Monthly Archives: November 2005

Things wrong with the Goblet of Fire

Well, here it goes. I saw the goblet of fire recently and here are my takes:

  • 1. Since when did Dumbledore announce the Triwizard tournament after the respective schools have arrived?
  • 1. Since when did Harry get tampled in the crowd in the World Cup?
  • 2. Harry saw Batry Crouch Junior? When? Where was Winki? Dobby?
  • 3. Why did Barty Crouch come all over the place? He was supposed to have disappeared! That was integral for the plot. The Barty Crouch was fighting back the imperiuc curse and was thus locked in his house. Afterall, he is the Minister of Magic. He must have some power!
  • 4. Since when did the hungarian horntail escape from his chain. C’mon if he does, dont the organisers have a big problem if something wrong happens? And, she is a nexting mother! Common sense tells us that nesting mothers NEVER leave their nests unguarded!
  • 5. Nevill Longbottom give the gillyweed!! Neville!! The reason why Mad Eye Moody gave the book to Neville and Potter goes not ask him shows the adolescence pride in Harry. The pride which all teenagers have. The pride which says ‘I can do it alone!’. Isnt the movie breaking the whole thing?

The worst for the last: Dubledore!!!!

Is Dubledore that young that he cannot even get used to his robes??? why does he keep holding the robkes on his left side and pulling it up?? And why oh why does he go running all over the place? Age and wisdom are supposed to give majesty. Dumbledore is supposed to be majestic! With a deep voice, every word deliberately uttered; every action taken note off. This Dumbledore appeared frivilous to say the least. not at all impressive.

Snape was the odd but welcome character here. Especially his part on directing Harry’s and Ron’s heads back to the potions book. Agreed, hie hatred of Potter is supposed to be too great to give up this opportunity to humiliate Harry but still he was welcome and added some light-hearted comedy to the heavy movie.

Overall the movie was not impressive. Agreed, every person would have their own intrepretation of written words and imagine their characters to their tastes. Still, except for the action, the characters where not impressive.

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Education

What is education? My dad told me this anectode recently.


Veenu, Imagine Education as a lamp. It lights and gives a bright glow. However, one must make use of the rays emitted by this lamp isnt it? One must avoid the ditches; clear the cobwebs; sweep of the dust, the lamp allows you to see, but to do them is up to the individual.

Whats the point of the lamp if your still going to walk without seeing and fall in the drain? If your still going to keep the house filthy?

Thus, make use of the education you have gained to make a better life for youself and others around you. Life and learning does not stop with education: in fact it starts with education. Let noble thoughts come from all sides. Learn from what the people around you have to observe. See what the world at large has in it which is worth taking. And most improtant of all, remember that this education is going to get you no where. You know you cannot come to any great level and all the emperors of yesterday are mamories and bones and sand of today. Thus, one day or another, everyone is going to die. Thats the only certainlity of life. Remember that and live life.

Now, thats called philosophy.