Question by JimPettis: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets – why was everyone on the 2nd floor? (SPOILERS!)?
OK, I’m re-reading the entire series in preparation for my fan fiction, so details are important.
The circumstances (the last 3 pages of the chapter “The Deathday Party”):
HP, Hermy and Ron are leaving the ghost deathday party during the “Halloween feast”. HP hears the basilisk threatening to kill someone and runs up to the 2nd floor. In the last corridor searched, they find Mrs. Norris and the message.
At that moment, seemingly the entire student body approaches “from either end of the corridor”. Our heroes were unable to leave the scene without being noticed.
*Why* were all the students (or a huge number of them, definitely Slytherin was present) heading for that particular corridor at that time of day? It was after 7 o’clock. There was no other exit from it – or HP & friends would have used it.
Please provide well-reasoned answers or suggestions. Who (besides Malfoy) was present could be important to my story, and why is important.
My released fan fiction so far (please provide cutting criticism!)
I know they were leaving the feast. The book is plain on that score. Why, upon leaving the feast, were they all traveling toward that particular corridor – the one without another exit?
Answer by Lindsey
all the students were leaving the halloween feast, that can be the only reason why
What do you think? Answer below!