is Rowlings being buddhist in a sense?
September 7, 2007 10:21am CST
at times, i feel that she wanted to have Harry dead at the end due to a certain Buddhist thinking of good and bad have to exist together. i mean she wanted to change the cliches of good always prevailing at the death of evil and wanted to bring the ideology of the co-existence of good and bad for the functioning of the world.But i also think that she then may have changed it due to commercial pressure or pressure from fans. what do you think? am i exaggerating?
10 Sep 07
According to interview, J.K. Rowling wanted fans to believe that Harry would die in the end... She was not pressured to have him live in the end... she already planned the ending years ago... and was actually glad that people speculated that Harry would die in the end...
• United States
7 Sep 07
I'm not inclined to believe this, simply because Rowling had her series planned totally before she ever wrote a word. One thing about writers or anyone who is creatively motivated is that they aren't keen on changing their works to suit others. I truly believe that the original outcome which she intended did indeed come to fruition, with a few minor changes in the destinies of a couple of characters, ie., the reprieved one and the originally unintended deaths. This is just my opinion, but you did bring about a good topic for discussion.