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.

Hmmmm.

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?

2 comments:

allrileyedup said...

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

Wow.

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.