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  • Writer's pictureEmily Guo

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2

There’s a scene in the movie that depicts Hedwig’s loyalty to Harry. In the movie, when Harry is running away from Lord Voldemort and the Death Eater, he drinks the Polyjuice Potion to create six other imaginary Harry to confuse the Death Eater. To protect Harry from the spell, Hedwig flies around the real Harry and Hagrid’s motorbike. Unfortunately, she is hit by a burst of green light sent by a Death Eater and dies from the battle.

The movie does a better job illustrating the close relationship between Harry and his owl through this scene. Hedwig is described as an owl that likes freedom, thus enjoys flying in the sky. When she is circulating around Harry, she can totally stay away from the real Harry to avoid being hit by the spell. In contrast, the book described as her death as a coincidence. To me, it seems like her being hit by the spell unwillingly in the cage does not represent her desire for freedom or her loyalty to Harry. Therefore, the director made the character more alive in the movie by showing the audience how loyal Hedwig is to Harry and she is willing to give away her life to save Harry.

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