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Old 12-24-2011, 05:27 AM   #101 (permalink)
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It definitely seemed a bit rushed to me, but I was mostly alarmed by how they died. Remus is being difficult, then they're married, then they're pregnant, then BAM! Dead! I feel like they deserved at least a little more pomp and circumstance instead of just wandering into the Great Hall and casually noting that they're dead.
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They are so sweet! I was sad about their death, but J.K.Rowling wanted to make situation where Harry will take care about Teddy, like Sirius would take care of him, if he hasn't dead.
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I liked both Tonks and Remus but they were never my favorites so I didn't take much interest in what happened in their lives but when I first read that part about them being dead. I had to read it several times more to grasp what was actually going on. And then I felt really bad. I mean, Remus was the last marauder and Tonks and he had just become an item and then there was Teddy. It made me feel real bad but at the same time I tought it was quite realistic this way. It was a little rushed up, yes, but kinda fitting too.
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Old 03-19-2013, 02:51 PM   #104 (permalink)
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It did seem rather sudden, and rushed, but it was the times. Who knows whats gonna happen, so lets see how far we can take this in the time we have. It was rushed but predictably so.
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Old 02-21-2014, 05:49 AM   #105 (permalink)
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It did seemed rushed but I liked it. There was a war going on so things seemed rushed.
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I think in terms of what was physically written down on the page, it may of been a little rushed, but it was always developing in the background and I think it was developing in our heads as well, which might of made it feel less rushed. I think what was rushed was their death, I think it came to quote a shock to all of us. I think they deserved a more elaborate death scene, and the fact the it was just sort of announced just like that made it come to more as a shock. They deserved more in their memory, as both had done so much for Harry.
Although, in JK's defence, there was so much going on in the books that their relationship might not of been taken as worthy enough to discuss in great detail.
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Old 12-07-2016, 04:56 PM   #107 (permalink)
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They are my favorite ship and while it seemed rushed, I think that more important stuff was going on so it was not as important. I think they go well together. I just wished they had got to live. I cried when they died. They are to of my favorite characters.
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Old 03-30-2017, 06:43 PM   #108 (permalink)
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Teddy is the character that brought the story full circle. harrys parents died in war, he grew up without them and so on. so lupin and tonks had to die so the story could start and end with an orphan of war.
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Old 10-21-2017, 07:14 AM   #109 (permalink)
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It did seem rushed, but I think there was a point in that. Reumus and Nymphadora were in an odd situation in the last book when all of this happened. During the second wizarding war, there was no certainty that anybody was going to live until tomorrow. Especially if you were like Reumus and Nymphadora and were basically outspoken enemies of Lord Voldemort. I imagine that probably prompted them to get married and have a kid pretty fast, knowing that there was a chance that this was their last year and that they might not have come out of this battle alive. Knowing that the entire fate of the wizarding world ultimately rested on the seventeen-year-old boy that would have to face Lord Voldemort himself.
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Old 10-24-2017, 05:30 PM   #110 (permalink)
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It probably felt rushed because the vast majority of the story did not have them in it. We would just occasionally get updates about their marriage, baby, etc. when they were at the Burrow or when Remus dropped in. Viewing it like that can make it seem rather sudden.

I wasn't too pleased about their demise. Though, I suppose it was fitting as an example of the cold realities of war. They just got a passing line after the first wave of battle stating Harry saw them among the dead.
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I always got the impression that they were in a hurry to start a family the same way the Mr. and Mrs. Weasley said they were during the first wizarding war. I think they were trying to get married and have a kid before it was to late and one of them died or became unable to do so. I doubt they knew that they were both going to die otherwise they likely wouldn't have had Teddy because they wouldn't have wanted for him to grow up without parents. Honestly the whole thing broke my heart, they were some of my favorite charecters and I hated to see them go.
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i def think they should have been in the movie more but they def did good with the book with both of them from what i remember!! love them both!!!!
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I think their deaths were definitely rushed and I want to know how they died!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! But yeah, Teddy sounds more like a younger version of Neville though b/c he was probably raised by Andromeda his grandma. I wasn't expecting a baby so soon though, and Lupin's reaction (wanting to go on the Horcrux hunt) made me suspect that he'd been Imperiused or something!!!!!!! But at least they were together when they died. ♥
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I DO want to know more about Lupin/Tonks though. I DO want to know more about how they died. In hindsight, I can see/pick up on the hints that they might have been dating earlier than I, as a bby in 2007, thought. So I might have to look this up when I get to this part in my re-read of the series, because I'm curious if there was more info released on these two via Pottermore or something. I probably just missed it.

But yeah. I'm still low-key sad that Hufflepuffs (like Tonks) get killed off so frequently by JKR.
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In a way, it was rushed, but it was more due to the situation.
They fell in love and their relationship progressed in a natural way.
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Maybe somewhat. But as we saw with Bill and Fleur "rushing" to get married, as Mrs. Weasley said, people were eloping and what not from fear with Voldemort coming back to power and all. I do wish that their relationship was given a bit more time, maybe if it had started in book 5? But at the same time, their relationship, or whatever there was of it at the time, was happening in the background of book 6. I guess my answer is yes and no??
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It may have seemed sudden and rushed {I admit that I was taken aback with the revelation of their relationship} but then I try to remember that Remus and Tonks were not the focus of the plot. For this reason, their love story would have developed 'behind the scenes'.
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Old 11-28-2020, 06:00 PM   #117 (permalink)
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I dont think it was rushed. The only other married couples we have info on how quickly they were married were all married in a similar time frame. Bill and Fleur and Arthur and Molly.

I like to think Lupin and Tonks met sometime near the time the Order came to escort Harry to #12 GP at the beginning of OotP. Both being apart of the Order and the Order having small ranks, it makes sense that they would have ample opportunity to get acquainted. By that timeline, Lupin and Tonks could have 2 years of courtship from the beginning of OotP to announcing their engagement in DH.
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I agree with what a few people said about the movies rushing things - there was literally NO build up whatsoever in the movies. It was barely even mentioned. Considering how early everyone seems to settle down in the HP universe I think it made sense that their love would grow over the two years they knew each other before getting married. I know plenty of people in real life who get married far more quickly than that!
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As much as the relationship was sweet, it was rushed. There wasn't any kind of build up.

But Pottermore does explain it nicely and sweetly!
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I don't feel that it is rushed. It is a thing that goes on beyond or outside the rest of the story. And, the story is all about Harry Potter. The other different tracks are there to add to it. I don't think I'd have enjoyed it if Joanne had sidetracked all of a sudden to describe how problematic the relationship between Lupin and Tonks was and how she loved him and he loved her but couldn't commit to her due to him being what he was etc and so on.

The death of them felt awkward and stiff though. Lupin's been in the story for a long time and Tonks is also a fleshy character. I think they deserved a better send-off.. But that would have/might have put the story on hold even more and I choose to believe that Rowling cut their deaths out to make the flow better.

But, anyway.. The relationship between Lupin and Tonks was perfect. I can fill in the many blanks and it doesn't have to be in the story. That is very good writing.
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