Harry me softly with his song… on Harry Potter as a Horcrux

It came to me like a blot from the blue – in the last HP installment (year 7 – title yet to be named) we will follow Harry, Ron, and Herimone (aka the Wizarding Scooby Gang) through the past narrative topography of the last 6 books (Diagon alley, the Dursleys, Tom Riddle’s shack, etc) in a race against the clock to destroy the 4 Horcruxes in order to bring Voldemort to mortality and end him once and for all. They will find 3 but still need 1 more – and then we find that the scar on Harry’s forehead is more than a remnant of a past encounter – it is a piece of Voldemort’s soul emblazoned into the one person no one would suspect (“Your scar is legend. As of course, is the wizard who gave it to you” – Lucius Malfoy in Chamber of Secrets; “How is it that a baby with no extraordinary magical talent was able to defeat the greatest wizard of all time? How did you escape with nothing but a scar, while Lord Voldemort’s powers were destroyed?” – Tom Riddle from Chamber of Secrets) . In a rather Christological turn (pre-figured in the Gandalf/Obi-Wan kenotic typologies of a mentor modeling what a pupil must do for himself – lose yourself to find yourself) Harry will die at the hands of Voldemort in order that Voldemort may be at last vanquished by…. Draco Malfoy!

You heard it here first….

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