Great fiction is full of hidden meaning and surprises, and J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series is no exception. Though the series has long since finished, Rowling and her fans continue to talk about the secrets and surprises within the books. Now one Reddit user has added a curious new theory to that discussion.
Reddit user iShootWithaCamera has an interesting idea that connects two seemingly unrelated parts of the Harry Potter saga: the infamous Dursleys and the Deathly Hallows. The Deathly Hallows, of course, are the three highly powerful magical objects in the Harry Potter series. The Elder Wand, Resurrection Stone, and Cloak of Invisibility play an important role towards the end of the series, but iShootWithaCamera suggests that they’re prefigured far earlier in the saga – though the Dursleys.
The Dursleys give Harry a Christmas present three times while he attends school, and then never give him another one. iShootWithaCamera believes that each of the three gifts represents one of the three pieces of the Deathly Hallows. Here’s an excerpt from the full Reddit post:
First Year: The Dursleys sent Harry a fifty-pence piece, a representation of the Resurrection Stone.
Second Year: The Dursleys sent Harry a toothpick, a representation of the Elder Wand.
Fourth Year: The Durselys sent Harry a single tissue, a representation of the Invisibility Cloak.
As you might expect, this theory is causing some lively debate among the Potter megafans over at r/harrypotter. Does this reveal some secret connection? Is it just foreshadowing? Or is this all too much of a stretch?
Maybe someone can get J.K. Rowling to spill some more secrets on Twitter. Until then, we’ll just have to debate!
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