*****Firstly- this blog is made for those who have finished reading the Harry Potter series. I don’t want anyone to have any information spoiled for them before they read it, no matter how small. I will also be including information on the fairly recent movie Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. ******
A couple of week ago I saw Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them with my friends at the movie theater, and I absolutely loved it!!! Even though it doesn’t actually involve any of the characters from the original Harry Potter, it is a story from the world of the witches and wizards, and it is probably a story that Harry and his friends were taught in their history class.
Seeing this movie made me think more about Tom Marvolo Riddle, the child behind the mask that is Lord Voldemort. The orphan, Credence Barbone, from the movie reminded me somewhat of Tom. Just like Tom, this child had grown up in an orphanage with people who did not care for him. Both of them were lonely, and looking for someone to love and care for them. Once I made this connection, I started to feel more compassionate towards Tom. Yes, Voldemort did horrible things to the Wizard and Muggle world alike, and I’m not saying he was justified for what he had done, but when you think about it, Tom is just a scared little boy. He was tired of people pushing him around. He wanted others to suffer like he had suffered. Why should he be the only one to suffer. When you think about it, many people in real life think this way too. This is sometimes why bullies make fun of and tease others. They just want the hurting to stop and for them to be heard.
So it is safe to say that the movie Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, made me want to know more about Tom Riddle, before he became Lord Voldemort. I thought, What if J.K. Rowling made a book based off of the life of Tom Riddle? I even thought of a name that the book could be called: “I am Lord Voldemort” because this is an anagram for “Tom Marvolo Riddle”. The story would talk about his life as a child, maybe 7 or 8. Then it would jump to his life around the time he was 12 years of age- when he was accepted into Hogwarts. Then the story could jump around into the major events in his time at Hogwarts. Maybe it would end right before he became Lord Voldemort, or it would end with the event that pushed him over the edge. I don’t know, but it should be something like that.
If J.K. Rowling does end up making a book like this(and I hope she does), then it will most likely evolve into the movie world. All of my friends who have read the story of Harry Potter are all similarly intrigued, maybe even more so than me, about Tom Riddle. This (hopefully future) book would most likely even be as famous as Harry Potter, and the only reason not more so, because you would have to read Harry Potter to even know about Tom Riddle.
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-bookworm727 p.s. Don’t be afraid to comment!!!