Thursday, January 8, 2015

Harry Potter Moment of the Week (#24)

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Biggest Betrayal:

Probably the most pivotal betrayal in the series is the one between Wormtail and the Potters.  If Wormtail hadn't betrayed the Potters to Voldemort then the series might not have existed the way it exists now.  Lily and James may have died fighting the fight, or with no great significance other than old age.  If it weren't for Wormtail, Harry could have had parents that lived through the war.  He could have grown a boy with no other significance than him being a wizard.  I'd like to believe that that Harry would have chosen the same friends and made the same choices.  This betrayal is the entire reason these books exist and it's heartbreaking.

1 comment:

  1. I picked the same and (obviously) agree with you completely. Peter's actions set the entire series into motion and every single tragedy involving the Potters, Harry, Sirius...not to mention all the deaths Voldemort caused when Peter helped him come back to life. That's all on Pettigrew to me...and the fact that the Potters thought he was their friend...and trusted him as their secret keeper, breaks my heart more than anything.