Daily Dialogue —March 1, 2017
HARRY: Wait a minute!
RON: You understand why, Harry? Once I make my move, the queen will take me. Then you’re free to check the king.
HARRY: No. Ron, no!
HERMOINE: What is it?
HARRY: He’s going to sacrifice himself.
HERMOINE: No, you can’t! There must be another way.
RON: Do you want to stop Snape from getting that stone or not? Harry, it’s you that has to go on. I know it. Not me. Not Hermoine. You. Knight to H3.
— Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001), screenplay by Steve Kloves, based on the novel by J.K. Rowling
The Daily Dialogue theme for next week: Sidekick, suggested by Angry Cyborg. Today’s suggestion by Will King.
Trivia: The Wizard’s chess set, that Harry and Ron were playing with in the Great Hall, is based on the Lewis Chessmen, which date from the 12th Century. They were found in 1831, on a beach on the Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, Scotland. In all, 93 pieces were recovered, with 11 now residing at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh and 82 at the British Museum in London.
Dialogue On Dialogue: Commentary by Will: “It is often said that each character is the hero of their own thread in a story, but here Ron comes to the conscious recognition that he’s only playing a part in a larger story, and has reconciled himself to that role.”