Angela (inkquillandhope) wrote in potterists,

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tidbit i noticed while rereading PS/SS, thought you'd like to know!

I'm sure many of you noticed, as I have, how many annoying tidbits the movies added/left out in our beloved HP series that we've all nitpicked again and again.

Well, you'll also already know, as has been discussed many times, how barely anyone in the series (excluding Harry, Dumbledore, the occassional Hermione/Ron and Hagrid once) ever say VOLDEMORT because of the whole "a name wizards everywhere fear to speak" bit. You'll recall, I'm sure, how the majority of wizard kind in the series refer to him as "YOU-KNOW-WHO" while his followers refer to him strictly as "The Dark Lord." I mean, really, Lucius Malfoy went on to Harry in Book 2 about how brave/stupid he must be to say Voldie's name... and yet....

While I don't think this is anything too important to the series and most likely just an oops in the book,.. I noticed this while beginning my reread of the series before DH comes out next July... I'm reading the English version btw. Pages 290 and 291.

"Yes," said Quirrell idly, walking around the mirror to look at the back. "He was on me by that time, trying to find out how far I'd got. He suspected me all along. Tried to frighten me---though he could, when I had Lord Voldemort on my side...." (pg 290)

"He is with me wherever I go," said Quirrell quietly. "I met him when I traveled around the world. A foolish young man I was then, full of ridiculous ideas about good and evil. Lord Voldemort showed me how wrong I was. There is no good and evil, there is only power, and those too weak to seek it...." (pg 291)

I just thought you might all find that lil tidbit interesting at least. It struck me as I was reading it that even Snape wouldn't say his name in the series. Yet, Quirrel does it twice in a short minute timespan.

Angela (X-Posted to many HP communities)
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