Friday, September 2, 2011

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Q. If you could change the ending of any book (or series), which book would you choose? Why and to what?

NOTE: Contains SPOILERS!

Jeez, what a hard question! Seriously, not a lot comes to mind! Um, um, um...

Well, a couple of weeks ago I said I'd like to save Severus Snape in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, so I guess that applies here too. I'm not saying I don't love Rowling's ending - because I do, and would never change it - but for the sake of answering this question Harry and gang don't just hide and listen as Snape gets killed, but storm in wands blazing! Doesn't have to amount to much other than saving Snape. This does have the pleasant result of Snape having to teach more Potter's in the future though!! But see the hiccup is that then we'd never get the revelations about Snape from his memories, because Merlin knows he would never share them given the choice, and I can't decide how to rewrite the rest of the story. Just having Snape tell Harry to go die by Voldemort's hand seriously loses a lot of the book's greatness, yeah?

You know, another just occurred to me. I'd change the ending of Romeo & Juliet for sure! Who needs the tragedy?! Not me! Why couldn't the Friar be waiting for Juliet to wake up by her side the whole time? Hello? As if there was really an absolute set timeline for when she'd wake up! 3 hours, pish! Just stay with her, damn you, Friar Laurence! This way, someone would have been there to stop Romeo - read: slap some sense into him! - when that bloody letter didn't get to him. Of course, there's still the matter of Paris, but I'm sure he could have been shooed off. Never has an ending frustrated me more! Just a couple of simple changes and BAM! The ending the Friar planned all along! No woe, just happily ever after!

What do you think? What ending would you change and how?

18 comments:

  1. I have mixed feelings about Romeo and Juliet. An epic love story that turned tragic. I agree. IT would be better if the ending was changed!

    -Kat
    http://katmuntser-reviews.blogspot.com/

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  2. Hi, new follower here for the hop. I would like to know what happend in Harry Potter between the end and the epilogue. Seriouly, I think we deserve more!

    http://readingwabc.blogspot.com

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  3. I agree that Harry Potter would be really different if Snape was saved. I don't think the ending would be as emotional or powerful if we didn't learn about Snape's past through his memories, but that it just what I think. Also, Romeo and Juliet was frustrating, but I think the tragic ending is what made is so popular. Nice answer! Feel free to check out my FF here. New follower!

    Rumana @ Relook the Book

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  4. Romeo and Juliet... I total hate that ending. :)

    I'm a new follower. Have a great weekend!

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  5. I am a new follower!
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  6. Hopping through. I think Snape needed to die, but I would have loved to see him live. Too see if he and Harry could build some kind of relationship. Maybe Snape would have always hated him.
    My Hop

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  7. Thanks for stopping by, new follower! I kind of would have liked Snape to live too, but his death and what we found out made me not hate him, so it probably had to be that way. I have to say you have my dream job and live in the one place I really want to visit before I die! Glad to be following you!

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  8. Oh Romeo and Juliet for REAL! :D Thanks for visiting my blog and following! I'm following you back. :)

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  9. @Katharyn Yeah, me too! It wouldn't be what it is if changed I suppose, but still, I'd love that happy ending! ;-)

    Thanks for commenting!

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  10. @Liza
    I understand that, Liza! Though personally, I just always want more Harry Potter period! ;-)

    Thanks so much for following!

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  11. @Rumana Exactly right, Rumana. Snape, Romeo and Juliet definitely had to die for their stories to be what they are, no matter how sad! :-(

    Thanks heaps for following, I really appreciate it!

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  12. @Annie @ TheBookHour Haha, thanks Annie! How can you not?! ;-)

    Thanks for following!!

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  13. @Emma Michaels Hi Emma!

    Thanks so much, I'll definitely check your blog out. Sounds great! :-D

    Thank you for following my blog too, I appreciate it!

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  14. @Alison Can Read Yeah, I wonder too what might have happened had Snape lived...I don't think he could have ever truly formed a relationship with Harry though, at least not beyond what they already had! The story would certainly not be the same if he hadn't died too. It just makes me sad, though. :-(

    Thanks so much for stopping by!

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  15. @Lisa Mandina Hi Lisa, thanks so much for following! I hope one day you can visit Australia, it's gorgeous, that's for sure. :-D

    I agree, Snape dying was a catalyst for a lot, and it wouldn't have worked the way it did if he'd lived. Still, I dream! ;-)

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  16. @Molli @ Once Upon a Prologue I can't help but be a sucker for happy endings! ;-)

    Thanks for following, Molli!

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  17. I would've been nice for Snape to have lived, but I think it made his character more poignant to die just as Harry, Ron, and Hermione found out the truth about him.

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  18. @Jenni Elyse That's true, Jenni. Sadly, Snape's death did make the book all it was.

    Thanks for commenting!

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