From today's Guardian, J.K. Rowling on writing her favorite Harry Potter scene:
But when Harry takes his last, long walk into the heart of the Dark Forest, he is choosing to accept a burden that fell on him when still a tiny child, in spite of the fact that he never sought the role for which he has been cast, never wanted the scar with which he has been marked. As his mentor, Albus Dumbledore, has tried to make clear to Harry, he could have refused to follow the path marked out for him. In spite of the weight of opinion and expectation that singles him out as the "Chosen One", it is Harry's own will that takes him into the Forest to meet Voldemort, prepared to suffer the fate that he escaped sixteen years before.
J.K. Rowling, you are truly a queen among women.
(Been absent much of this week due to being miserably sick. But I'm on the mend now and entries are coming.)
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