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Mark Atwood
I'm starting my listen to Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. In re my previous observation about the lack of brains of the people in the story, here is my next observation.

If it's CRITICALLY important that someone do something, and it's something they would rather not do (stay with their unsufferable uncle and aunt, ferex), EXPLAIN WHY.

Mindless obedience is idiocy. Expecting mindless obedience is moronic. Demanding mindless obedience ought to get one thrown into a fire.

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Current Music: HP5 Chapter 2

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jezel From: jezel Date: August 13th, 2005 01:11 am (UTC) (Link)
If it's any consolation, Dumbledore agrees with you and apologizes at the end of the book.
From: ex_tepes85 Date: August 13th, 2005 01:14 am (UTC) (Link)
But at that point in the book Rowling didn't know why he needed to go back...
timill From: timill Date: August 13th, 2005 06:20 am (UTC) (Link)
Mindless obedience is what we expect from children. We don't get it, of course, at least not from 15-year-olds, which is about Harry's age in OotP.
amythis From: amythis Date: August 13th, 2005 01:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
If Dumbledore et al hadn't asked for mindless obedience, we wouldn't have gotten the splendor that is drama-queen!Harry.
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