It’s been eight years since the publication of J.K. Rowling’s final book in the Harry Potter series, but today the adventures of a wizard and his friends attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry are still as popular as they were then. Because of her book series becoming the most popular fiction series ever to be published — which is now a global brand worth an estimated $15 billion — Rowling is often in the news for her activites to her opinions.
The Inquisitr has reported numerous times Rowling, in which she apparently loves to recreate her stories’ settings on her land. Recently, she made Hagrid’s Hut on her Scottish estate. Rowling’s opinion also received a lot of attention when she mocked Rupert Murdoch’s anti-Muslim tweets in relationship to Charlie Hebdo.
However, with anything that has extreme popularity, extreme fans often analyze every single detail of what they love. Sometimes, such an analysis will uncover certain details including plot holes. To be fair, every great story has them to some extent and J.K. Rowling’s work is no exception. However, Rowling does take the time to bring clarification by resolving said plot holes. As a matter of fact, Rowling rectified three of them via her Twitter account recently.
According to an article by BuzzFeed News and followed-up by the Washington Times, a post by a Tumblr user seems to have initiated J.K. Rowling’s quest to fill in said plot holes. The post details a pivotal scene in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets in which Harry uses one of the Basilisk’s teeth to destroy Tom Riddle’s diary. Later on in the series, it is found out the diary was one of Lord Voldemort’s Horcruxes, items that contain a part of Voldemort’s soul so he can live forever. It is also found out that the final Horcrux was Harry Potter himself. However, when Harry Potter fought the Basilisk in the second book/movie, he was bitten. Why didn’t the Horcrux in him get destroyed back then?
It seems such plot holes are things J.K. Rowling overlooked, but apparently, they are not. Rowling was able to provide insight on said plot holes, in which she started with the one mentioned above.
— loquacious fatima (@llamaofthelab) February 5, 2015
What’s great about J.K. Rowling’s response to the above plot hole is that it makes sense within Harry Potter lore. However, there are some plot holes Rowling filled it that may have taken a more fiction-writing approach. Just as a refresher pertaining to the tweets below, Fluffy is the Cerberus dog that protected the Philosopher’s Stone (renamed the Sorceror’s Stone in the U.S. book release and movie), and 12 Grimmauld Place is the household of the Black Family whose members include Sirius (The Prisoner of Azkaban) and Bellatrix Lestrange (Lord Voldemort’s closest apprentice).
.@EmyBemy2 He was repatriated to Greece. Dumbledore liked to put Hagrid’s more foolish acquisitions back where they belong – not the forest.
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) February 6, 2015
Now that these plot holes have been dealt with, for all you Harry Potter fans, what are your views? Are you satisfied with the answers J.K. Rowling has provided?