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Chamber of Secrets Chapter Two Dobby's Warning [2007 Feb. 27th|03:20 pm]
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It's time for Chapter Two of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Dobby's Warning.

Thoughts should be kept to a low whisper so that Uncle Vernon can tell his Japanese golfer joke, but clearly there is much to be discussed.


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[User Picture]From: pica_scribit
2007-02-28 03:07 am (UTC)

CoS:02 - Dobby's Warning (Bloomsbury 1998) - 2

11) "Dobby has known it for months, sir." So, was Dobby's master waiting for that important 50 year mark to unleash the power of the diary? Does Lucius feel as bound by numbers and symbols as Voldemort seems to be?

12) "Harry Potter must not put himself in peril. He is too important, sir!" Does Dobby only mean the things Harry has already done, or has he heard about a certain prophesy? It would make more sense for Dobby to risk visiting Harry like this if he believes Harry is destined to do more than he has already done, rather than just because he thinks Harry has done good work in the past.

13) "He hasn't got a brother, has he?" *giggle* No! He has a sister! An eeeeeeeevil sister! At least, my theory is correct. I've been wrong before. Seriously, though. Dobby widens his eyes to give Harry the hint that the danger is Tom Riddle, not Voldemort, and his eyes are "wider than ever" at Harry's joking question about Voldemort having a brother. Could Dobby be trying to suggest something else?

14) "Albus Dumbledore is the greatest headmaster Hogwarts has ever had." It's easy to pass over this line without a second thought, since this is something that's been said quite a lot in this series. But I can't imagine the people Dobby is normally around ever say this, so where has he picked it up?

15) "Powers no decent wizard would..." Hmmm...maybe Dobby *does* know something about horcruxes.

16) Does anyone know the Japanese golfer joke? I'm curious about what it might be. Though given the Dursleys' collective sense of humour, it's probably not that funny.

17) Harry's post. How did Dobby get hold of all those letters? How long has he been watching Harry? Or did he use house-elf magic to divert the owls? It's a shame Harry never gets his letters.

18) Harry won't lie. Not a trait he always seems to show. Most kids his age would just say, "sure, whatever" to get rid of Dobby. Of course, then we wouldn't have the underage magic plot device to work with....

19) Letter from the Ministry. This is the first indication we have that underage magic is not just frowned up, but is actually illegal (and has been since 1875 at least). Also, that the Ministry has ways of detecting magic being used in places it shouldn't be, but not by specific people. And Harry's doubly in trouble because the magic occurred near Muggles. These two factors are covered by separate laws.

20) Uncle Vernon's reaction. Vernon thinks he's found a way to stop Harry using magic ever again. But did he really think no one would ever come looking for Harry?

21) Harry and Hedwig. Awww...Harry loves his owl! Even though he's starving, he still makes sure she gets some of his food.
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[User Picture]From: banana_cave
2007-02-28 06:57 am (UTC)

Re: CoS:02 - Dobby's Warning (Bloomsbury 1998) - 2

21 - I was happy that he shared his food with Hedwig too. And Hedwig even seems to understand what Harry says to her. She is a very smart owl!
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[User Picture]From: pica_scribit
2007-02-28 12:29 pm (UTC)

Re: CoS:02 - Dobby's Warning (Bloomsbury 1998) - 2

I have often wondered if wizarding owls are different from regular owls? Are How do they deliver the post correctly every time? Are they trained? Charmed? Some other kind of creature entirely?
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[User Picture]From: __incendiarywit
2007-03-02 02:28 am (UTC)

Re: CoS:02 - Dobby's Warning (Bloomsbury 1998) - 2

18. As I was re-reading this part I was actually really frustrated that Harry didn't just say "Okay, whatever you say bub."
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