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masterofmystery 02-18-2010 06:11 PM

J.K. Rowling explains Grindelwald & Dumbledore's relationship + Draco's wand transfer
 
J.K. Rowling elaborated greatly on Gellert Grindelwald's relationship with Albus Dumbledore in the Harry Potter series in an interview, stating that while Dumbledore did have romantic feelings for his former friend, they were never reciprocated. Jo also went on to explain why she chose to have Harry and Draco's wand transfer in the final book (thus making Harry the true owner of the Elder Wand), Deathly Hallows, as uneventful as possible, and how significant that choice was.

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JKR: [re: Grindelwald] I think he was a user and a narcissist and I think someone like that would use it, would use the infatuation. I don't think that he would reciprocate in that way, although he would be as dazzled by Dumbledore as Dumbledore was by him, because he would see in Dumbledore, 'My God, I never knew there was someone as brilliant as me, as talented as me, as powerful as me. Together, we are unstoppable!' So I think he would take anything from Dumbledore to have him on his side.
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I wanted to ask you about that, because Grindelwald resembles - the golden curls, the first person I thought of was Lucifer.
JKR:
Mm-hm. So you can call it a fraternal bond, but I think it makes it more tragic for Dumbledore. I also think it makes Dumbledore a little less culpable. I see him as fundamentally a very intellectual, brilliant and precocious person whose emotional life was absolutely subjugated to the life of the mind - by his choice - and then his first foray into the world of emotion is catastrophic and I think that would forevermore stun that part of his life and leave it stultified and he would be, what he becomes. That's what I saw as Dumbledore's past. That's always what I saw was in his past. And he keeps a distance between himself and others through humour, a certain detachment and a frivolity of manner.

But he's also isolated by his brain. He's isolated by the fact he knows so much, guesses so much, guesses correctly. He has to play his cards close to his chest because he doesn't want Voldemort to know what he suspects. Terrible to be Dumbledore, really, by the end he must have thought it would be quite nice to check out and just hope that everything works out well. [Laughter.]
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Because he's set up this massive chess game -
JKR:
Mm, this massive chess game. But I said to Arthur, my American editor - we had an interesting conversation during the editing of seven - the moment when Harry takes Draco's wand, Arthur said, God, that's the moment when the ownership of the Elder wand is actually transferred? And I said, that's right. He said, shouldn't that be a bit more dramatic? And I said, no, not at all, the reverse. I said to Arthur, I think it really puts the elaborate, grandiose plans of Dumbledore and Voldemort in their place. That actually the history of the wizarding world hinged on two teenage boys wrestling with each other. They weren't even using magic. It became an ugly little corner tussle for the possession of wands. And I really liked that - that very human moment, as opposed to these two wizards who were twitching strings and manipulating and implanting information and husbanding information and guarding information, you know?

Ultimately it just came down to that, a little scuffle and fistfight in the corner and pulling a wand away.

eblankenship2 02-18-2010 06:21 PM

gotta love Jo. Rowling :)

veggie_potter 02-18-2010 06:22 PM

Brilliant! I am OBSESSED with Dumbledore, so I love having this extra information! Poor Dumbledore. I feel sooo bad for him. I wish he could have found a mate. Grindewald, the meany! :( Interesting stuff about wand though. I decided that if I was in the wizarding world, I'd study wand lore because its just so fascinating! I love Jo!

astoriagreengrass:) 02-18-2010 06:24 PM

Luv Jo forever..........awesome:tongue:

PatInTheHat 02-18-2010 06:27 PM

Joe is freakin brilliant!!

harita 02-18-2010 06:28 PM

Brilliant as ever Jo...loved the interview...and the thing about wands i had to re-read it carefully to fully understand the depth and the connections...man...she wrote it wonderfully...that was really cool...

Ga.b. 02-18-2010 06:29 PM

Amazaing!!!!I love you Jo!!
Brilliant!!! :)

Patronus Charm 02-18-2010 06:44 PM

i love the way the wand was obtained by Harry...nothing flashy...just subdued as it should be...

Paint.the.Limelight 02-18-2010 06:46 PM

Gotta love Jo. She's got a brilliant mind.

Lottiepot 02-18-2010 06:55 PM

That's cool. She is an amazing Author tho isn't she!?!

BonnieGinnyfan 02-18-2010 06:57 PM

Jo is sooo amazing!!! :D

Jojogali 02-18-2010 07:28 PM

Amazing interview as always. I just wish I could be in her brain for an hour. It must be madness :P

Bookworm 02-18-2010 07:31 PM

I love Jo!She is so smart,realy.. <3

Moriarty 02-18-2010 08:01 PM

I JUST LOVE JKR
x)

Poisonedbyyou 02-18-2010 08:07 PM

I so loved those explanations! Thank you so much to JK Rowling. I always enjoy any extra info on the stories!

bonnieginnyfan1 02-18-2010 08:14 PM

Jo is the best!!!!

Lily-Luna 02-18-2010 08:34 PM

Jo, you are awesome!!!! :bow:

I can´t believe how she came up with the whole wands stuff, she´s brilliant!

I love u, Jo!!! :wizard:

tomj321 02-18-2010 08:35 PM

wow very very interesting! I love you JK you just added yet more depth to my fave character Dumbledore. Just shows there is always a little bit more you can read into Harry Potter.

#1_harry_potter_fan_22 02-18-2010 09:06 PM

That's interesting. It's always nice to hear more about the whole Hrry POtter univrse from Jo :)

DanialRadFAN01 02-18-2010 09:13 PM

Yay!! It's been so long to hear from Jo! :woot:

I'm glad she elaborated on this situation because when she first mentioned it to us, I was a little confused but this clears somethings up! :P

Love you Jo! :glomp:

Voldetemps 02-18-2010 09:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Melissa Anelli
I wanted to ask you about that, because Grindelwald resembles - the golden curls, the first person I thought of was Lucifer.

o_O Too many History of Art lectures...

hermionesclone 02-18-2010 09:28 PM

Wow! That's nice to know. And Grindelwald resembling Lucifer?! I feel so stupid for not noticing that before! But now i think about it... Wow! Good on Jo!

PotterFan91 02-18-2010 09:41 PM

Awesome interview!! I love Jo!!

Agus Weasley 02-18-2010 09:51 PM

Jo, you're really a genious!!

Padfoot7 02-18-2010 10:07 PM

"The moment when Harry takes Draco's wand, Arthur said, God, that's the moment when the ownership of the Elder wand is actually transferred? And I said, that's right. He said, shouldn't that be a bit more dramatic? And I said, no, not at all, the reverse. I said to Arthur, I think it really puts the elaborate, grandiose plans of Dumbledore and Voldemort in their place. That actually the history of the wizarding world hinged on two teenage boys wrestling with each other."

I really liked this, because it is so true. The whole fate of the wizarding world ended up depending on those two boys, which is really quite ironic. JKR has such a fantastic sense of humour. :P I love the fact the we got an interview from her again. :)


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