JK Rowling Answers To Some Harry Potter Questions That Shocks Fans

By Stephen M

Harry Potter novels entered the literary scene when many people had diverse views on witchcraft and its use. The interest and fans it generated and the love for the characters was amazing. However, the sudden end of it after Voldemort’s defeat disappointed many fans, as they wanted more. On the other hand, some also had issues with the books. J.K. Rowling has some answers to the numerous questions asked by fans.

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Why Dumbledore’s portrait couldn’t help Harry find the Horcruxes?

After the death of Albus Dumbledore, he remained relevant and gave wise counsel through the portrait in his office. Nonetheless, he couldn’t help Harry find and destroy the Horcruxes because the portrait was just a projection and not an exact copy of him. The picture reflected only what Hogwarts knew about Dumbledore and what he shared with the portrait. So, since Dumbledore didn’t share anything about the Horcruxes, it couldn’t reveal them.

What Happend to Neville Longbottom Parents?

Frank and Alice Longbottom didn’t get better after going crazy during an attack. They were taken to St Mungo’s Hospital when Neville was one year old. According to Rowling, though she knew people wanted them to get better, she had a different plan for them.

How expensive is it to attend Hogwarts?

In a Twitter post, Rowling told fans that attending Hogwart is free and paid for by the Ministry of Magic. A Mic article once said attending Hogwarts can cost more than $43,000 a year. That means you may have to cough out $301,000 for the seven-year duration.

Can Animagus choose the animal to turn into?

Her answer was a big No! One’s Animagus must be a replica of their personality. She continued that if you chose an Animagus, everyone would prefer becoming a lion or an eagle.

Are Voldemort and Harry relatives?

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They are distant relatives, Rowling said. Harry is the descendant of Ignotus Peverell, who gave the cloak to his son. His son’s daughter married Hardwin Potter. Since the cloak was given to the first child of the Potter family, it landed in the hands of Harry’s great-grandfather. The interesting thing is that almost all the wizardry families can be traced to the same ancestors.