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27 June 2004 @ 01:37 pm
Two Random Harry Potter Things  
I've been re-reading the last three books this week, and two random things have been bouncing around in my brain.

1. Why are all of the Hogwarts teachers single? No husband/wife/lover is mentioned for any of them (except Hagrid & Mme. Maxime) but you would think that out of such a group of intelligent, powerful wizards there'd be at least one with a romantic life! Am I the only one who thinks it is rather bizarre?

2. The school uniforms in the first two movies, and the street clothes in the third movie, bug me just a bit. Wizards are always described as wearing robes, and I always fancied the robe to basically be a long-sleeved dress with a hole in the top for your head. Y'know, your typical Merlin kinda thing. (I just googled 'wizard' to find an image, I have no idea where that Wizard's from.) In the fourth book it makes it very clear that adult Wizards have no idea how to dress like a Muggle, and all sorts of fashion mishaps occur as a result. Ron & other students from all-Wizard family also have very little knowledge about the Muggle world. Am I the only one who thinks it very weird that Hogwarts would have cute li'l school uniforms, just like Muggle children? The kids were running all over the place in trendy jeans and t-shirts during the third movie. If the kids are that aware of fashion, then why wouldn't the parents (who probably buy the kids their clothes) also be aware?

Just wonderin'...
Current Mood: curiouscurious
Meglosexthexgirl on June 27th, 2004 04:58 pm (UTC)
Well Hermoine & Harry both know about muggle clothes and by the third book I am sure Ron does too. Also I rather like the uniforms because it is like a uniform but then they wear the black flowing robes over it.
Jilljelloink on June 27th, 2004 05:34 pm (UTC)
1) I don't think they get out much, being teachers at a boarding school. All they have was summer. And if they did meet someone I don't think they'd be allowed to just bring them back to Hogwarts (assuming they marry) with them. Sure, they could meet in Hogsmeade, but really, who wants a bunch of jeering kids around?

2) Well, a good majority of them are Muggleborn or half-blood wizards, given the constant whinging by the purebloods about their dying breed. So it could be that. Also, I think Dumbledore would be aware of the habits of muggles, being all wise and stuff, so maybe he designed them? Brought them into the 20th century?
Suzik00kaburra on June 28th, 2004 07:59 am (UTC)
I like the Dumbledore theory quite well. As he is quite aware of the different Muggle eventshe would have to be the one who instituted those uniforms. And if he's the one who brought them about, that explains why none of the other wizards know how to dress properly. Fab response. :)
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Jilljelloink on June 27th, 2004 11:44 pm (UTC)
So now pants are ridiculous? What?
Leishu Lininu_ranma on June 29th, 2004 02:30 pm (UTC)
My theory is that it's one big happy harem!