Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Inside the heart of JK Rowling

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Trust JK Rowling to send millions into a tizzy every time she airs her thoughts on Harry Potter. Her legion of fans had jubilantly frenzied over her revelation of Dumbledore's sexual preferences a few years back. Now, once again, after a period of great calm, Rowling has brewed up the proverbial storm. So, when quizzed about the appropriateness of Ron and Hermione's relationship, the author gave away a piece of her heart as she disclosed how she linked up the two characters purely in pursuit of a personal ambition. She admitted that Ron and Hermione were the kind of couple whose marriage will easily run into a thick wall and will necessitate counselling.

Rowling sent another shockwave across her sea of followers as she articulated that in true literary sense, Harry (and not Ron) should have married Hermione. But she stuck to the Ron-Hermione pairing in the book since this is what she had envisioned at the beginning and her vision had less to do with a literary obligation but more to do with her own dire wish to get the two of them marry each other.

This perhaps gives us a peek into Rowling's heart, which must have undergone deep melancholy after her estrangement with her first husband. Though she did not admit it in explicit words as such, it does appear that she yearned for a happy fairytale ending for Ron; something she herself felt deprived of. It also goes to show how literary characters are often a partially-baked alter ego of their own creators. In fact, the writers are often as intriguing, if not more, as their most convoluted characters. Really, there is no better way of describing a writer...




~Ritesh Agarwal



9 comments:

  1. Rowling is so larger than life to me now, I'm sure my brain is already actively trying to disremember this :)
    Btw, weird that I just read your About Me. It seems attempting CA sends a lot of us searching for our roots. I'll no more warn CA-hopefuls with stars in their eyes ;)

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    1. Did you too attempt CA and quit it midway?

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  2. That's something I always wondered about.... Being a fairy tale lover,where the heoine always goes of with the main hero in the end, I often questioned the stars why Harry and Hermoine weren't paired and here, you have brought an answer to my hidden query... Rowling is indeed inspiring!

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    1. Yes, it's nice to read later on about the reasons behind the development and behaviour of famous characters

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  4. J.K Rowling is a marvel. I didn't like the pairing in the beginning though I wanted them to be together when Harry found a soul mate in Ginny.
    I am a mad Harry Potter Fan. Have all the seven books with me. :D

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    1. Glad to run into another Potter fan there.... *hi-fives*

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  5. I Loved The Pair Of Ron And Hermione. I Think They Balanced Each Other. ThIs Time For Once I Will Disagree With Rowling. :)

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    1. Yes, I felt Ron n Hermione were perfect for each other....Ron's goofiness was well-matched by Hermione's wisdom.... I guess a Harry-Hermione pairing would have made them a very boring couple with nothing else to talk about but work

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