Chamber of Secrets Chapters 9-12 Discussion Thread
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I'll add my own thoughts later, but for now, have at it!
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I was thinking about the way CoS seems to be a less-favorite with many of us, and I wondered: Several of the characters introduced in this book (maybe most of the characters introduced) are in some way unpleasant. I mean, you have the egotistical and obnoxious Gilderoy Lockheart, weepy Moaning Myrtle, Dobby (whom I rather like, but some find him obsequious and irritating) . . . and I think this is the first book Lucius Malfoy actually appears in, though he may have been mentioned in SS/PS. Of course, the Dursleys were plenty nasty in the first book (not to mention dear Severus, the ever-unpleasant), and even more unpleasant characters come in further along the series (Umbridge, for one) -- what do you think about this? Does CoS introduce any really likable characters? Do you have a different take on any of the ones mentioned? Anything you'd like to add?
Okayyyyyy . . . back to Chamber of Secrets, chapters 9-12! Any thoughts?
Dobby just bugs. Winky, too. I can deal with Kreacher, but in general house elves are annoying. I hate SPEW, too. Does this make me racist?
1. Who does a wizard's laundry? The house elves can't touch it or they get freed.
2. Why does everyone only get petrified? Why doesn't the snake actually kill anyone? It just looks at them and moves on. What good is a death stare if you can't tell whether it worked or not?
3. If I were Dumbledore, I would make sure there were plenty of roosters hidden away somewhere, once it was obvious the chamber was really open.
4. There are so many clues about Ginny being involved. How did I miss them?
5. I love Tom Felton in the film. He's a perfect slimey Malfoy.
The coincidence thing, too, is annoying. I always thought at least one person should have been actually killed, but at the time I was thinking she wouldn't go there because it was a kid's book. Remember those halcyon days before Goblet of Fire?
That is what really hit me, but I guess I just thought she was an "ickle firstie" and that was her reaction to the whole thing. It is just another example of Rowlings great writing!
BTW, I'm an adult w/o kids, and the last in my circle of friends to read HP. At least I am current on the films. ;)
I always found that funny.
Icky Icky polyjuice potion
I love how the first thing the kids see in adult wizards duelling is Snape using expelliarmus!, Harry's favourite spell.
When Snape tells Draco to conjure up the snake in the duel, was he testing Harry to see if he was a parselmouth? Did he already suspect?
Interesting that Harry spends so much time wondering if he's descended from Salazar Slytherin, when his heritage does become important later on.
Someone play along with me, I feel like I'm all alone out here....sigh...
I am so glad that Harry isn't a descendant of Slytherin, that woulda annoyed me, cuz he's such a good guy
Really, there's nobody I can think of that I'd want to look like for an hour. At least, not enough to drink that seriously nasty stuff and face the pain of transformation.
In the series, I think I'd like to be a Weasley.
btw, CoS has only 6 chapters left...should we just read to the end this week? I'd hate to stop in the middle of the big climax.
I'll just read to the end and comment appropriately, how's that?
What does everyone else think?
personally, I can't wait to get to PoA. It's still my favourite.
And the "slow people" can still post on the thread we'll start on Monday -- it will just serve as the discussion thread for two weeks. After all, there's no reason that these threads have to just die after a week!
#61 -- The thing is, he taught Harry that spell in the context of the dueling club -- it wasn't one-on-one, like occlumency. I think it was a deliberate decision on JRK's part, to have Harry learn his "signature spell" from Snape, but I don't think it can be said that Snape taught it to Harry with any particular intent.
63 & 64: I'm sure he would have learned it eventually, the question is would it have had the same power if he had learned it in a classroom? There's such a difference in retention with Harry between classroom and independent study if you look at his track record. Think about GoF when he can't do a Summoning Spell to save his life in class but manages to learn it on his own when it really will save his life later! Or all the extra work he does for the other tasks. Or all the learning he does in order to teach the D.A. Classrooms just obviously aren't his thing. Heck, he even ignores homework from DD for as long as he can.
Well, that got long and rambly. Sorry!