In the summer of 1996, Voldemort launches eleven attacks against the Muggle-born of Hogwarts while he leads an attack against Privet Drive. In the aftermath of the attack on Privet Drive, Harry i...
- OK - I loved that 'conversation' between Voldemort and Harry. Harry comes across just right - bitter, resentful and defiant. Tom is also perfectly in character, right down to assuming advantage when there is not necessarily any there.
That little look behind the scenes of the magical world was interesting too. I wonder if Harry intends to become a Magical corporate leader, dragging the wizarding world kicking and screaming into the modern age.
I loved this chapter's underlying themes and ideas.
BenRG's Rating: 8/10
- If I asked really nice, could Harry just cook some real food? Too much cooking show time. Can't he just make some nice, simple meals that actually taste good?
The point Harry should have been making is that the Weasley's are ignorant of their relative's importance because he is a squib and, thus, beneath their notice and is simply a quaint accountant. Thus, Weasely's (like the rest of the WW) see themselves as superior and Muggles are simply funny cavemen who do cute stuff and are there for the pleasure of the WW. Thus, Herms's parents are little more to the Weasley's (or Bumbles or the rest of the WW) than well trained monkeys who can carry on a semblance of a conversation. Squibs, at least, are to be pitied since they know of and are, in some small way, a part of, the greatness of the WW but can not really have a place in it.
(#) Arkenstone007 2009-02-02 09:31:14 AMThere is a slight mistake with the amount of gold as gold is measured in troy ounces in which there are only 12 ounces to the pound not 16. avoirdupois is the actual name for the 16 ounce system.
I have a book of logic/scientific/physics puzzles/brain teasers which as a question labeled "Feathers and Gold I" and later on a 2nd one labeled "... II". Part 1 asks "which is heavier, a pound of feathers or a pound of gold? The answer is "a pound of feathers," since gold, sliver, other precious metals, drugs and something else are measured in the troy system which only has 12 (troy) ounces to the (troy) pound, vs. 16 (avoirdupois) ounces in a(avoirdupois) pound of feathers. Since there are only 12 troy ounces to the troy pound, 12 troy ounces are less than 16 avoirdupois ounces even though each troy ounce is heavier, as 16 avoirdupois ounces = 14.58 troy ounces and 14.58 > 12. (see part 2).
In the second question it asks "Which is heavier, an ounce of feathers or an ounce of gold?" The answer is "an ounce of gold"
Because, by definition a troy ounce is heavier as: 1 avoirdupois ounce = 28.35 grams, and a troy ounce = 31.1 grams when converted to metric.
It is supposed to be a trick question of another trick question based on the question of "which is heavier a pound of feathers or a pound of lead? in which the answer is neither, a pound is a pound." (most people say lead is heavier because it is has a higher density).
This is actually true, and you can Google "troy ounce vs ounce" and see for yourself.