From seeing the previous movies, we know Harry (or Daniel Radcliffe) has just lost Sirius. Therefore, we can predict that throughout this movie he will be trying to deal with the loss of one of his only family members left.
Diagon Alley has lost its charm and happiness. Ollivander was taken by Death Eaters and now the Wesley twins’ (Oliver and James Phelps) shop is really the only one left. “Fred said people need a laugh these days.” With so much destruction around, this one shop is the left to make people happy.
The next major scene we see when someone loses is when Hermione (Emma Watson) and the rest of the class lose “liquid luck”. Hermione is not accustom to losing in the classroom; she is not happy about it.
When Ron (Rupert Grint) tries out for the Quidditch team, he is not very good. So, Hermione, being the talented witch she is, helps him out by causing the other guy to mess up and lose his spot on the team.
There is also the feeling of loss when it comes to love and affection throughout this movie. Hermione feels sad when she loses Ron to Lavender (Jessie Cave). Harry also feels it when he sees Ginny (Bonnie Wright) with other boys.
We almost lose Ron completely when he drinks the poisoned mead. However, Harry’s “quick thinking” brings him back.
Also, we see Malfoy (Tom Felton) slowing losing his mind because of the task Voldemort gave him. He kills the bird in the cabinet. None of his poisoned or cursed items reach Dumbledore (Michael Gambon). He doesn’t think he can do what was instructed by his master.
Even Hagrid (Robbie Coltrane) loses his “oldest friend”, Aragog. Then, Slughorn (Jim Broadbent) tells about how he knew he had lost Lily Potter. The fish, Francis, she had given him died when she died. Tremendous death surrounds this film and story.
The biggest and hardest loss of all in this movie is when Snape (Alan Rickman) kills Dumbledore. It is hard for all of our favorite characters to cope with, not only his death but at whose hand it occurred.
The hero needs to face loss to really understand what he has in the moment (friends, knowledge, skill). Without loss, nothing truly has weight or meaning.
As usual, I can’t find much analysis of this movie. However, I did find some stuff on the book. Have a look.
And as it happens, today is actually Dobby’s birthday! So, happy birthday dear Dobby. Check out some drawings of him at Pottermore.
Thank you for reading. See you on the 4th for some Sandlot action!