The Lion in Love

The Lion in Love 

  A LION demanded the daughter of a woodcutter in marriage.  The
Father, unwilling to grant, and yet afraid to refuse his request,
hit upon this expedient to rid himself of his importunities.  He
expressed his willingness to accept the Lion as the suitor of his
daughter on one condition:  that he should allow him to extract
his teeth, and cut off his claws, as his daughter was fearfully
afraid of both.  The Lion cheerfully assented to the proposal.
But when the toothless, clawless Lion returned to repeat his
request, the Woodman, no longer afraid, set upon him with his
club, and drove him away into the forest.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1


I saw the first part of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.  Don’t worry I won’t spoil it, but it begins with Harry sending away his family, and Hermoine conjuring a memory charm to erase her from her families memories.  They all go to stay at the Weasley’s where Bill has his wedding that is ruined by Death Eaters.  Harry, Hermoine, and Ron are forced into hiding in the forest while they figure out how to destroy the crufixes, the key to Voldemort’s immortality.  Hemoine has a jinxed bag with an never ending bottom, filled with useful items and books.  When Dumbledore dies, the Minister of Magic delivers his will to the trio.  Ron recieves his deluminator, which is a lighter that makes light.  Hermoine recieves a childrens book.  “Tales of the Beedle Bard,” which explain how 3 rare magical items came about.  Harry’s invisible cloak, the sorcerers stone,  and what we find out to be the world’s most powerful wand, which belongs to Dumbledore.  Harry is left the first snitch he ever caught.  The mystery is what is inside.  Snitch’s carry secret messages, but it is a mystery as to how to reveal the secret message.  In the will, Dumbledore wishes to give the sword of Gryffindor to Harry, which is so conveniently missing.  So part 1 is figuring out how to piece the mysteries together.   

 I recall being so consumed in the book, I became Hermoine.  The book was long and made you feel like you were outcasted in a forest in hiding for long periods of time.  The movie goes by so fast, that I think you miss out on that.   Nonetheless, I love all of the Harry Potter movies, and look forward to seeing the second part of the Deathly Hallows.