Post by aroseforreagan on Jan 17, 2012 19:28:40 GMT -5
The deaths of Fred and Snape absolutely killed me. With Fred, I could only think of George and how he lost half of himself. I could never ever get over that. And with Snape, he died such a noble death. Though he made so many mistakes... I can't help but forgive him. He is a Slytherin, remember: "Those cunning folk use any means to achieve their ends." Though people still question his actions, the end was well worth it in my eyes.
Most surely Fred. I mean, most of my favourite characters were dead anyway and I didn't think it was possible to have my absolutely favourite character killed and then George had lost an hear, so I was quite confident, troughout the book, that nothing would ever happen to the twins as they already had their "dose" of bad luck. And then I suddenly read those last lines of the chapter, waiting for Fred to make another memorable joke....and he's dead. I guess I cried like a baby for hours and even now I can't finish reading DH, because I always stop a line before Fred's death. It's stupid, I know, but I need to believe that at least in a book someone like Fred Weasley is living.
Post by aroseforreagan on Jan 31, 2012 12:55:26 GMT -5
The thing about Dobby's death was that I did not see it coming at ALL. I thought yeah, maybe he'll get a bit hurt, considering Dobby is always getting himself into sketchy situations. But when he actually died, I was completely taken aback. I was in shock.
Post by ibelieveinthemagic on Mar 24, 2012 23:30:43 GMT -5
I really can't choose. Cedric, because he was innocent and brave to the last, the first victim of the war. He taught us to hold true to ourselves. Sirius, because he was Harry's family and best friend. They had so little time together. He taught us to live like you could die tomorrow, because you might, and to sacrifice yourself for the people you love. Because if you lose them, life won't be worth the living. Dumbledore because he was Harry's mentor and tried to show him there was always a choice. One of the few Harry really trusted. He showed us there is always help if you only ask. Hedwig, Harry's first real friend. Mad-Eye, the consummate survivor. It seemed impossible that he would die from anything other than his old age. He never got that quiet retirement back. He taught us death is unexpected and not to fear it. It comes with living. Pettigrew. The idiot, the overlooked, the scared. Everyone hates him, and so do I, but I think in the end he was a bit remorseful about what he had done to his friends and someone who could've been his almost-nephew. Some people just aren't brave. He taught us how even the cowardly and the traitorous wish to turn back. Dobby. The loyal house-elf. He showed us that even if you're looked down upon, character is determined by the size of the heart, not the limitations society sets. Snape, who gave up his life for the son of the woman he loved and the man he hated. He taught us love conquers all. Fred, the jokester. He lived to make other people happy and to make the world laugh. He taught us to do what you love and do what you need to do to be happy, no matter what. Remus and Tonks. Two people desperately in love giving themselves up for a better world. They taught us that to believe that a cause is worth dying for if it actually means anything to us. Voldemort. Every terrible man starts out an innocent boy. He taught me to hold onto my innocence as long as I can, because others would kill to be able to.
Each death in this series is terrible in its own right. You can't choose the worst deaths, because every one teaches us something about human character. Be true to yourself. Life isn't worth living if you have no one to fight for. You only need to ask for help to receive it. A friend's death is always painful, but you can cope. Death is natural;on your own terms, even better. There is always a chance for redemption. You decide the person you are. Love conquers. Be happy and make others happy. Stand up for what you believe in. Stay innocent and don't let go until you have to, because not everyone gets that chance.
You can't pick and choose the deaths. You can't rate them on a scale of horrifying. It's not fair to the others who died as nobly.
Post by alicetardis on Mar 26, 2012 13:13:33 GMT -5
Fred and Dobby really killed me. The Prince's Tale chapter was just constant streaming tears for me but during Snape's death I didn't cry that much. During the last movie I cried loads when Snape died, though.
Sirius death in the movie ws really touching and I was actually positively surprised. I really touched me with Harry crying out while being held by Remus and them tuning out the sound.
Post by therealwitch9 on Mar 28, 2012 12:54:21 GMT -5
I think, as someone who read most of the books in 2nd grade, that all of the deaths were significantly impacting on me... As I read and watched the movies, I became emotionally attached to each of characters, and when one of them died, part of me died inside... When Lily and James Potter died, we didn't have to read the description, but in the last movie/book when we're watching the memories of Snape, it killed me to see how much he was impacted by her death. I literally cried when he clutched her body after finding her dead. But, Dumbledore and Dobby's deaths were heartbreaking. I cried when Dumbledore fell from the tower, even though I read the book and knew what was going to happen... And even more heartwrenching than that was when the students and professors raised their wands to the sky and broke the clouds in rememberance of his life. When Dobby died, it was sooo sad. He didn't deserve it. But Bellatrix did. But, even though they died, we still have their memory to live on in our hearts and our Hogwarts-enriched minds.
Post by lordmistery on Mar 30, 2012 12:13:51 GMT -5
I was very emotional when I saw Dobby's death, because I realized the best franchise of all time was nearly over. The end was coming. That was very emotional. But of course inside i felt very empty when I saw laying lupin died on the floor. and seeing Dumbledore fall from the highest tower. and seeing Hedwig fall death. and seeing snape crying before he dies. seeing fred laying death. there were all moments were i was very emotional inside or outside