"The hero has to fight alone"
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|Mon, 08-07-2006 - 6:18am|
I was catching up on some articles at the Leaky Cauldron and found this question and answer by JKR a little interesting...
"Why did Dumbledore have to die?
I did an interview last year in which I was asked this question. In the genre in which I’m writing, you usually find that the hero has to go on alone. There comes a point when his support falls away and to be truly heroic he has to act alone. Harry is not completely alone, he still has his two faithful sidekicks. This was summarized for me by the person who asked the question with, you mean the old wizard always gets it, and that fundamentally, that is what I was saying. I was as trying to dress it up a little better than that. So that's why. In these sort of epic sagas, the hero eventually has to fight alone."
So do you think that means that people will have to die to leave him on a journey alone or maybe that something happens they (trio or more) get split up and Harry fights on his own? I was also curious about her saying that he really isn't alone but got the feeling maybe she was hiding the words "yet" because further down she reinforces that the "hero eventually has to fight alone."
I was just curious if that sparked any more theories or not? Any time I read and article with things she has said in it I get thrown for a loop and it spurs of many many ideas in my mind. I hate how she does that...lol.