Friday, October 26, 2007

Dumbledore - a wizard and gay!

For good grief! Dumbledore is homosexual? As a point of inquiry - just how does that advance the story of Harry Potter and the kids at Hogwarts? Pah-leeze! I suppose when you've made multi-billions on books you've written you can attribute characterizations to your characters as you like. But J.K., be honest now. Did you decide to bow to PC before or after the billions came rolling in? Or did you slip in that totally unimportant "fact" in after the money had come in? From Witchcraft Closeted: "Just when you thought it was safe to immerse kids in books about witchcraft, J.K. Rowling has to succumb to political correctness and 'out' Hogwarts Headmaster Albus Dumbledore. "This is well after the fact, of course. Her seven Harry Potter books have sold more than 450 million copies and made her a billionaire. So why make Dumbledore, a beloved authority figure to millions of kids, out to be homosexual? "No one can plumb Rowling's motives except God Almighty. Some suggest that her announcement last Friday at Carnegie Hall is merely a promotional ploy. ... "The media are acting in concert, barely able to disguise their cheerleading." — Robert H. Knight, writing "Dumbledoring Down the Culture," Wednesday in ~~~~~~~~~~~~ I don't hold with book burning but those books are thousands of pages, surely a few pages could be spared to light warm winter first. I jest of course... And would the Harry Potter series have made as much money if we'd know that "Warlock Wizard" bats for the home team? So very gratuitous...and so very unnecceary...


Anonymous Jensen said...

I found an interesting survey that discusses Rowling outing Dumbledore, its definitely worth a look.

7:20 PM  
Blogger ligneus said...

I haven't read the Potter books so have no idea why so much is made of them but in any case this would put me off reading them. Now Ursula K LeGuinn's Earthsea books, there's something worth reading.

11:47 AM  
Blogger Beach Girl said...

Thanks for comments. I suppose I have a different view on issues when it comes to literature or, in this case, story-telling as an art.

If it does not advance the story, leave it out. At no time and in no place does Rowling portray Dumbledore as homosexual. His "sexual" preference is totally insignificant to the story. He is not hitting on the students or the faculty or the animals for that matter. Actually, for my part, Rowling's "outing" of Dumbledore now - after the billions have been made and the story is at an end - is way beneath her and the good her series has done for our youth. Setting the witchcraft aside which is found in the Chronicles of Nardia as well as in The Lord of the Rings and is a well-tried method to advance good over evil, Rowling's work has help an entire generation of our youth to learn to read and to enjoy reading - independent of the public schools generally to have our kids march lock-step into socialist ideology and the grandeur of multiculturalism and "moral" equivalency.

I'll check out the links. Thanks.

8:38 AM  
Anonymous Jake A. Wheat said...

It could have been much worse, she could have made Dumbledore a "conservative," and the whole world would have went to hell.

- Jake A. Wheat

2:53 AM  
Blogger Beach Girl said...

Jake, thanks for making me laugh right out loud!

8:51 AM  

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