Sunday, October 24, 2010

The Seven Horcruxes

All 7 of the Horcruxes can be seen above, but here they are in their individual glory.

The diary -first horcrux destroyed by Harry in the Chamber of Secrets:

The ring - destroyed by Dumbledore:

The locket - destroyed by Ron:

The cup (Hufflepuff's cup) - destroyed by Hermione:
The diadem - destroyed by Crabbe's Fiendfyre:
Harry, actually just the Voldemort soul fragment in Harry - destroyed by Voldemort:

Nagini - destroyed by Neville:

Friday, October 22, 2010

October is coming to a close....

And that means we are that much closer to the Deathly Hallows movie! I'm so excited! I've already bought my tickets for the first matinee on Nov 19th. I can't handle going to the movie at midnight; I might fall asleep (I blame it on the fact that I have a 30th birthday coming up).
And I'd rather go on Nov 19th because that is my 1 year heartiversary!!! AKA 1 year since I had open heart surgery to repair a congenital heart defect. So I've taken that day off from work. The DH & I will have a nice breakfast, then go to the movie, and later that evening we'll go out for dinner at my favorite sushi restaurant (Musashino). We're both vegetarian so we won't have any of the fishy sushi, but the vegetable tempura is so amazing!! And they have these really yummy salads with a tomato & ginger dressing that I could eat just on it's own - an entire bowl, like it's gazpacho. Their veggie friendly rolls are incredibly delicious. Of course some tempura fried ice cream w/espresso beans will be in order too. Soooo I might have to fast for a few days before we go so that I can eat everything!
I can't wait!!!
It's the perfect way to celebrate!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Week 5: Matchy Matchy

  1. Vine wood and Dragon Heartstring - i. Hermione Granger
  2. Walnut and Dragon Heartstring - k. Belatrix Lestrange
  3. Hawthorn and Unicorn tail hair - m. Draco Malfoy
  4. Hornbeam and Dragon Heartstring - d. Viktor Krum
  5. Ash and Unicorn hair - g. Cedric Diggory
  6. Rosewood and Veela Hair - l. Fleur Delacour
  7. Elder and Thestral Hair - b. Albus Dumbledore
  8. Mahogany and an unknown core - j. James Potter
  9. Elm and Dragon Heartstring - e. Lucius Malfoy
  10. Cherry and Unicorn hair - c. Mary Cattermole
  11. Yew and Phoenix Feather - h. Tom Riddle
  12. Holly and Phoenix Feather - f. Harry Potter
  13. Willow and Unicorn Hair - a. Ron Weasley

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Quiz & Essay

It's really time for homework this term (essay even - let's hope it doesn't have to be a 6 foot long parchment). I'll have to work on this a little bit at a time over the next few days.
  1. Why does Harry accuse Remus Lupin of being a coward? Lupin wanted to leave a pregnant Tonks behind while he joined Harry, Ron & Hermione on their quest.
  2. Who is R.A.B.? Regulus Arcturus Black
  3. According to legend, what would a person become if he could assemble the Deathly Hallows? master death
  4. What is Ariana Dumbledore rumored to be? a squib
  5. What is written on Harry’s parents’ gravestone? The Last Enemy That Shall Be Destroyed is Death
  6. Why does Krum want to fight Xenophilius Lovegood? Krum thought that Xenophilius was wearing Grindelwald's mark - but it's really just the symbol of the deathly hallows
  7. Why does Voldemort seek the Elder Wand? In order to finally conquer Harry
  8. Where did Dumbledore’s family live? Godric's Hollow - this is where they moved after Ariana was attacked
  9. Whose eye does Harry see in his magic mirror shard? Aberforth Dumbledore's
  10. What item does Harry steal from Gringotts? Hufflepuff's cup
  11. Where does Rita Skeeter get her information about Dumbledore? From Bathilda Bagshot
  12. What is inside the Snitch that Dumbledore leaves Harry? The resurrection stone
  13. Why does Dumbledore leave Ron a Deluminator? because he knew Ron would leave Harry & Hermione & the deluminator could help him get back to them
  14. Why has Hermione not read The Tales of Beedle the Bard? Because they are stories told to wizard children not to muggle borns.
  15. What is Dumbledore’s greatest regret? The death of his sister.
  16. Whose mail did Snape open?
  17. What form does Snape’s Patronus take? a silver doe
  18. Why can the Sword of Gryffindor destroy Horcruxes? because it has absorbed basilisk venom
  19. What name is given to wizards who help Mudbloods? blood traitors
  20. How do Harry and his friends enter the Ministry of Magic? using polyjuice potion
  21. Who made Harry’s wand? olivander

Essay Question

Choose one of the following questions and post your answer to your blog.

  1. How does Harry change over the course of the novel? Is The Deathly Hallows a true coming-of-age story?

  2. In what ways do the dead speak to the living in this book?

  3. In what way do Ron and Hermione act as foils for Harry, drawing out his qualities and characteristics more clearly?