This obituary-related forum serves as the blog for The Society of Professional Obituary Writers. Please join in the discussion with and ask questions of folks who write about the dead for a living, and others, who study, enjoy, read and/or write obituaries.
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Dumbledore's obituary from "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows"
Dumbledore friend Elphias Doge wrote an obit for the Hogwarts headmaster that was more of a tribute than a straightforward news obit. It was commentary, written from the perspective of an admirer.
In the obit, Doge didn't reveal any secrets that would make Dumbledore or his family seem less than saintly.
At the wedding reception (Bill Weasley marries Fleur Delacour, in case you didn't know), Ron Weasley’s nasty Auntie Muriel says to Doge, "I noticed how you skated over the sticky patches in that obituary of yours."
Doge replies, "I assure you I was writing from the heart."
Sounds familiar, even in the Muggle world.
Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom)
Post a Comment