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Some Very Disjointed Thoughts About Death Eaters' Motivations...

...Which does exactly what it says on the tin, which is offer some Very Disjointed Thoughts About Severus Snape, Regulus Black and Peter Pettigrew and what might have motivated them to leave/join the Death Eaters.

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So yes, I realise this is all a bit disorganised, but - any thoughts?
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Children of the Seventies: Choosing an Allegiance

Severus Snape, Lucius Malfoy, Remus Lupin, James Potter, Lily Evans; Sirius, Regulus, Bella and Narcissa Black. Some of most interesting adult characters of HP verse were the product of a decade marked by the first rise of Voldemort, and all of them made a choice in the war which shaped and defined them thereafter. Approximately at an age when most of us in RL were concerned with no more than beginning university, they were pressed to make a choice that would forever lock their fate.

In this essay, I look at what the choices looked like to them, and what their choices revealed of their characters and psychological bumps.

Lucius feels pretty

The Brothers Black

This is one of my more ridiculus Harry Potter theories, though I think you will find that it makes an amazing amount of sense. Sirius and Regulus are brothers. Sirius is the older of the two, and the Harry Potter fandom has always made a (logical) assumption that there is a year difference between the two. Who is to say that there is even that much of a difference between the two brothers though? Perhaps the age difference is something more like a minute. Yes, I am suggesting that Sirius and Regulus are twins. (Read more...)

The Noble and Most Ancient House of Malfi

Hi, I'm new here and a bit of a literature geek. I wrote an essay about the Black family and Jacobean tragedy that I thought some people might find interesting.

The Noble and Most Ancient House of Malfi: Some Musings and Speculation

Fans of the Harry Potter series have tried to find parallels and clues to future action in everything from the succession of early popes, to Arthurian legend, to the lives of the Mitford sisters. However, I don't think that anybody has yet investigated the possibility that JKR might have been influenced by John Webster's play The Duchess of Malfi (c. 1612). They probably should.

Here's why.