Episode #603: Hi Marge, Bye Marge (POA Chapter 2, Aunt Marge’s Big Mistake)

On this week’s episode, we get a visit from one of Harry’s favorite relatives, Aunt Marge! They share wine, brandy and have so much fun that she even let’s Harry perform magic on her at the end of the chapter! Oh wait…

  • Welcome Slug Club member, Sherry! Sherry, who is blind, shares her story of finding the Harry Potter series! Be sure to check out her fan fiction: Sirius Black and Becoming a Father and her book: Haven!
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  • Main Discussion: Prisoner of Azkaban, Chapter 2: Aunt Marge’s Big Mistake
  • 7-Word Summary: Aunt Marge enjoys abusing Harry every minute
  • What do we make of Vernon’s assessment of Sirius Black?
  • What do muggle relations offices look like at the Ministry?
  • Hogsmeade Permission Slip: Harry learns how to play on Vernon’s prejudices
  • Aunt Marge was based on J.K. Rowling’s grandmother, who preferred her dogs to human relatives
  • While Marge is generally nasty to Harry, the gloves really come off when she starts to drink; is this an indictment on abuse levels rising (both verbal and physical) when family members have a drinking problem?
  • Did Harry have to sit with Marge on multiple occasions during her visit? Is it actually to protect Vernon?
  • Why doesn’t Petunia stand up more for her sister?
  • Is Colonel Fubster, Marge’s boo?
  • Quizzitch: What name does Harry give to Stan Shunpike when he boards The Knight Bus?
  • Next week: We continue with Prisoner of Azkaban, Chapter 3: The Knight Bus
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