Welcome back to the Harry Potter 30 day Challenge! The question for day 23: Which scene (book or movie) made you cry the hardest?
It’s a difficult question to answer. Ofcourse all the deaths in the series are difficult to read and watch, especially the first time when you don’t know what’s coming.
But I think I’m going to choose Sirius’ death as the most difficult to read and watch.
It seemed to take Sirius an age to fall: his body curved in a graceful arc as he sank backwards through the ragged veil hanging from the arch.
Harry saw the look of mingled fear and surprise on his godfather’s wasted, once-handsome face as he fell through the ancient doorway and disappeared behind the veil, which fluttered for a moment as though in a high wind, then fell back into place.
Harry heard Bellatrix Lestrange’s triumphant scream, but knew it meant nothing-Sirius had only just fallen through the archway, he would reappear from the other side any second….
But Sirius did not reappear.
‘SIRIUS!’ Harry yelled. ‘SIRIUS!’
Harry’s breath was coming in searing gasps. Sirius must be just behind the curtain, he, Harry, would pull him back out….
But as he sprinted towards the dais, Lupin grabbed Harry afound the chest, holding him back.
‘There’s nothing you can do, Harry-
‘Get him, save him, he’s only just gone through!’
‘-it’s too late, Harry.’
‘We can still reach him-‘Harry struggled hard and viciously, but Lupin would not let go….
‘There’s nothing you can do, Harry…nothing…he’s gone.’
This is one of the first major deaths in the series and it comes as such a surprise when you are first reading it. I also think it has been shown very well in the film. Harry has lost his parents but he doesn’t have a very real memory about it. But with Sirius’ death he knows what it is like to have a family and then lose it. That is why it is such a significant scene.
So that’s my answer for yesterday’s question. I’ll answer today’s question in a bit 🙂