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Savvy readers would have sussed this out from careful reading of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, but JK Rowling confirmed that the pair are "distantly related" through the Peverells, saying: "nearly all wizarding families are related if you trace them back through the centuries" in a .
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows' story is not at all what the ..
She told Daniel Radcliffe in an interview extra for the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 DVD: "I started thinking I might polish one of them off. Out of sheer spite. 'There, now you definitely can't have him any more.' But I think in my absolute heart of heart of hearts, although I did seriously consider killing Ron, [I wouldn't have done it]."
"Why should I care?" ? Are you serious? Have you been living in a Gringott's vault since the 1990s? The end of our relationship with Harry Potter is the end of an era… and it feels a little like the end of the world.
Don't look at us like that – we're deadly serious, and not exaggerating . Really. We're serious. You may think that all these italics mean that we're being hyperbolic, but really, we're just being enthusiastic – . This book has everything: Magic! Danger! Passion! Romance! Explosions! Life! Death! Life again! (Italics, exclamations – all excellent tools in hyperbole. But whatever.)
And, in the end, it's really life – actually, make that capital-L- – that this book, and this whole series is about. Millions of readers grew up alongside Harry, including a lot of us here at Shmoop, and reaching the end of his story is kind of like reaching the end of a long road that we've all traveled alongside our magical friend. When Harry realizes that his destiny is to die and he has to come to terms with his decision to follow through with it, we're also asked to consider what it means to die. More than in any of the other books, J.K. Rowling probes us to come up with answers to the big, unanswerable questions of life. Harry's fate forces us to consider the very issues that we don't want to consider, but ultimately have to. And she reminds us that in order to appreciate or truly live life, one has to think about the shadow that's always just a step away – death.
So, yeah. This is indeed a matter of life and death – and those things, you have to admit, are kind of important. Suddenly, "Why should I care?" seems like a bigger question… it parallels the choice that Harry makes in the end, to return to life from the kind of pre-death limbo he finds himself in. In short, he returns to life because he – and this reaffirmation of what life is really about (love, friendship, loyalty, and, you know, saving the world from evil and all that fun stuff) reminds us of why we should care too.