I posted this in the Final Fantasy Fans Union as well but I thought that I should spread the joy of a fun rant on something that I have no agreement with.
time to rant about the epilogue..... (Just remember, I am basing this completely off the books)
First off, the way they ended up. Ron and Hermione and Harry and Ginny. Can someone please explain how Ron and Hermione ever worked out? Please, I beg you! I have no idea how a jealous prat who doesn't do any work by himself and has to be yelled at to do anything other than Quidditch would be able to marry a hard-working woman who won't take no for an answer. The moment Hermione would be promoted in any job, Ron would most likely have a fit and start yelling at Hermione. The movies were able to portray this pairing a whole lot better than the books ever did. One more thing, the book, Twelve Fail-Safe Ways to Charm Witches, isn't that suspicious? Even with the book, this pairing could never work out in my eyes.
Harry and Ginny, I can understand that and I can see that pairing work out in the end. There is one exception, who in there right mind would name their kid Albus Severus? I can understand that you have respect for the former headmasters, but that just doesn't work out if you ask me... I would feel sorry for the kid for both the names and his initials, ASP, which by the way is a type of snake. At the end of book 5, from what I can remember, Harry and Hermione would be the best pairing for this series and it looked like the author was heading in that direction until the horrible book that is known as book 6.
Next thing I have a problem with in the epilogue is the last sentence about Harry's scar. Why say that it hadn't hurt in 19 years? That alone sets up the story for another 2 or 3 books. What if they missed a horcrux and guessed that the 7th horcrux was wrong? What if Voldemort didn't have only 7 horcruxes and had more? There are so many different ways that this could be interpreted but the main question that can be asked is this: Why have Harry rub his scar and state that it hadn't hurt in 19 years if you were going to end it there? Why not just leave it with the children getting on-board the train and leaving?
One last problem with the epilogue: Where are the rest of the important people mentioned in the previous 6 books and 37 chapters? Where is Nevelle, Luna, Dean, and the DA? Where are all these people who were given development in the series? Are they married? Do they have children? Draco was mentioned and I still don't agree with that. He should not have been allowed to live after taking the Dark Mark. In fact, I would wonder what happened to all the other Death Eaters after the battle. There had to be more that survived other than Draco and his mother. Nevelle should have been written into the epilogue as he was more important than Draco ever was to Harry in terms of development.
And with that, you will have to wait for a couple of weeks until I get further in the series to rant about more things wrong in the series. Maybe I will do one for each book....
Until next time, this has been AlBead's Rant on Harry Potter Book 7: Epilogue.