Harry Potter Thursday #11

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Today’s Potter Question:  If you could change one thing in Book 2, what would it be?

This is certainly a timely question given that I just finished Book 2 for my reading this past week!  If I could change one thing, it would have to be to focus the plot a bit more.  It was deceptively long.  Measuring in at 341 pages, there were a lot of plot tangents that we could have cut out.

In my edited world, it would include….

-No Death Day Party:  What did that do to further the plot?  We had a fun time making fun of Nearly Headless Nick.  Harry hears the “voice”.

-Aragog:  We didn’t need this chapter.  Harry and Ron go to the woods, encounter GIANT spiders (yuck!), and learn Hagrid didn’t open the Chamber of Secrets.  Already knew all of that!

-Quiddich:  I know this won’t be popular with many Potter fans, but the scenes with quiddich just seem superfluous.  Book or movie, I say it does not need that much time!


I’m sure I wrote this with a different perspective (let’s edit the book rather than changing things with the plot), but I want to know what you think.  Do we need quiddich, giant spiders, and ghost parties?  Or could we trim some of those pages out?  Let’s talk below!

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2 thoughts on “Harry Potter Thursday #11

  1. That’s really interesting that you say that about Quiddich because I kind of agree, but also I know why it’s there. Harry Potter is our quarterback at Hogwarts! But you are right that it isn’t really needed.

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    1. The extended Quidditch matches in the films just drive me bananas! I’m a football fan, so I see the purpose. Still….I’m more interested in the main Voldemort plot.

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