Friday, June 28, 2013

Lost Harry Potter Characters

Recently, I've been reading a Harry Potter fanfiction called The Disappearance of Sally-Anne Perks.  It's a story about Sally-Anne Perks, who is in the same year as Harry.  She gets mentioned during the Sorting in the first book, because her last name comes before Harry's, alphabetically.

Sally-Anne does not get mentioned anywhere else in the series.

J.K. Rowling has confirmed that there are forty students, in Harry's year.  She even showed her original notes on this topic.  The students are conveniently divided up, so that there are five boys and five girls in each house.

If you do the math, it means there are six or so characters that we know nothing about.  Two of them must be Gryffindor girls.

This blows my mind.  Why are there two girls in Harry's house/year that he never interacts with?  Is it because he dislikes them?  Why does he dislike them? Or is it that he doesn't know they exist?  How could he not know that?!

The closest we get to learning about these girls is from the Boggart lesson, in Prisoner of Azkaban.  The book lists everything the Boggart turns into.  Count them up, and you get nine different forms, for the nine Gryffindor students. (Harry doesn't participate in this lesson.)  The process of elimination tells us that Lavender Brown and the two unnamed Gryffindor girls are afraid of a rat, an eyeball and a rattlesnake...but that's all we know about them.

11 comments:

Breanna(; said...

That's weird. I'm with you on that one Michael, how could he not know that there are two girls living in the same house as him?

peter said...

harry pooter goes against the bible and promote evil and witchs

Lucy said...

You are right peter it does. Harry potter even said in an article I read one time that he didn't believe in God or the Bible.

Susan xoxoo said...

Pastor Aslan warned all my bffs not to read it cuz the books promote illuminaughi ,but idk if it goes against the bible. i secretly read them but i still like twilight <3 moree

Miriam said...

Hm, maybe the other Gryffindor girls were like me and avoided social interaction, haha. :)

Anonymous said...

Susan xoxoo, what the heck is illuminaughi? XD

Breanna(; said...

I don't really know anything about Harry Potter but, it did sound kind of weird that he doesn't know two girls are living in the same house as him.

Anonymous said...

its because harry is in the closet and lived in one for like most of his life

also i think susan xoxoo meant illuminati

Jo said...

Easy. Each house's common room houses 1st through 7th year students, so 70 students, 35 in the boys room and 35 in the girls. Harry knows many students, from many different years and houses. (280 students at Hogwarts a year) I would think he didn't know them for any number of reasons, they spent time with other students, took different classes in later years, etc. For that matter, Hermione might have known them, being in the same dorm, but not been close. Additionally, Harry may have recognized them, maybe even knew their name, but didn't really talk to them.

Anonymous said...

Some of the comments on this post are so naive it's sad

Anonymous said...

well we know who is afraid of the rattlesnake it is one of the patil twins. I know that because I read all the books and watch all of the movies. fav one is deathly hollows part 2 book and movie.