Thursday, June 29, 2017

Harry Potter Moment #198

Harry Potter Moment of the Week 
Harry Potter Moment of the Week was created by Leah @ Uncorked Thoughts  and is hosted here @ Lunar Rainbows Reviews. The idea is to share a favorite moment, magical item, character, spell, quote or memory  from the books, films or J.K.Rowling herself!  How to join up &  upcoming topics here.

Happy Thursday everyone! In exactly 1 week I'll be moving into my very first home :D I'll try to pre-schedule my HP Moment post in advance but if ever I'm MIA next week, that will be why! For now, let's focus on our painful Potter topic of the week:

If you could save only ONE character from death, who would it be?



Are.You.KIDDING.Me?!  Just ONE? Ok....Ok. So some death's always seemed inevitable to me (Dumbledore), some added depth and poignancy to a character's life (Snape) Some were just too much to handle BUT they sort of gave symmetry to the entire story arc (Lupin and Tonks, in death, made Teddy an orphan like Harry but gave Harry a kindred spirit and a family before he started working on his own)  I'm not ok with Lupin and Tonks by the way but we're cruelly only saving ONE character so I have to discriminate.

So to me it all boils down to Sirius Black and Fred Weasley.  And I could easily say the both of them and leave it at that. I adored Sirius Black from the moment he revealed his true nature and I've grown to love him more and more through the years. His death seems beyond cruel, especially after how his life was so unfair prior to his death. I just wanted him to be free! Free and ALIVE.



But then Fred's death comes along and obviously tears up the Weasley Family which is just a crime against nature itself. Rowling herself said that George would never be ok with Fred being gone and I literally can NOT handle even thinking about that so in my head Fred is still alive and no one will ever tell me any differently. 



So a part of me wants to save Sirius because he's a favorite character of mine, because he deserves to LIVE and because it would protect Harry from further loss. The other part of me though knows that Harry suffered just as much when Fred died but the rest of the Weasleys suffered too...especially George. So if Harry will suffer no matter what *sobs* I guess I'm going to go against my instincts and say that I would save Fred. I'll tell myself that the Marauders will be together in the afterlife and that they'd like that ♥ and I'll also tell myself that if I can save two people, Sirius WILL be saved!

Anyone else want to sob now? 
Who would you save?



4 comments:

  1. OH MAN this question is cruel... so like you I'd probably narrow it down to Sirius and Fred as welll but I think I would pick Sirius in the end... I just, it hurts me to think of Harry losing another parental figure and he is my favorite and I just have to save him... but Fred breaks me too GAH! This question is so mean!

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  2. This one was just soooo hard. There are just too many great people who die in the books.

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  3. So many character deaths in this series crushed my heart, but Sirius's was the worst for me, and so I'd save him. His time with Harry was cut short so cruelly, especially after losing all those years in Azkaban. OK, I need to stop because I'm going to start bawling!

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  4. Congrats on the move!! How exciting. And you make a good case for Fred- as tough as it is to decide. I'll go with Fred too. :)

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