If you’re interested in participating in the Harry Potter Challenge, read this post here! Each day I will be posting a question for that day for the next 30 days. When I reach day 31, I will release all 30 questions in a single post with links to all of my answers. Follow along each day with your own post or feel free to wait until the entire challenge has been released and take it on whenever you like! Be sure to link back to the master post at the end or link back to each post for each day.
Day 30 – Epilogue: Did the original series get the ending it deserved?
I have a lot of gripes with the epilogue of Harry Potter, a lot of which I could have gone over on Day 28 but there was a more pressing issue at hand that I
wanted needed to write about. First of all, I’m found it hard to jump on the Ron-Hermione ship. I felt more chemistry between Harry and Hermione throughout the books. Could they have a healthy marriage? Perhaps, but I could see there being struggles in their marriage for sure (maybe I should give the books another re-read to see if I’m missing something though). Second, Harry’s kid has the WORST name ever. Sorry, not sorry. Snape’s behavior was hardly addressed, and I found it strange that Harry felt comfortable naming his child after someone that bullied and tortured him throughout his school years.
However, I am glad that Harry got a happy ending. He does tie up his character arc neatly, though a bit abruptly as a reader. Harry has grown up in many ways over the course of the series and we can get a glimpse of him as an adult now as he talked to his son as he gets on the train to go to Hogwarts for the first time. Do I wish there had been more mental health talk there at the end? Yes, absolutely. This could have been a good time to at least hint at how the characters have dealt with the traumatic events of their childhood, but I know it’s simply an epilogue and not an entire book.
Alas, we are at the end my friends. I do hope you enjoyed this 30 Day Challenge as much as I enjoyed putting it together. It was a delight to see everyone’s answers so far. I can’t wait to put on the next challenge in 2021. Hope to see you all there!
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