Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallow
January 6, 2008 Leave a comment
I have finished reading Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallow (Thai version) last night. I spent about 5.5 hours to finish the rest because I do not want to engage with it anymore. I have a lot of assignments to do. Well, the book is really excellent. J.K. Rowling is such a talented writer. She can make use of literary techniques very well, such as irony, foreshadow, symbolism and so forth. I have just known the main theme of the story. Guess what?? It is about “Death”. You may wonder if this series were written for children or adult. It teachs us everyone has to die anyway. [Spoiler embeded!] The good example should be the Lord Voldemort who was the most powerful dark wizard. He finally died in the end of the story though he had seven Horcruxes. It was underscored when she described “Tom Riddle hit the floor with a mundane finality, his body feeble and shrunken.” The Tale of the Tree Brothers in HP also teaches us very well about the death. No one can escapt from it. I like what Harry did in the end of the story. Instead of possessing them all, he only chose to keep the cloak of invisibility, one of the three hallows. It illustrated that he did not want an immortal life.
I hope I will have a chance to read other J.K. Rowling’s works in the furure.