Rowling answers recent poll question
Published May 16, 2005 at 8:21 PM
from HPANA (via JKRowling.com)
JK Rowling, author of the Harry Potter series has answered the winning question in her most recent poll.
The poll question was: What is the significance of Neville being the other boy to whom the prophecy might have referred?
In effect, the prophecy gave Voldemort the choice of two candidates for his possible nemesis. In choosing which boy to murder, he was also (without realising it) choosing which boy to anoint as the Chosen One – to give him tools no other wizard possessed – the scar and the ability it conferred, a magical window into Voldemort's mind.
Read the rest of her answer here.
Ms. Rowling has also updated the rumors section with an answer about the Neville and the prophecy.