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GF6: Foreshadowing – Lovegoods and Apparition

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GF6: Foreshadowing – Lovegoods and Apparition

In this Harry Potter Lexicon Minute I will discuss the sixth chapter of Goblet of Fire: The Portkey.

When I discovered the Harry Potter Lexicon years ago, one of the things I loved most about the website were the chapter discussions. From each book, the Lexicon has descriptions per chapter of what happens. These include favorite lines, the date on which events take place, interesting facts with additional notes from Steve VanderArk and other fans, and links to things and people mentioned in other books. I still highly recommend the chapter discussions, as you can read them within five minutes each. They provided me with one problem, however: it is hard to know what is left to discuss from this chapter on this Harry Potter Lexicon Minute!

One surprising element of this chapter is the mention of the Lovegoods going to the Quidditch World Cup. According to Amos Diggory, they went a week earlier. So I guess they had cheaper tickets, like Arthur Weasley explains. We do not actually meet Luna or Xenophilius Lovegood at the World Cup, but at least Luna seems to have some love for the game. Remember the lion hat she wears for the matches against Slytherin, in Order of the Phoenix and Half Blood Prince? However, it seems paying attention to the details of the match is not really her forte… I still love her “Loser’s Lurgy”! But for those who wondered where they had heard the name Lovegood before, when reading the Order of the Phoenix: this is the chapter!

Also, when Arthur explained Apparition to Harry in this chapter, it says: “Harry had a sudden vision of a pair of legs and an eyeball lying abandoned on the pavement of Privet Drive.” Upon re-reading the book, I thought that was a nice bit of foreshadowing to the leg and eyeball that would be separated from their fake host in chapter 35!

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In the Harry Potter Lexicon Minute podcast you’ll hear the voices of our editors sharing some of the many little things which delight us about the Wizarding World. In each podcast, just a couple of minutes in length, we’ll talk about anything from cool trivia and interesting canon passages to the latest Wizarding World news. We hope you’ll join us! And we’d love to hear from you as well. Feel free to use the comment section on the blogpost for each podcast to post your thoughts.

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In the Harry Potter Lexicon Minute podcast you’ll hear the voices of our editors sharing some of the many little things which delight us about the Wizarding World. In each podcast, just a couple of minutes in length, we’ll talk about anything from cool trivia and interesting canon passages to the latest Wizarding World news. We hope you’ll join us! And we’d love to hear from you as well. Feel free to use the comment section on the blogpost for each podcast to post your thoughts.

Special thanks go to Felicia Cano who gave us permission to use her amazing artwork of Hermione reading a book for the logo, which was created by Kim B.

Check out the PodBean app here

And if you want to create a podcast of your own, check out PodBean's hosting service.

Music: "Winter Chimes" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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