This started out as a Google Doc for personal use, but I might as well share it with you since the internet is awesome and chances are there are other lit freaks like me out there! + Masterposts are the best
Romantic Chronology http://www.english.ucsb.edu:591/rchrono/ The Voice of the Shuttle, Romanticism pages http://vos.ucsb.edu/ –> literature (in English)–> Romantics–> a wealth of links to many resources
After years of gushing about how touching this, I realised something that makes it so much worse.
Think about this for a moment. Think about how hard it must have been for him to say those words.
‘He’s not your son.’
Like no no no, Molly, this is my Harry. My kid. James and Lily’s son from his appearance right down to the way he writes the alphabet and protects his enemies. I’ve known the kid literally since he was born. I know what James and Lily wanted for him. They’d want him to know what he’s getting into. They’d want him to know that we trust him. And Lily would skin me alive if I let her son face the “chosen one” scenario without knowing what it means. James and Lily Potter gave their lives as a result of this Prophecy and you’re telling me they would want to keep him in the dark? He is my godson, Molly. I would do anything to keep him safe. I’m the one Harry wrote to nearly every day for months and I know what he needs. I know what happened in the damned graveyard. I know what Harry’s been through and I know what his parents would want us to do. HE’S. NOT. YOUR. SON.
‘He’s not your son,’ said Sirius quietly.
Sirius is canonically the sort of person who’d get increasingly louder and angrier over the course of an argument. But no. Molly wants Harry to be a child. Her child. And all he can think of is Lily. Her grit. Her principles. The way she’d have laid the truth out before Harry and then taken him out to a Quidditch game or something.
He never gets to say any of that. There’s Molly’s below-the-belt Azkaban taunt and Sirius just retreats into his guilt about not actually being there for Harry… not being able to protect him last year… not keeping James and Lily safe.
Good news: All of my exams are done and I already know I passed three of them. I’m still waiting for the last two results.
While I’m technically on holidays now, I still have to finish a project for my linguistics seminar. As you can see, I’m working on that right now. It’s raining outside anyway, so I’m not really missing out on anything.
22.11.15 - Here we go ! I have a bottle full of water, my computer, my planer and bullet journal, my notes, some extra documents I printed yesterday to help me on the subject and now I can work as hard as Hermione Granger. I’m now doing my english lit. essay which is for thursday. Bon courage.
14th May 2016 – I’ve had a couple of days of relaxing a bit more which in retrospect wasn’t such a good idea (film exam in 3 days!) so I’m brushing up on my poetry and then will move onto film. Good luck everyone! 🌸🍑
I have my second English Lit GCSE paper tomorrow, I’m with AQA doing the relationship poems in the Moon on the Tides anthology. If anyone is else is revising now and wants to chat and revise together message me on tumblr.
10/9/15 // Aaaaand I’m back to my note making! This is just for my course introduction session, some notes on my favourite book (couldn’t choose, this is just one of them), and which module(s) I can see it fitting into on my course.