Saturday, July 16, 2011

Molly VS Bellatrix

Q – Why the match-up between Molly and Bellatrix [in the final battle]?

JKR’s A – Molly is a very powerful witch. Anyone that could raise Fred and George must be powerful. But sometimes that fact gets lost because her skills — like magical cooking, which is much harder than it looks, as I tried to show in the tent scenes — don’t draw much attention. But I wanted to make the point that just because a woman dedicates her life to her family, doesn’t mean she’s not highly skilled and talented and powerful. And I liked the idea [o]f paring Bellatrix’s obsessive, disturbing love for Voldemort with Molly’s maternal love. The theme of maternal love, and how being loved gives you power, was important to me throughout the books.


  1. Wrong point entirely - Its a mother protecting her children. The raw fury of a mother whose children have been harassed and threatened for years, one son maimed and another lost just minutes/hours earlier, and now her lone daughter comes under attack. She loves her children, even her 'adopted' Harry and Hermione, and now someone dares strike at them in front of her. Only a fool would dare to seperate a mother from her children.

  2. Well that's the answer that the AUTHOR of the book gave, so you can take it up with her!