Did you like the 7th Harry Potter books' ending? (spoiler)

@maezee (39495)
United States
December 21, 2009 12:22pm CST
I'll try to blab to fill up this space so that no one who sees this discussion will witness a mega spoiler. Of course this book has been out for a while now.. So I'm sure most of you have already read it and came to your own conclusions regarding whether or not the ending was a sufficient one. I'll try to keep away from saying WHAT happened..But it's kind of hard. I discussed this with a friend of mine (who lent me the book) and she thought it was a little weird, too. During the last 50 pages, when Harry came to the realization that he had to die..Well, I was astonished, but in a good way. Wouldn't it have made an amazing ending, if he died? I thought it was a little cliche that he ended up living (spoiler). Obviously, as humans who look to books to reassure our own lives, we WANT happy endings! But I thought a sad ending might be more appropriate than the Happy-Go-Lucky one that JK Rowling wrote in "the Deathly Hallows". What do you think?
5 responses
@lovelots (147)
• Philippines
18 Feb 10
It was such sad ending knowing that many wizards we have come to love die like Tonks, Lupin and Fred. But it felt good to know that JK Rowling felt bad killing them in the book.
@manasij (21)
• India
28 Dec 09
I rather think that the deathly hallows events were rather hurried.In fact there a war in almost every chapter.But the ending wasn't totally happy go lucky.The story should have gone on for some chapters after the end of the war.Anyway it is still my favorite.
@eddify (412)
• Pakistan
23 Dec 09
I was not able to read the book but I reall hate sae endings as these are evitable everywhere so if there is a happy ending lets enjoy the difference what do u say.
@ToughTate (143)
• United States
23 Dec 09
I totally understand what your talking about. The whole time I was reading the ending my mind was thinking that he will sacrifice his life for the greater good, but it turns out he can have his cake and eat it too. I thought it funny that such a highly popularized set of books had to end in such a cliche way. Don't get me wrong, I love the fact that everything worked out fine for everyone, but the ending was a little anticlimactic in that sense.
• United States
21 Dec 09
Well I'm not much of a Harry Potter fan, so I was kinda rooting for him to die, but I understand why Rowling wanted a happy ending. If I had been a real fan of the series, I would have wanted a happy ending too. Sad and tragic endings are for English teachers to gush over and for the rest of us to stare at in horror. Let's face it, life is depressing enough without all the books we read ending bad.