Thursday, July 12, 2007

Neville and Ollivander?

I'm re-reading Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince so that the characters will be fresh in my mind when the new book comes out.

And I'm reading it a bit slowly--as opposed to the first time I got my hot little hands on it and whipped through during a couple of all-nighters to see who died. (No!)

Something strikes me:
Neville Longbottom and his Gran bought Neville a new wand from Ollivander's the day before Mr. Ollivander disappeared. That's on page 137, and another reference to Ollivander's disappearance is on page 106--pointing out that there was no sign of a struggle.


Was Neville meant to have that wand, or was it a plant?

Was Ollivander selling wands under the imperius curse?

If no, did he sell a wand he wasn't supposed to sell? Was he dragged off as punishment?

If under the imperius curse, was he forced to sell the wand to a friend of Harry's, or to Neville himself?

Are we absolutely certain that Ollivander was one of the good guys?


Anonymous said...

WHOA!!! That is the first time any of my HP buddies has noticed/mentioned this.


Definitely something ponder (scurrying to my book as I write).

Vix said...

I'm 100 pages into the 7th book and we do indeed encounter Ollivander again. His circumstances and allegiance is not made very clear. . . yet.