Let’s Talk… Lost in Memories

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Why hello, and welcome back to Harry Potter week! In the Goblet of Fire, we are introduced to the Pensieve, a basin where you can re-enter memories, both your own or someone else’s. By going into someone’s memories, you have access to information that you may have never obtained. While it is cool, I have questions (what else is new?).

Question #1: Can you get stuck in someone’s memories? Since you get sucked into the memory when you look in, can an enemy trap you in there? And more importantly, can you tell that someone is in a memory if you didn’t go in there with them? When Dumbledore caught him, Harry was supposed to be in the office and when he wasn’t, I assume that Dumbledore saw that the door for the Pensieve was open. The more interesting instance was when Snape caught him. Snape gets called away leaving Harry in the office while there was a memory still in the Pensieve. Harry gets intrigued and looks in, which is where Snape finds him. Did Snape look in because he had an inkling that something was amiss, or was there an obvious mark that there was someone in the memory?

Question #2: If you can store memories, can you also store fantasies? Can you store dreams? And if so, can you replicate them over and over and over again? Can you create a business of creating moments, moments that exist in your mind, and then sell them to the general public? And if you can do that, can you turn that into a wizarding version of movies? Or even short-form entertainment like Tik Tok or YouTube?

Question #3: Do you keep the memory if you bottle it? If a memory is created, wouldn’t it make sense that it can only be destroyed? But let’s say you can keep the memory, is there a cap on how many times you can bottle the memory before it starts to fall apart?

Anyway, welcome to my brain, hope you enjoyed!

If you guys have any thoughts or ideas, feel free to leave a comment, find me on the social medias at @elizabooksblog, or email me at elizabethslick@elizabethsbookstore.blog. And as always, I’ll see you all in the next book!

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