[DWJ] Dumbledore vs. Snape - was Heyer and Ghibli (now withOUT Mononoke spoilers)

Paul Andinach pandinac at ucc.gu.uwa.edu.au
Mon May 14 04:25:04 EDT 2007

On Mon, 14 May 2007, Ika Willis wrote:

> It's also struck me that you can't actually *have* a race of 
> "natural slaves" unless you have a corresponding race of "natural 
> masters". Voldemort (and his, what, eleven followers) is just a 
> flashy distraction from all the things that are actually, 
> structurally, deeply wrong with the wizarding world.

JOdel, who sometimes posts to this list, has a fascinating collection 
of Potter-related essays on her web site, many of them reflecting on 
things that are structurally, deeply wrong with the wizarding world.
There's even one, I think, on the fact that Voldemort and his, what, 
eleven followers are just a flashy distraction, although I don't at 
the moment recall which one it is.

is "The Servant Problem", which puts forward a theory of what may 
really being going on with the House Elves. It left me with a feeling 
that somebody really had put a lot of thought into the situation, but 
not entirely convinced that the someone in question was Rowling.

...I get that reaction from most of JOdel's essays, actually.

"Hold fast to the one noble thing."

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