Rowling answers recent poll question

  May 16, 2005 at 8:21 PM ET
  Geri     HPANA (via
  jk rowling

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 hereopens in new window.

Ms. Rowling has also updated the rumorsopens in new window section with an answer about the Neville and the prophecy.


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