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Thursday, August 09, 2007

"NOT MY DAUGHTER ..." Molly Weasley group on Facebook

It's the most memorable line of 2007 ... and it wasn't spoken in a single film or television show.

You know what I'm talking about if you've read Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. It's the five words that Molly Weasley screams out just before going full-tilt wacko in the final battle. The five words that are going to absolutely rock the house when the movie version comes out.

Well, if you're on Facebook and you're also a fan of that indomitable matriarch of the Weasley clan, check this out: the "NOT MY DAUGHTER, YOU BITCH!" Mrs. Weasley Appreciation Group ...

It already has over a hundred thousand members!

I will say it again: that is the single greatest line from a children's book ever. And you wanna know why? Because I don't know of anything else that's ever been said in a work of fiction that more perfectly reflects the virtue of parental love. In real life, a mother who loves her children seriously would do anything to protect them, just as Mrs. Weasley did. She would die for them and she would kill for them if it came to that. And she's not going to give a flying rat's butt about being polite about it, either.

When you think of it, Molly Weasley really is quite the avatar of Christian motherhood. I think it could even be said that Mrs. Weasley could be a symbol of the pro-life movement.

You can probably tell that I'm already looking forward to reading these books to our children someday :-)


Anonymous said...

It's sort of been said before - that 1991 movie with Sally Field - Not Without My Daughter. But I agree, in the context of Harry Potter, it's so much more meaningful.