I enjoyed The Cursed Child……But






I had recently completed reading Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, and I found it enjoyable. I felt that all the characters were well characterized, and I loved the friendship between Albus and Scorpius. The angst Albus had was well-written, and their adventures with the Time-Turner were enjoyable, though a bit iffy. I mean, if time-turners were so easy to procure that Draco Malfoy had an illegal one with him all the time,then the history of the world would have been changed over a hundred times. But then, there were such minor flaws in the original series as well, so I chose to ignore it. It was fun to read, and I still haven’t gotten over the horror of a world with Umbridge as the Hogwarts Headmistress. I also thought Minister Hermione was amazing.

But one character that made me so effing angry was DELPHI.Not the character herself, but the fact that she was VOLDEMORT’S DAUGHTER.

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Seriously, after nine years, that was the plot twist? Something that over a hundred teenage fanfic writers had come up with? Something so unoriginal?

And not just a child. A child with BELLATRIX.

To be honest, I wasn’t very pleased when Rowling confirmed the theory that Bellatrix was in love with Voldemort. I had always seen Bellatrix as a strong female villain, who did the things she did because of her own cruelty and her deep-seated beliefs, not for her love of a man. However, even if you leave that and accept that she was indeed infatuated, the idea that Voldemort actually had sex with her is against everything I believed about Voldemort. He was after only one thing-power. In my opinion, nothing else would have held any appeal to him-not love, not sex. 

I enjoyed reading it, but I refuse to believe it is canon. I’ll think of it as an interesting fanfic forever.


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