Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Blogging Challenge - D(obby)

Before I get on with my "D" post, I'm going to give another update on my Ireland trip. On Sunday, we went driving around the area a lot and got to see the bridge from the movie The Quiet Man and also the beautiful Kylemore Abbey.

Monday was somewhat stormy, so we hung close to home and went grocery shopping. Now that was interesting ....

Anybody who knows me, knows that I'm a Harry Potter geek. I've read all the books countless times and in the months prior to the release of the last book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows I spent hours every day online moderating theories on the Leaky Lounge. I was even interviewed on local TV about whether or not I thought Harry would survive (I so nailed that one--as well as Snape's loyalty AND the reason for it).

There are many characters I love in the series, but one of my favorites is Dobby. A lot of people find him irritating or think of him only as comic relief. I feel sorry for people who have only watched the films because they've missed so much of the Dobby character. He was such a funny, quirky, noble little guy. My post today is a Dobby quote from Chamber of Secrets.
"Ah, if Harry Potter only knew!" Dobby groaned, more tears dripping onto his ragged pillowcase. "If he knew what he means to us, to the lowly, the enslaved, we dregs of the magical world! ... "
"Harry Potter survived, and the Dark Lord's power was broken, and it was a new dawn, sir, and Harry Potter shone like a beacon of hope for those of us who thought the Dark days would never end, sir ..."
Sweet, downtrodden little Dobby. A dreg of the magical world. He wouldn't do much to help himself, but he would do anything for Harry.

Even die for him.

Who is your favorite noble character, either in your own work or in the works of others? What characteristics do you think make a character noble?


  1. I agree that Dobby is more likeable in the books! I guess that's true with a lot of character. I like the tough guys who on this inside are sweeties!

  2. For a minute there I thought you were going to talk about one of the characters from Peep Show!

    Glad you are having such a wonderful time!

    Ellie Garratt

  3. Aww, Dobby is fantastic. I love the Harry Potter books. They followed me through half my teenage years, marriage, and two babies before the series was finished.

    Noble characters. Eep. Hmm...I think the characters I appreciate the most for nobility are the underdogs--the ones who you might not have thought as "hero" material, but who end up coming around to surprise you or learn to find courage even if they're terrified.

  4. You're so cute! I enjoyed this post. I love the castle in the first photo! I cried when I read Dobby died. :(

    ♥.•*¨ Elizabeth ¨*•.♥

  5. I loved Dobby too and was sorry that he didn't get much of a spotlight in the films. Such a shame... but then I guess they couldn't have the films be 5 hours long each. LOL

  6. I liked Dobby too. I'd have been fine with 5 hour films. :)

    Love the updates and photos on your Ireland trip!


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