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Unanswered questions from the harry potter's seventh book - "The deathly hallows"!

Updated on December 26, 2016

Harry potter's seventh book is over and so is the sequence of harry potter. Harry potter was indeed different than any fantasy book. And also made the maximum profits in today's era. But the author has left some unanswered questions in the final and last book - "The Deathly Hallows". Here are some of the "flaws" according to me in the final book.

1) Harry potter is alive even when he get's hit by "killing curse", twice. The explanation that the author gives when harry get's hit the second time is that Voldemort kills the seventh horcrux, that is only his part of soul in Harry. But when the other six horcruxes were destroyed, weren't the objects possessing the horcruxes also get destroyed? The Tom Riddle's diary, the Slytherine ring, the Slytherine necklace, the Hufflepuff cup, the Rawenclaw Tiara and the snake Nagini all were destroyed when the horcruxes in them were destroyed, so why then does Harry survive?

2) Can Ron speak "Parseltongue"? Then how can he go back and open the "Chamber of Secrets" when they are back at Hogwarts and the battle is going on.

3) Just before the death of Albus Dumbledoor he Freezes Harry with a spell. The spell get's broken when the speller is killed and Harry can move. Similarly, when Mad Eye Moody puts enchantments over Number 12 Grimmauld's place, the enchantments should be lifted with the death of Mad eye. But when Harry, Ron and Hermione go back to the place they find the enchantments still working.

I would have to say i liked Harry Potter sequence. Though the book has some flaws in it it was a good entertainer. But dont hate Voldemort so much. In the end he was only saving his own life as per the sayings of the prophecy.


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      Harry Potter Jr. 

      7 years ago

      1. It's permitted for the reader to read this many ways; which is why it gets to be literature. You might believe the perspective of Potter that the horcrux is destroyed; and I might believe that Harry Potter is Voldemort reborn and the horcrux can't be destroyed without destroying Harry.

      2. Blame it on the horcrux he destroyed. Dark magic does strange things in the series.

      3. Was it ever confirmed that Moody placed the repeating phantasm or was it just conjecture from teens that didn't understand magic?

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      7 years ago

      I didn't read all the answers listed here but I will try to answer some of them.

      1. Harry didn't die the second time Voldemort used the killing curse because Voldie used the Elder wand. As it rightly belonged to Harry, the wand refused to work against its own master.

      2. No, Ron can't speak snake language. But he memorized a word he has heard Harry say repeatedly before. For example, I can speak only 4 languages but I can say basic words such as yes, no, and hello in 13 languages.

      3. I think the reason Moody's enchantment still worked is because it is an enchantment not a spell. I read a lot of fantasy books and the difference between enchantment and spell is that usually enchantments are anchored to an item. I mean, wands are magical, but we don't expect them to stop working just because the wand-maker is dead. Think of all the other magical items.... the snitch, broomsticks, potions, and so on.

      Anyway, I am trying to explain without talking too much.

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      Random user 

      7 years ago

      1. I think there are a number of reasons Harry wasn't killed by the killing curse Voldemort used. One is that Lily's protective charm protected him and with that it was also within voldemort, so it canceled out. Two the elder wand was, at the time, under harry's allegiance but voldemort didn't know that. In theory I don't think a wand that was turned against it's master would cooperate. Same reason Harry could overpower Voldemort in the final battle in the Great Hall

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      8 years ago

      You're all wrong; Harry didn't die, because Voldemort used Harry's blood to come back, and therefore the protection of Lily flows inside him, meaning he cannot kill Harry because they share the same blood. - Something like that anyway

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      8 years ago

      1. The other horcruxes were killed by something that actually causes physical damage (a sword, fang, fire, etc.) The Avada Kedavra curse doesn't destroy the body of its victims, just takes their lives. You could argue, however, that Harry should have another scar.

      2. Ron imitated parseltongue, but I think Rowling took a lot of creative freedom on that one.

      3. I think the charms are just different. This may be a mistake, but its relatively minor.

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      8 years ago

      These are not the real unanswered questions

      1. The killing curse wasn't strong enough to kill Harry, with Lily's love, the elder wand and everything. But it destroyed the horcrux and gave Harry the chance to die.

      2. He imitated Harry! (Not to mention that he had to do it several times)

      3. Some work after death, others fail. Imagine if the spells Sirius mentioned the Blacks had cast on the house (unplottable

      , no muggles, permanent sticking charm ) were removed after

      death, would the house still be like that?

      The only flaw is "the missing 3 months" but its just a timeline mistake.

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      8 years ago

      no he cant speak parseltongue. it says in the book that he just tried to mimic what harry said to open it and got it right after like ten minutes of trying

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      9 years ago from Piece of land!

      Thank you all

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      9 years ago

      well apparently have not read the seventh book all the way through. In the end of the book though there is an epilogue. Read that and you will easily find that Harry and Ginny were married.

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      9 years ago

      who does harry potter marrie

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      11 years ago from In

      Well well well! I never thought of all that when I read HP7! But yup I agree with you, that does mystify me! In any case I love HP7 soooooooooo much that I am ready to overlook these flaws and reread the entire series all over again <GRIN>



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