Anyone We Know Dead?


The quote is a bit reminiscent of when Hermione spots in the Daily Prophet (OP25) that Broderick Bode was killed by Devil's Snare in St. Mungo's--which they saw delivered to him in the guise of a Christmas present (OP22), but which they did not identify as Devil's Snare, despite their familiarity with it.  Bode was an Unspeakable for the Department of Mysteries, and his name was a familiar one in the Weasley household (OP7).

The quote also has a similar energy to when the trio overhear Ted Tonks talking with Griphook, Dean Thomas, and Dirk Cresswell along the riverbank, and Ron jumps to conclusions about his family's well-being.

"Yeah, I get it, you don't care!  And what about the rest of my family, 'the Weasleys don't need another kid injured,' did you hear that?" (DH15)

This argument, exacerbated by Ron's contact with the locket Horcrux and generally low morale, led Ron to leave Harry and Hermione for a time.


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