Thursday, August 02, 2007

What Ever Happened To Mr. Potter?

J.K. Rowling's epilogue in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, even though satisfying in an old fashion way, left a number of questions, like what the surviving characters ended up to be as adults. She reveals the answers in a recent live web chat.

On Harry:

"Harry Potter, who always voiced a desire to become an Auror, or someone who fights dark wizards, was named head of the Auror Department under the new wizarding government headed by his friend and ally, Kingsley Shacklebolt."

On Ron:

"Harry's best friend Ron Weasley joined his brother, George, as a partner at their successful joke shop, Weasley's Wizard Wheezes."

On Hermione (who is married to Ron at the end of the book):

"Hermione Granger, Ron's wife and the third person of the series' dark wizard fighting trio, furthered the rights of subjugated creatures, such as house elves, in the Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures before joining the magical law enforcement squad. The couple had two children -- Rose and Hugo."

On Ginny (who becomes Harry's wife, at the end of the book):

"His wife, Ginny Weasley, stuck with her athletic career, playing for the Holyhead Harpies, the all-female Quidditch team. Eventually, Ginny left the team to raise their three children -- James, Albus and Lily -- while writing as the senior Quidditch correspondent for the wizarding newspaper, the Daily Prophet."

On Luna Lovegood:

"Luna Lovegood, Harry's airily distracted friend with a love for imaginary animals who joins the fight against Voldemort in the Order of the Phoenix, becomes a famous wizarding naturalist who eventually marries the grandson of Newt Scamander, author of "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.""

For the original news article on CNN's website, click here. If you have read this post and you are half-way through the book, I'm so sorry. Should have put up several SPOILER tags in the first place.