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Re: True, I forgot Mundungus. And, arguably, Snape. Tor Send a noteboard - 07/08/2010 02:53:43 PM
It is an upper class setting, of course, but since all wizarding children in Britain and Ireland have to visit the school, I understand, there'd have to be working class children. But if Rowling doesn't give them the accents, we'll not so easily find them. Snape is one, one might argue, but one who managed to work his way up to upper middle class - we only find out about his background in book seven, really.


This is interesting. I have always assumed that there must be several schools of witchcraft and wizardry in Great Britain. People frquently say things like "Hogwarts is the best school" (I can only think of Hagrid in the first book, but I have a feeling I have read it elsewhere) and comments about accepting children of Muggles. If there is only one school, and all magical children in Britain and Ireland go there, then it doesn't make sense to talk about it being the best school.
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Stan Shunpike. - 28/07/2010 02:01:46 PM 1297 Views
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True, I forgot Mundungus. And, arguably, Snape. - 28/07/2010 02:46:38 PM 1118 Views
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If I'm not mistaken - 30/07/2010 04:36:18 PM 1152 Views
Re: True, I forgot Mundungus. And, arguably, Snape. - 07/08/2010 02:53:43 PM 1306 Views
It's not entirely clear, true. - 08/08/2010 02:44:50 PM 1280 Views
Incorrect - 28/07/2010 04:17:09 PM 1153 Views
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Colin Creevey is working class. - 28/07/2010 06:32:45 PM 1159 Views
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True - 28/07/2010 06:50:30 PM 1193 Views
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Right. - 29/07/2010 02:28:34 PM 1164 Views
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Thats easy really - 28/07/2010 02:05:26 PM 1030 Views
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It is a better book. - 28/07/2010 02:00:54 PM 1136 Views
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Dont foget the most important foreshadowing! - 28/07/2010 02:15:35 PM 1081 Views
not yet. - 28/07/2010 02:23:28 PM 1082 Views
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Re: That is very well done in this book, I thought. - 03/08/2010 05:54:06 PM 1134 Views
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LupinLupinLupinLupinLupinLupin! - 29/07/2010 11:48:55 AM 1249 Views
Hmmm I'm wondering...is Lupin one of your fav characters? *NM* - 29/07/2010 02:36:20 PM 589 Views
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Subtlety is what I do *NM* - 29/07/2010 02:43:00 PM 602 Views
He is so lovely. - 03/08/2010 06:00:26 PM 1231 Views
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Is it premature to argue Harry's starting to get alienated from Ron and Hermione here? - 30/07/2010 01:48:06 PM 1085 Views
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I don't think it's too early to argue that. - 03/08/2010 06:02:17 PM 1287 Views
Themes. *NM* - 29/07/2010 10:24:31 AM 530 Views
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"Plotting" might be a more interesting discussion point - 29/07/2010 11:57:20 AM 1212 Views
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Introduction of the Dementors. *NM* - 29/07/2010 10:26:59 AM 608 Views
They are Rowling's most terrifying creation - 29/07/2010 12:00:34 PM 1109 Views
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Ooo I didn't think of that! I like you. We can be friends - 29/07/2010 02:47:31 PM 1065 Views
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And among her most original, I'd say. - 30/07/2010 01:53:25 PM 1105 Views
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Re: "He's at Hogwarts." - 04/08/2010 11:52:55 PM 1136 Views
I don't know the answer, but a good place to look would be... (book 4 spoilers) - 05/08/2010 12:33:20 AM 1089 Views
Indeed, but.... ~spoileriffic for Book 4~ - 05/08/2010 02:19:22 PM 1096 Views
Good point. - 05/08/2010 11:06:10 PM 1162 Views
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Plotting and writing. *NM* - 30/07/2010 02:08:03 PM 515 Views
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Good spell and great scene with the Bogart. - 30/07/2010 06:19:16 PM 1102 Views
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Characters. - 02/08/2010 12:50:36 PM 1168 Views
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Plotting and writing. *NM* - 02/08/2010 12:50:56 PM 499 Views
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I caught that too. - 02/08/2010 02:50:03 PM 961 Views
I think it's just an unfortunate way of expressing herself. - 02/08/2010 02:53:26 PM 1059 Views
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I suspect.... - 03/08/2010 03:17:32 PM 1237 Views
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Trelawny's Predictions - 02/08/2010 02:56:53 PM 1050 Views
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Other things - the Marauder's Map, background story on Sirius and the Potters,... *NM* - 02/08/2010 12:52:30 PM 616 Views
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What if - 02/08/2010 11:50:28 PM 952 Views
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Characters. - 03/08/2010 05:25:47 PM 1083 Views
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OK. I don't like how one-sided the Slytherins are. - 08/08/2010 02:30:22 PM 1156 Views
Agreed. - 08/08/2010 02:37:18 PM 1104 Views
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we were discussing her numbers in the other thread - 12/08/2010 12:49:29 AM 1184 Views
Plotting and writing. *NM* - 03/08/2010 05:26:12 PM 602 Views
Re: Plotting and writing. - 03/08/2010 05:31:43 PM 1157 Views
Crookshanks. - 08/08/2010 02:22:36 PM 1091 Views
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I knew I saw this somewhere. - 09/08/2010 08:16:01 PM 986 Views
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pedant. - 09/08/2010 09:27:25 PM 1177 Views
Did they come out and explain Crookshanks? - 11/08/2010 04:20:18 PM 1040 Views
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The Quidditch Cup, and anything else you want to discuss. *NM* - 03/08/2010 05:26:37 PM 583 Views
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Re: The Quidditch Cup, and anything else you want to discuss. - 03/08/2010 05:48:57 PM 1203 Views
Re: The Quidditch Cup, and anything else you want to discuss. - 03/08/2010 05:57:06 PM 1081 Views
For Quidditch fans, this is probably the best book. - 03/08/2010 05:38:49 PM 1052 Views
spoilers in headlines, mister! - 03/08/2010 05:43:22 PM 1149 Views
I really enjoyed the first quidditch match. - 03/08/2010 05:40:37 PM 1026 Views
Jordan's commenting is always great. - 03/08/2010 06:00:12 PM 1111 Views
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Re: I really enjoyed the first quidditch match. - 03/08/2010 06:02:53 PM 1086 Views
Chapters 16-18. *NM* - 28/07/2010 01:13:11 PM 551 Views
Characters. - 04/08/2010 04:16:39 PM 1125 Views
Re: Characters. - 04/08/2010 05:18:56 PM 1091 Views
Re. Sirius. - 05/08/2010 02:40:41 PM 1165 Views
Witnessing and getting the truth through to Harry. - 05/08/2010 10:00:34 PM 1083 Views
Hm. - 08/08/2010 02:58:46 PM 994 Views
Re: Hm. - 08/08/2010 03:01:48 PM 912 Views
Re: Hm. - 08/08/2010 03:07:29 PM 1130 Views
Re: Hm. - 08/08/2010 03:12:48 PM 1016 Views
OK - 08/08/2010 03:15:10 PM 1070 Views
Re: OK - 08/08/2010 03:16:23 PM 1133 Views
Plotting and writing. - 04/08/2010 04:18:52 PM 976 Views
Re: Plotting and writing. - 04/08/2010 05:18:04 PM 883 Views
Heh. - 08/08/2010 03:05:16 PM 1140 Views
Other thoughts. *NM* - 04/08/2010 04:19:15 PM 710 Views
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Re: Other thoughts. - 08/08/2010 03:09:23 PM 1172 Views
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Re: Other thoughts. - 08/08/2010 03:14:04 PM 920 Views
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Chapters 19-20. *NM* - 28/07/2010 01:13:27 PM 583 Views
Characters. - 05/08/2010 02:40:22 PM 887 Views
Re: Characters. - 05/08/2010 02:45:53 PM 1304 Views
See my sudden realizations on Snape... (spoilers books 4, 6 & 7) - 05/08/2010 03:04:24 PM 1406 Views
Re: See my sudden realizations on Snape... (spoilers books 4, 6 & 7) - 05/08/2010 03:13:21 PM 1138 Views
Re: See my sudden realizations on Snape... (spoilers books 4, 6 & 7) - 05/08/2010 03:54:31 PM 1441 Views
Re: See my sudden realizations on Snape... (spoilers books 4, 6 & 7) - 05/08/2010 05:01:52 PM 1359 Views
Something I've only just realized about Snape... (massive book six and seven spoilers) - 05/08/2010 02:53:15 PM 1172 Views
I didn't think of that! Of course you are right! - 05/08/2010 02:58:45 PM 1133 Views
Plotting and writing. *NM* - 05/08/2010 02:40:42 PM 453 Views
Re: Plotting and writing. - 05/08/2010 02:48:02 PM 1231 Views
I think it's a good thing she explains her clues. - 05/08/2010 03:09:59 PM 1031 Views
Re: I think it's a good thing she explains her clues. - 05/08/2010 03:16:37 PM 1094 Views
Ah, yes, my bad. - 05/08/2010 04:02:26 PM 1026 Views
Other thoughts. *NM* - 05/08/2010 02:41:01 PM 546 Views
killing - 05/08/2010 02:48:33 PM 959 Views
Yeah, I noted the same thing. (spoilers for rest of series) - 05/08/2010 03:12:15 PM 1156 Views
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Chapters 21-22. *NM* - 28/07/2010 01:13:42 PM 563 Views
And for the last time in this book... characters? *NM* - 06/08/2010 05:03:30 PM 610 Views
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Plotting and writing. - 06/08/2010 05:04:14 PM 931 Views
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I normally don't care for time travel. - 07/08/2010 01:20:13 AM 1149 Views
And everything else you noticed and want to comment on. *NM* - 06/08/2010 05:04:46 PM 603 Views
Re: And everything else you noticed and want to comment on. - 06/08/2010 06:28:40 PM 1063 Views
I love the very very end. - 07/08/2010 01:23:02 AM 1185 Views
Re: I love the very very end. - 07/08/2010 08:49:50 AM 1086 Views
Overall thoughts. *NM* - 28/07/2010 01:14:03 PM 599 Views
Character development. - 28/07/2010 01:17:20 PM 1022 Views
Harry develops by leaps and bounds - 28/07/2010 02:13:10 PM 1032 Views
Overarching plot and themes. *NM* - 28/07/2010 01:18:27 PM 558 Views
Things Are Not What They Seem - 01/08/2010 11:15:23 PM 1005 Views
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How good a book is this - compared to the rest of the series, and compared to YA books in general? *NM* - 28/07/2010 01:19:06 PM 608 Views
I'd say it is one of the best in the series - 02/08/2010 10:23:49 AM 954 Views
Absolutely. - 05/08/2010 08:15:20 PM 1106 Views
More of a question, really - 01/08/2010 10:40:23 PM 1057 Views
I think this is situational and a sad commentary on his home life. - 02/08/2010 03:01:49 PM 891 Views
Well, but the question still remains - 02/08/2010 03:04:01 PM 998 Views
Oh, got it. - 02/08/2010 03:12:47 PM 1079 Views
Ah, interesting - 02/08/2010 03:50:41 PM 1136 Views
The problem came down to actually doing the work. - 02/08/2010 03:54:21 PM 1069 Views
I never had any. - 03/08/2010 03:25:07 PM 1017 Views
I'm finding this one more difficult to discuss. - 03/08/2010 05:38:01 PM 1034 Views
Apparently you are not alone in that. - 03/08/2010 05:48:13 PM 1164 Views
I suppose this is more or less the right place for this. - 04/08/2010 11:59:45 PM 1136 Views
Hehehe - 05/08/2010 12:14:38 AM 1048 Views
I had totally forgotten about that choir and the Ray Bradbury reference. - 05/08/2010 12:37:09 AM 950 Views
Okay, so possibly a Shakespeare reference also used by Bradbury. Whatever. *NM* - 05/08/2010 12:37:56 AM 525 Views
Possibly? It's the witches in Macbeth. *NM* - 05/08/2010 08:36:20 AM 547 Views
Since I'm being scolded, I'll try to focus. - 09/08/2010 06:46:26 PM 981 Views
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Re: Since I'm being scolded, I'll try to focus. - 09/08/2010 07:57:02 PM 1006 Views
Re: Since I'm being scolded, I'll try to focus. - 09/08/2010 08:00:01 PM 1075 Views
Suggestions for the re-read. - 28/07/2010 06:14:49 PM 1061 Views
I was wondering when this would come up - 28/07/2010 06:39:01 PM 1017 Views
I knew I was gonna forget something. - 28/07/2010 06:55:50 PM 1151 Views
Perhaps - 29/07/2010 09:29:53 AM 1055 Views
I considered that, but it seemed overly non-trusting, and nobody has posted in them yet? *NM* - 29/07/2010 10:12:23 AM 450 Views
Yet - 29/07/2010 10:13:44 AM 1049 Views
<Tattoos "Poor Impulse Control" on your forehead> - 29/07/2010 11:00:07 AM 1165 Views
I may be missing a reference - 29/07/2010 11:03:47 AM 1025 Views
The villain is a huge Aleutian man with such a tattoo. *NM* - 29/07/2010 11:09:30 AM 557 Views
I think a little break might be a good idea. Give people a chance to catch up. - 02/08/2010 11:46:13 PM 1113 Views
Re: I think a little break might be a good idea. Give people a chance to catch up. - 02/08/2010 11:59:20 PM 1074 Views
I think I should make clear, just in case, that I don't mean immediately. - 03/08/2010 05:11:26 PM 1001 Views
Yes - 03/08/2010 05:13:10 PM 1072 Views
Your patience is admirable. *NM* - 03/08/2010 05:15:45 PM 541 Views
There are no words *NM* - 03/08/2010 05:16:51 PM 617 Views

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