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> I don't get it..., Why does Sirius strangle Harry?
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post Feb 27 2007, 01:05 AM
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i know I've read POA too many times, but there is a part in the book which i still don't understand.

Chapter 17, Cat, Rat and Dogg, page 250

But Black's free hand had found Harry's throat -
'No,' he hissed. 'I've waited too long -'
The fingers tightened, harry chocked, his glasses askew.


if Sirius set out to kill Peter Pettigrew, why does he attempt to strangle Harry? Any ideas?
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post Feb 27 2007, 10:51 AM
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Well I think he did it to more or less restrain Harry. Thinking that Harry would pull back.
Or because Sirius was in "tunnel vision". I mean that he was so obsessed with killing Wormtail that he didn't care who he hurt to get to him.
Well that is what I thought.
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post Mar 2 2007, 06:52 PM
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Well I think he did it to more or less restrain Harry.


I agree! The way I interpreted it was as a way to get Harry to stop attacking him, not to really do Harry any harm.
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post Mar 2 2007, 07:49 PM
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QUOTE(WickedWitchOfTheWest @ Mar 3 2007, 10:22 AM) [snapback]122982[/snapback]
I agree! The way I interpreted it was as a way to get Harry to stop attacking him, not to really do Harry any harm.


I thought that too, but I still don't get why he goes "No, I've waited too long."
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post Mar 3 2007, 12:55 AM
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QUOTE(crmhpfan @ Mar 2 2007, 08:49 PM) [snapback]122984[/snapback]
I thought that too, but I still don't get why he goes "No, I've waited too long."


i think he's saying no to being stopped by harry. i don't think he meant harry harm, but i also think he was too determined to get pettigrew to let even harry stop him.
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post Mar 3 2007, 10:29 AM
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QUOTE(crmhpfan @ Mar 2 2007, 07:49 PM) [snapback]122984[/snapback]
I thought that too, but I still don't get why he goes "No, I've waited too long."

I agree with msricenbeans. that he waited to long to kill wormtail, that no one was going to stop him. He was obsessed with getting revenge on wormtail for him betraying James and Lily and also sending him (Sirius) to prison when he did nothing wrong.
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post Mar 3 2007, 11:23 AM
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QUOTE(msricenbeans @ Mar 2 2007, 11:55 PM) [snapback]122995[/snapback]
he was too determined to get pettigrew to let even harry stop him.


^^^Is the reason why he said he'd waited too long.^^^ (IMG:style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif)
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post Mar 3 2007, 02:38 PM
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wouldn't you be anxious if you'd been in prison for 12 years with nothing but the thought that you were somehow responsible for your best friends death? well sirius was and thats good enough reason to try and get to Wormtail and have nothing get in the way even if that meant trying to get Harry out of the way.....
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post Sep 18 2008, 01:30 PM
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This probably is'nt the reason but another interpretation i have thought up is that Sirius might have known that Harry had James's determination and would want to avenge there death therefor Sirius might have been scared that Harry was wiiling to kill Sirius who until later on was pinned for His parents death and did it to stop himself being killed by Harry.
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post Apr 9 2009, 07:31 PM
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if Sirius set out to kill Peter Pettigrew, why does he attempt to strangle Harry? Any ideas?
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he was trying to stop him from geting in the way.plus he was still recovering from azkiban.and from being upsest with reveng.


im not the best speller
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