I Open at the Close

One of the most popular fan theories regarding J. K. Rowling’s “Harry Potter” is one regarding the inscription on the Snitch that Dumbledore left Harry in his will, one that said “I open at the close.” In the story what happened was that when Harry realized that the end was at hand, the “close” so to speak, he repeated the words to the Snitch, which duly obliged and gave him the Resurrection Stone, as Dumbledore had planned all along. That is all quite straightforward. But, as with so much about this amazing tale, one fan has pointed out a pleasantly eerie coincidence, which may not have been a coincidence at all. The fan theory is that, “I open at the close” actually applies to the timeline of the story and…
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