Would Rowling kill Harry Potter?

HP-PosterHarry Potter fans unite! Join the other two best-selling authors John Irving and Stephen King who made pleas to fellow author J.K. Rowling not to kill Harry Potter in the 7th and final book of the ever-so-popular Harry Potter series.

Two of America’s top authors, John Irving and Stephen King, made a plea to J.K. Rowling on Tuesday not to kill the fictional boy wizard Harry Potter in the final book of the series, but Rowling made no promises.

“My fingers are crossed for Harry,” Irving said at a joint news conference before a charity reading by the three writers at New York’s Radio City Music Hall.

A portion of the news story from CNN goes. Why would Rowling kill Harry Potter? The answer could be gleaned from the another portion of the story which goes:

“I feel quite liberated,” she said.

“I can resolve the story now and it’s fun in a way it wasn’t before because finally I’ve reached my resolution, and I think some people will loathe it and some people will love it, but that’s how it should be.”

“We’re working towards the end I always planned but a couple of characters I expected to survive have died and one character got a reprieve,” she said, declining to elaborate.

Asked about the wisdom of killing off fictional characters, Rowling said she didn’t enjoy killing the major character who died in book six — for the sake of those who haven’t read it yet she avoided naming the victim — but she said the conventions of the genre demanded the hero go on alone.

“I understand why an author would kill a character from the point of view of not allowing others to continue writing after the original author is dead,” she added, leaving the door open to the worst fears of some fans — that Harry could die.

Hmm…some valid points there. It all goes to prove that writers are some of the ‘weirdest’ or eccentric persons in the planet. I admit that I’ve read only 2 books in the Harry Potter series; ‘The Prisoner of Azkaban’ and the ‘Goblet of Fire’ and their corresponding film adaptations and I’m not a big Potter fan but I would certainly be saddened if Harry would indeed die in the last book. What about you? Would like Harry Potter or Hermione or even Ron to die in the last book?

10 Replies to “Would Rowling kill Harry Potter?”

  1. well, it’s said that the major character who died in book six isn’t really dead. i don’t think harry will die in book seven, but if he does, it will make sense in the context of the world that rowling has conjured for all of us.

  2. I think Harry shouldn't die. Many of the fans of HP are children and killing off an icon or hero to their eyes will be so disheartening for them. Sana nga the Hermione and Ron survive too! I like their trio team!

  3. im a big HP fan. i mean B-I-G. ive read the books 1-6. early morning pa lang nun naka pila na ako sa fully booked to get my own copy.

    im just crossing my finger that harry will not die. baka masaba na naman ng mga luha ko ang HP book ko.

    that important character who died in book 6 left me sleepless nights. dati. it took me days bago maka recover.


  4. If Harry dies in book seven, JK should justify it. Although I think it is unlikely. I have a feeling none of the "Big 3" (Harry, Hermione & Ron) will die.

    Also, Harry has to marry Ginny when he finally defeats Voldemort.

  5. My kids are big fans. They wouldn't like it Harry dies. But sometimes the drama is in the dying and leaves a lasting impression than others would think.

    3 straight for Schumey and Scuderia. Bring out the prancing horses. We're on a roll.

  6. we'll, writers play gods at their own masterpieces and could do whatever they wish to… i am a big harry potter fan and if ever she does that, she should have a big reason for doing so..

  7. Harry shouldnt die cause we love him 2 much i plead to jk rowling 2 just write 3 more books cause im actually hung up on daniel radcliff and i couldnt picture him in another movie then hp please jk i beg u

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