of the Room of Requirement however), but I didn't expect Umbridge to have the locket in the Ministry, and I was in the group that did not think Harry was a Horcrux.

5. Did it surprise you how easy it was for Hermione to get the book about Horcruxes?

Nope, I think that they might have been that easy to aquire on purpose anyways.


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Old July 24th, 2007, 3:38 am
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1. What did you think of Umbridge having Slytherin's locket? i think it was a great way to make her a character even more hateable...and i think that was impossible actualy

2. What did you think of the destruction methods for each Horcrux? Was the sword of Godric Gryffindor overused for that purpose?no...apart from it it was used only for 2 horcruxes...the ring and the locket..

3. Were you surprised at how many different people destroyed Horcruxes?no i think that was a perfect idea of the work of a group actually...and i really like voldemort destroying his own horcrux in harry

4. Were the Horcruxes in places you expected them to be?maybe...the tiara definitely..but not the locket, nor the cup

5. Did it surprise you how easy it was for Hermione to get the book about Horcruxes? oh no...i thinl it was so her...and dumbledore must have planned it actually


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Old July 24th, 2007, 3:43 am
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1. What did you think of Umbridge having Slytherin's locket?
I thought that was really odd. I thought someone else would have had it, or else I thought it would still be in Grimmauld Place.

2. What did you think of the destruction methods for each Horcrux? Was the sword of Godric Gryffindor overused for that purpose?
I thought that each horcrux would need to be destroyed in it's own special way. The diary was destroyed with the basilisk fang, the ring with the sword.. I thought the others would need special magic, curses, or other objects. At least the sword provided a dependable object for destruction.

3. Were you surprised at how many different people destroyed Horcruxes?
Definately! I thought the rest would be done by Harry. Granted, Ron and Hermione would accompany him on the trips, I always assumed Harry would be the one to destroy the horcruxes. Instead it was Harry (diary), Dumbledore (ring), Ron (locket), Hermione (cup), Crabbe (diadem), Voldemort (Harry), and Neville (Nagini).

4. Were the Horcruxes in places you expected them to be?
I really had no clue as to where the horcruxes were, I was just along for the adventure.

5. Did it surprise you how easy it was for Hermione to get the book about Horcruxes?
Yeah, I thought she would have had to do at least weeks of research, maybe even months. It was such a forbidden topic in the previous books, I thought that the info would be near impossible to find.


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Old July 24th, 2007, 4:02 am
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I thought that too, but then I concluded that Voldemort must have been the first person to ever discover that room. There is no way that, as you say, he would've stored something as valuable as the horcrux in a place that hundreds of other people clearly had access to. The room is first described as containing items from thousands of students; between Voldemort hiding it there, and Harry discovering it in HBP, it's not inconceivable that thousands of students would've passed through Hogwarts in that time.
Yes but its highly impossible that voldermort was the first..consider the amount of stuents over hundreds of years that have passed through their great hall doors.It was stupid for Voldermort to hide it there.it just wasnt the BEST place.
I dont get it how someone could be suprised Hermione wouldnt think to get the horcrux book..we do know what hermione is like..shes in my opinion harrys most important asset.


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1. What did you think of Umbridge having Slytherin's locket?
It seemed like she was using it to fake her own pureblood status.

3. Were you surprised at how many different people destroyed Horcruxes?
No, I thought it was great how much they all worked together. Wasn't that what the DA was all about?

4. Were the Horcruxes in places you expected them to be?
I reread the Room of Requirement part in HBP many times because I figured there was one in there. But the tiara never seemed to jump out at me. It was very subtley mentioned, just like the locket. Way to go JK!


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1. What did you think of Umbridge having Slytherin's locket?
I, myself, didn't like it. The fact that something with that much power changed hands that many times in a matter of 2 years just wasn't believable to me. I like that Umbridge did get involved in the final book again, but I would of it rather been a different way.

2. What did you think of the destruction methods for each Horcrux? Was the sword of Godric Gryffindor overused for that purpose?
I actually like the use of the sword. It allowed for the destruction of the Horcruxes without the use of some dark magic by the trio.

3. Were you surprised at how many different people destroyed Horcruxes?
I was suprised, but not disappointed. It just shows that Harry had no chance of doing this by himself.

4. Were the Horcruxes in places you expected them to be?
No, and actually, this was one of my biggest gripes about the book. After Harry and Dumbledore had to apparate distantly from the cave, swim through a lake, "donate" blood to the rock, find the rope allowing them to travel to the island safely by boat, drinking the potion that made the drinker relive their worst memories, and then possibly battle Inferi on the way out, everything else just seemed easy. I mean, breaking into Gringots is no easy task, but after what Malfoy did to the diary, would Voldemort really trust Belatrix? I already addressed the locket, but the diadem seemed way to easy as well. There was no magical protection, with the exception of it being in the RoR.

5. Did it surprise you how easy it was for Hermione to get the book about Horcruxes?
I imagine Dumbledore did it like that on purpose. Before he died, he probably lifted some curse restricting any magical way of retreving them.


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Old July 24th, 2007, 4:25 am
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1. What did you think of Umbridge having Slytherin's locket?

It was not expected, I can say that. I will agree that I do not think that actually knew what she had, though she knew that it was old and valuable. I also think that it emphasized her very high and mighty character and the fact that she would everyone believe that she was someone of great importance and status by blood. It makes me wonder if she herself was actually a pure-blood.

2. What did you think of the destruction methods for each Horcrux? Was the sword of Godric Gryffindor overused for that purpose?

I found it interesting that they could not simply be smashed, they had to magically destroyed as well and by specific methods. As for the sword...correct me if I am wrong, the sword was used on three of the seven, right? I think that it may have been too someple if they got the sword and were able to hang onto it for all six objects (Harry and the final piece in Voldemort excluded), but because of the chapter where we hear why the sword can destroy the Horcruxes, I think that it was used just enough. If it had not been for Harry stabbing the basilisk with it, my understanding is that they would not have been able to use it at all for that purpose. As for Neville pulling the sword out of the Sorting Hat, I was a bit surprised. I guess it can be summoned from wherever it is. As for Griphook, I kind of felt as though he may have died in the Gringott's incident with the dragon. I don't know why.

3. Were you surprised at how many different people destroyed Horcruxes?

This was actually great to me if for no other reason than the fact that everytime he has to face Voldemort or some danger related to the conflict, he thinks he has to do it alone. I mean he satnds against Voldemort in the end, but along the way with other tasks he wanted everyone to let him do it himself. I know why, but I still thought that this was a great contrast to that theme in these books.

4. Were the Horcruxes in places you expected them to be?

I really did not have any expectations on this. As far as after thoughts go I have a few.

First, I am in agreement on the RoR. It seems as though that was really wishful thinking on his part that no one else would find the room. I mean a lot of people had obviously found it through the years, so I'm really not sure why he thought that it would end with him. Unless somewhere in the back of his mind he simply thought that no one would ever find anything in that room!! It makes me wonder what order he hid them in too, because the Gaunt shack was not exactly great either. Wasn't it just out on the table? I mean for that one he was simply relying on the fact that no one would make the connection between him, the great a powerful Voldemort and the Gaunts.

As for the cave, it had been at least the most creative.

And Bella's vault, I thought was an OK idea. I mean there was a lot that had to getten through to get to it, plus that burning/multiplying curse. I don't think that they could have done it without the help of a goblin and the only reason they had that was because of LV taking over and putting wizards in the goblin bank.

Lastly, the "Harry is a Horcrux" theory was right. I was sort of shocked, but I think that she played it out well in the end, like Harry was carrying around an extra bit of soul that allowed him to once more be hit by the killing curse and go unharmed. I thought it rather ironic that Voldemort himself was protecting Harry!


5. Did it surprise you how easy it was for Hermione to get the book about Horcruxes?

Hemione herself said it was sort of just dumb luck. She gave it a shot and it worked, which I don't even think that she expected. Though I too would have lend it to the fact that Dumbledore really wanted them to have them. Plus, the book was not dwelled on throughout, so it was OK. She got the info about the basilisk venom and the Fiendfyre being things that could destroy Horcruxes out of it. JK didn't try to make it as though Hermione was now an expert on the subject, so I was OK with it all around.


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Old July 24th, 2007, 4:28 am
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1. What did you think of Umbridge having Slytherin's locket?
It seemed like she was using it to fake her own pureblood status.
Interesting.for some reason i had never though of that...

Anyone else find it strange how Ron just said some parseltongue he had h eard from Harry then went in there got the fangs..then made it out again int hat short time..it seemed likea last ditch at finding something to destroy the horcruxes..although i did expect them to go back to the chamber of secrets


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1. What did you think of Umbridge having Slytherin's locket? This threw me for a loop!! Did not expect it AT ALL! Nice twist!
I was not surprised with Regulus and Kreatcher even though there were many other wonderful theories going on with the locket, and I argued against Reg, deep down I knew it would turn out to be him/them (Not that I would admit it before now ). It was more fun playing with the other ideas.

2. What did you think of the destruction methods for each Horcrux? Was the sword of Godric Gryffindor overused for that purpose?Seeing that we didn't know the sword was used on the ring until after Hermione figured out it could be used, no. I thought it was SO appropriate for the sword to come out of the hat for Neville. Loved it!


4. Were the Horcruxes in places you expected them to be?Although the field was my first choice, Gringotts was my second choice for the cup. As for the tiara It was actually in both of my top picks for locations, albiet at different times. Yay Albania & the RoR


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Old July 24th, 2007, 4:33 am
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I heard a MuggleCast that kind of helped reconcile Ron going into the Chamber for me. Only the Heir of Slytherin can open it, and Ron was holding a horcrux, ie part of the Heir of Slytherin. If it wasn't for that, it'd really bother me.


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I'm with Coco in arguing against Regulus at the same time as knowing he was most likely RAB. But to have him drink the potion instead of Kreatcher just blew me away!
I was a bit disappointed actually in the whole horcrux quest- I thought things went too easily considering the ones we had seen previously were such huge plot points. I felt the sword was a bit too handy a method and would have liked to have seen something different.


I loved the fact, however, that different people were responsible for their destruction. That was brilliant!

I was right about the tiara, one of only a few things I was right about! Imo, the ROR was too cool an idea to not use it for this. Glad Jo agreed!

Belletrix having the cup was also disappointing to me as we had already seen Lucious with the diary and so much made of Voldemort keeping the horcruxes a secret, I was surprised another death eater had another one.


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Old July 24th, 2007, 5:07 am
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I thought that too, but then I concluded that Voldemort must have been the first person to ever discover that room. There is no way that, as you say, he would've stored something as valuable as the horcrux in a place that hundreds of other people clearly had access to. The room is first described as containing items from thousands of students; between Voldemort hiding it there, and Harry discovering it in HBP, it's not inconceivable that thousands of students would've passed through Hogwarts in that time.
There is no way that Voldemort would have hid it in the RoR, if he were the first person to find it. There must have been all that junk in there when he found it. How hard is it to find a needle in a hay stack? He could have easily assumed that the item would be safe (no matter how wrong he actually was).

I was not surprised by the places where the horcruxes were found. The surprising part was that there were 7 horcruxes and 8 pieces of Voldy's soul.

We were told that the Dark Lord would only create 6 horcruxes. The identity of most of the objects was not a surprise. The surprise was that Nagini and Harry were both horcruxes. Before Deathly Hallows, I didn't think Nagini was a horcrux because that would suggest Harry was one too. If that were the case, then the numbers didn't seem to add up. The suggestion of the missing Ravenclaw object being the tiara would then indicate more than 6 horcruxes. I didn't think Voldy would make more than 6, unless he knew somebody was destroying them. I also didn't think a horcrux could be created by accident. And for a long time we were restricted in our discussion of Harry being one of the horcruxes. I had dismissed that possibility, until being forced to accept it in DH.

By the way, I liked how Jo handled it all. Brilliant!


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I was in the group of harry is not a horcrux but I ended up accepting it rather well. I liked the idea of the Ravenclaw Horcrux being in the RoR but discovering the horcruxes seemed to have taken a backseat to avoiding the ministry etc. After all the trouble of getting the fake locket i thought it would be much much harder


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First, let me answer the origional questions, then, I will comment on all your comments.

1. I think it is shocking that Umbridge had the locket. I believe she had it in OOTP, though I have yet to have had the chance to go back and look. Thus, her evility comes from the locket as well as herself. We can see that she was a crook as she took the items from Dung as opposed to turning him in or simply fining him, but I think the locket had to have made her more evil.

2. I wondered when they were going to realize that they should look for some baselisk fangs in the chamber. I wondered if it had ever been cleaned out...having forgotten that you had to speak parsel tongue to get in there. I don't think the sword was over used it all. It was Godric Gryffindor's, I think if anything it was under

3. I was surprised at how many people destroyed Horcruxes, and how hard it would be to destory them.

4. The locket was not too much of a surprise. That was a bit anti-climatical for me. I was shocked that one was in the Lestrange volt...especially an item from hufflepuff. Also, I thought the item hidden at Hogwarts would be in the chamber

5. I was surprised that the book was even at Hogwarts. Though it did explain my confusion as to how and where Voldemort had learned about them as he spent all of his magical time at Hogwarts. It made me wonder if it was a book he had stolen or borrowed.

6. QUestion of my own that I must comment on...I was absolutly flabergasted that Harry was a Horcrux. I was wrong about that theory too


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1. What did you think of Umbridge having Slytherin's locket?
Certainly it helps explain why she was so evil, if she had the locket through all of book 5. Haven't had a chance to go back and see if there's any canon that says she did though. It also shows a bit of her character that she kept what she took from Dungy instead of turning them over to the Ministry, or attempting to return them to their rightful owners.


2. What did you think of the destruction methods for each Horcrux? Was the sword of Godric Gryffindor overused for that purpose?
I think it makes perfect sense, since they figured out that it had taken on the basilisk venom. I mean really, how likely is Fawkes to come cry on a horcrux? Every single horcrux was destroyed with basilisk venom, either directly or indirectly.

3. Were you surprised at how many different people destroyed Horcruxes?
No, I think it was neat that Harry's friends got to help him destroy them.

4. Were the Horcruxes in places you expected them to be?
The locket's original place, in Sirius' house and then in Kreacher's closet didn't surprise me, but it did surprise me that Umbridge ended up with it.

5. Did it surprise you how easy it was for Hermione to get the book about Horcruxes?
There was a signature going around for awhile in which Voldemort said "Accio Harry" and called him right to him. After I saw that, it made me wonder why the Accio charm wasn't used more often. It gave me a giggle to see Hermione used it in order to get the books.


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Umbridge: Surprised me, but fine with it. Kind of explains her even worse attitude after she became headmaster.

Cup in Bella's vault: Major surprise to me that it was Bella's vault.

Others: not too surprised, though Grey Lady being Ravenclaw's daughter got me by surprise.

Harrycrux: wasn't a believer, but it came off fine, so I'm OK with it .

I liked the whole different person per horcrux thing; nice and symbolic of the teamwork fight.


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The surprise was that Nagini and Harry were both horcruxes. Before Deathly Hallows, I didn't think Nagini was a horcrux because that would suggest Harry was one too. If that were the case, then the numbers didn't seem to add up.
I was almost convinced Nagini was a horcrux, BUT I thought she had already been used. I was certain that using the horcrux in her is what gave Voldemort his snakelike appearance.


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1. What did you think of Umbridge having Slytherin's locket?

At first I was a little shocked, just because it wasn't obvious to me that she would have it. I've only read the book once and I do admit that most of it was read very early in the morning, so I may have some things mistaken, but if Umbridge didn't know that it was a horcurx or even belonging to Slytherin, then it kinda fits her personality being ignorant and believing that she is clearly superior to those around her. (For example, believing that pure blood wizards are better than muggles, muggle born witches and wizards, and centaurs as we've seen in HBP.) I can't remember really if Mundungas Flecher had given the locket to Umbridge or if she had gotten it by some other means. It does seem very characteristic of her that if she didn't know what the item really was that she would assume that the S stood for her maiden name Selwyn and she was wearing during a time of great questioning to show off her wizard heratige. If I have been mistaken and she did know that the locket was, then none of what I just said will make sense.

2. What did you think of the destruction methods for each Horcrux? Was the sword of Godric Gryffindor overused for that purpose?

I really did think that the sword would be used more actually. I assumed that it would become a very important item to Harry and in the quest to get rid of Voldemort for good. I was expecting that the loss of the sword to the goblin would put a major dent in their plans and I didn't expect them to continue without it. I really liked how Ron was the destroyer of the locket and how it forced his true fears out into the open in front of both him and Harry. I think this was crucial to Ron's character's growth especially seeing that it was done right after Ron had returned to Harry and Hermonine. I thought that the destruction of the Hufflepuff's cup and Nagini to be a little rash. It all happened so quickly with all the fighting and with no real elaborate plan. Crabbe just happened to cast the right type of spell to destroy the tiara and even though I expected Neville to step forward in bravery at some point in the book, him killing Nagini happened in kind of a "freak accident" type of manner.

Again, I was reading DH very early in the morning and on very little sleep so I'm now trying to recall the reason for why the sword had been so powerful against the horcurxes.

3. Were you surprised at how many different people destroyed Horcruxes?

At first I had to read this question twice because I was thinking to myself, "Well, Dumbledore destroyed the one ring, Crabbe on accident destroyed the tiara, and Neville Nagini, but other than that Harry destroyed the locket, the cup and the diary, so how could it be 'so many' when Harry got rid of half of them himself." But then I thought about it some more and realized that it was actually Ron and Hermonine that rid of the locket and cup, which proves the point that no, I wasn't surprised at how many people destroyed horcurxes because it isn't supposed to be "just Harry" and that in time of need and such violent war, everyone was on the same team. Ron and Hermoine are Harry because they are all fighting for the same cause.

I thought that this was a great underlaying theme because Harry in the past has always shut people out because he didn't want them involved in what he probably considered "his problem." Him changing his attitude really showed growth in Harry for finally accepting help from others who's lives Voldemort also effected and understanding what the Sorting Hat and Dumbledore advised him to do in such grim times.

4. Were the Horcruxes in places you expected them to be?

The ring, diary, and Nagini's hiding places were obvious. I didn't expect the cup to be in Bellatrix's vault in Gringots, nor the locket around the neck of Umbridge, but they both make lots of sense. As for the tiara, I thought it was very pleasurable to watch Harry realize that this was the same tiara from the RoR in HBP, but it does say a lot about Voldemort. Even though it may be true that as Tom Riddle he knew he was the first and very few to discover the room, it was in very poor choice to leave it up to chance that the hundreds, maybe even thousands of students of to pass through 7 years of Hogwarts education that others would not find the room and have access to 1/7th of his mortality. But even beyond that, it seems inconsistent that he would leave such a valuable object in a place that he knew he would not have access to. Dumbledore explains in HBP that all of the cave's securities were set up so that no one Voldemort himself or someone of his choosing could know how to retrieve the locket. The diary and cup were both left to Bellatrix and Lucious, two people who were most close to Voldemort, so that if be needed, Voldemort could ask for them back. If I were to create horcuxes and hide them, I think most people would agree that they would want to be hidden in places that had the highest amount of security, yet easily be accessed themselves if something where to go wrong and need them back. Putting a horcurx in the RoR was risking that the thousands of people who passed through the school would not find it and also the change to be able to retrieve it again. Harry explains when he realizes where the horcurx is that he believed that Voldemort never thought that he would be allowed to teach at Hogworts, but it was merely and opportunity to ask while he hid the horcurx. If this is true then Voldemort knew that he would not have easy access to Hogwarts, especially with Dumbledore has headmaster. Voldemort's choice to hide the tiara at the school seems like a poor choice made with a lot of arrogance and very little foresight.

5. Did it surprise you how easy it was for Hermione to get the book about Horcruxes?

Yes and no. For me it brought up the question of how exactly the summoning charm works. Hermonine never says exactly what words she said to make the books come to her, but as we can tell from the fact that Neville has become very good at making the RoR conjure up exactly what is needed, that magic does indeed have loopholes. How specific does a witch or wizard need to be when performing the summoning charm? Hermonine must have said, "Accio books that contain indepth information about horcruxes," as she couldn't have known the names of the books before receiving them. If she had said, "Accio books," it seems that every single book in spell's range (which seems to be very far since Hermionie got the books from Dumbledore's office and Harry retrieved his Firebolt all the way from the castle to the quidditch pitch in GOF). This also brings up questions like for example when the Death Eaters had tried "Accio Cloak" when they knew that Harry was hiding under it, even though it didn't fly to them perhaps because it was enchanted to be protected from such spells, why didn't all the cloaks in the area fly toward them? This leads me to think Bellatrix's comment to Harry about meaning the Cruciatus Curse when casting them is very true. Maybe Hermonie did simply try "Accio Books" but we didn't have to mourn her death by being crushed to death by the school's supply of books because that's not what she truly wanted or meant in her heart. Cheesy, I know, but love, choosing your own path in life, and believing in what is right does seem to be strong ongoing themes in JKR's style.

I agree with many people that it is VERY characteristic of Hermonine to find the books, and I wouldn't expect anything less of her, but I do want to know more about how she got them and how the magic works.


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1. I think it is shocking that Umbridge had the locket. I believe she had it in OOTP, though I have yet to have had the chance to go back and look. Thus, her evility comes from the locket as well as herself. We can see that she was a crook as she took the items from Dung as opposed to turning him in or simply fining him, but I think the locket had to have made her more evil.
The locket is rather big and noticeable. I don't think it would have hidden under her fluffy pink sweater.


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1. What did you think of Umbridge having Slytherin's locket?

2. What did you think of the destruction methods for each Horcrux? Was the sword of Godric Gryffindor overused for that purpose?

3. Were you surprised at how many different people destroyed Horcruxes?

4. Were the Horcruxes in places you expected them to be?

5. Did it surprise you how easy it was for Hermione to get the book about Horcruxes?
1. I thought Kreacher or Mundungus had it. I did NOT see the Umbridge thing coming. Although I doubt she really knew what it was, she just wanted something that was Slytherin's and pretty to hang around her neck.

2. I was actually pleased at the way JKR wrote that. I was glad that there wasn't just "one item" that had to be used to destroy them. I thought it was brilliant though that the sword destroyed the last horcrux and that the last horcrux was Nagini. It was a great parallel to "Chamber" when Harry used the sword to kill the basilsk. It was almost as if the sword was the snake killing weapon. I was impressed.

3. At first I was surprised, but I am glad that it was a team effort. I think it gave Ron and Hermione especially, some satisfaction in what they had sacrificed and put their families through to be with Harry on his "quest".

4. No. I thought there was one in Godrics Hollow and I thought Kreacher or Mudungus had the locket. I felt pretty certain that there was one in Hogwarts because that was the only place Riddle called home, but WHERE in Hogwarts...I had no idea.

5. I never gave it much thought really. It never dawned on me that Dumbldore probably had charms and enchantments guarding the books like he put on the Sourcer's Stone. I just chalked it up to Hermione being brilliant!


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