|Seth's Severus Snape..knowing he will have to teach Harry once again in the Fall..|
Jenna’s right, we’ve got a lot of refreshers in this chapter. Harry is home again, hating
his family, longing for escape, and anticipating another school year with friends..but uncertain again - he never really knows where he stands in the magical world, or the hearts of his friends. He wants certainty that can’t be given in this world, he lacks trust - a faith in the goodness and consistency of those he loves. It’s sort of a common thread for Harry throughout the books - like most of Rowling’s characters, he doesn’t love confidently or consistently..there are too many doubts and resting demons he can’t overcome.
Here in the beginning again, Harry is resentful and angry. He thinks of his friends savagely, jealously..In this book we’ll see a bit more of the families behind the trio..and it leads me to wonder more and more about Rowling’s own family..but I can save that for later..For now, Harry is trapped in misery: angry, lonely, and bitter.
Like Jenna, I long to try Aunt Petunia’s Pudding..Puddings are the best! But she and I are off sugar together, and, as I’m also off coffee, I don’t have the charity and sweetness of heart to make it just for Seth and Yarrow..Christie??? Want to give it a go?