Why we all have to read the new J.K Rowling script The cursed child
Pressure, Grammar , and Problems
First, the book is not in the same format as the rest of her stories for the Harry Potter series which makes reading it fairly simple. We all know about the new movie coming out that has nothing to do with Harry Potter. But just like children who are staring at loads of ice cream flavors we have a hard time as fans deciding what we want. If we are getting a movie, we want our cherry on the top as well in the form of a book. Let me start with reminding everyone, The cursed child is a play not a book. A lot of the times plays are not as outspoken as a book is. If you think about she has to pick, and chose what we read about knowing we already heard about certain events from the book series. The pressure on her to give us an exciting story about Harry and Ginny is huge. We want to hear so much about these two lives after Lord Voldemort dies that it drives us insane. If you are a die hard fan like me you probably dove for the book the minute it was placed on shelves. Reviews are not everything. I should remind everyone that people read what they want to read regardless of what other people say. I mean Twilight made millions somehow. If you are a die hard fan you will pick this script up without shame.
Alright, I will admit I have only read the first couple pages which have lead me to some form of confusion as a die hard fan. I’ve been an avid clicker on pottermore before and after the change of the site. I’m a ravenclaw by nature if that matters. In my experience, It is the first couple pages that capture our interest and delight us into a new story. We must remember that the story was guided by J.K Rowling and not written by her. ( Ahh...so the play was just guided by the wonderful writing genius. ) We can’t judge it quite as harshly as we want to.
My first impression is that the story creates a perfect mode from the very last Harry Potter book -the half blood prince. We start in the play with Harry meeting Hermione and Ron with his children right in King crosses railway. This is exactly where the half-blood prince ends. ( Honestly, the ending to half blood prince made me yearn to see his children grow up but we gather that the story of Harry Potter himself has ended sadly. Thus, we have after so many years been given a gift. The tale of his children.) If there is one thing we know for sure The Cursed Child is not Harry Potter or any of his children. I will not divulge into who the cursed child is yet because that comes as a spoiler that happens quite early, and I would rather have you sift through the pages for that answer. I will say that the first few pages of the play will spark if you are a grammar Nazi some form of rage. ( I can proudly say I am no Nazi grammar. But this highly bothered me) I was reading through the pages when I noticed the writers preferred to use runs rather than ran. I get that it is a play but if you're thinking reactionary ...most actors understand that ran to someone would be the action they have to do. I just found that an odd error in the book as I was reading the first few pages.
Secondly, I will honestly say I have no idea how Malfoy’s son can even be considered Lord Voldemort's child. If you are anything like me...the very idea of someone's time traveling in Harry Potter is rather bonkers. If you ask me...we don’t need to know about this rumor unless it is true. Which...if it was written by J.K Rowling the rumor would be eluded to not said in the play. It grinds my gears to even think about the possibility of Lord Voldemort having a child. He was like god awful old. Can you imagine him having a child at the same time Harry does? HA...I can’t even consider that unless the child is his Grandchild. Oh the plot twist. But alas, we know Rowling and her rumors are usually just a tad bit over stretched if not true.
RON: So you’re telling me that the whole of history rests on… Neville Longbottom? This is wild.
– Act Three, Scene Seven
Let me real, I have not read past the first few pages so there is hardly any spoilers I can dish out. However, Rose who is Hermione's child is already invoking hitting Albus Potter as if their friendship is already made. I would say, they probably did get that close before he even got on the train due to the closeness of their parents. We are lacking some major detail though right away. My rant here is that I would expect there to be some form of hint that Hermione and Ron visit Harry a lot. But there is not that much of a hint. The script is all in focus on the children.Which is why we need to read it. I would like to say we can not read it but the play is not a movie script, and no one knows how long the play will done for. Plus, who wants to watch a play without the original cast in it? It’s a far stretch to say but the shoes to fill are kinda big.
My reason for picking up the script was because chances of seeing the play are less than zero. Plus, if I want to truly see what happens after the story ends this is the best way to end that hype. However, are we going to enjoy reading this in script form rather than book form? I frankly would've loved to see her spin this off as a story even if it was done in periodicals short stories. I can rant for days about how the first few pages enraged, enraptured me, and held me to the pages like glue...or I can wait another two weeks and explain to you all why we will never see this series die, and how J.K Rowling is one of the best secret humanists I know, and one of the few muses of a writer that i know.
Anyways, my future posts will be another chapter for Into The Gray, another post for beyond that place which is a serial story, a post about the hottest Chinese Olympic swimmer, and a post about some hot Erotica that I need to play around with. But for now...enjoy this video...and please like, share, and spread the word that I am here. Thank you.
- ROSE: The rumor is that [Scorpius] is Voldemort’s son, Albus.
It’s probably rubbish. I mean… look, you’ve got a nose.
– Act One, Scene Three