DH:II Countdown: More Literary Goodies from the Vaults

After our last post on the book versus movie debate, we had some great new comments on that topic, so I thought it might be fun to get some more literary conversation going with these two jewels that were down in the vault with the big blind dragon out front.  In these two posts, our intrepid Headmaster analyzes the two fascinating epigraphs for The Deathly Hallows: one from William Penn’s More Fruits of Solitude and one from the Aeschylus play The Libation Bearers. If you haven’t noticed by now, our Ms. Rowling does very little without careful thought and deliberation (and determination, and destination!).  Her epigraphs were selected with the utmost care, and their resonance through the text is powerful indeed.  Enjoy these gems, as we ruminate on two bits of text that never had a chance of making it into either section of the Deathly Hallows  movie (c’mon, you movie people, prove me wrong!). And keep those comments and suggestions coming as we head into the home stretch!


  1. I’ve enjoyed every post that I can find. What would the earliest be about? and how to find them?
    From a late bloomer

  2. Elizabeth says

    So happy you are enjoying them! If you check over on the left, you’ll see the “categories” drop down menu. The Deathly Hallows discussion points and Deathly Hallows Lectures both will take you to some of our first thoughts on the last book, and you’ll also see other categories that you may want to explore. Enjoy! We’re glad you’re here, late or not!

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