Deathly Hallows, Chapters Two & Three

One of the things that fascinates me about the Dursleys leaving Harry for good is that we never again even see Harry wonder how or where they are. He thinks of them very occasionally over the course of the seventh book, but only in the sense of how, for example, he could endure starvation now because he had done so with the Dursleys for so many years. It’s so hard for me to imagine living with someone for ten years – and then off and on for six more – and still never even wondering what had become of them. Sure, he knew they were safe, as they were with the Order. But where are they? Who are they with? What are they doing? Who is Uncle Vernon driving crazy? Was their house destroyed? We’ll never know. Ah well.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, chapters two & three: ‘In Memoriam’ & ‘The Dursleys Departing’

~ by Josie on November 17, 2010.

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