Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Spinner's End

I was wondering why Rowling named Chapter Two "Spinner's End". I realized that a connection definitely exists between Snape and the name. Images of spider webs and deceitful tales instantly came to my mind.

The question is still, who is Snape deceiving? Why "Spinner's End" as opposed to "Spinner's Alley" or "Spinner's Way?" Is the end significant to Snape finishing his web of deceit? Why did he agree to the Unbreakable Vow? Curious... Very curious.

This isn't a full post, but I wanted to share with you with the following definition's of "Spinner" and "End" from Webster's Dictionary:

spin spinner, n.:
1. to make by drawing out and twisting fibers.
2. to produce ( a web, cocoon etc.,) by extruding a viscous filament that hardens in the air.
5. to produce or fabricate slowly and bit by bit: to spin a tale. [hence the connection with deceit]
15. Slang: a viewpoint, or bias, esp. in the media.

2. a point that indicates the full extent or limit of something.
3. a part or place at an extremity.
4. termination, as of life; conclusion.
6. an intention or aim.
7. an outcome or result.
8. destruction or ruin.
9. a remnant or fragment.
10. a share or part.
end as a verb:
12. to bring or come to an end.
14. to kill or die.

Interesting... I do think "Spinner's End" is a carefully fashioned title.

Another thought: If Voldemort trusts Snape as much as the book claims, could a horcrux be at Spinner's End? (Just a thought anyways. Yes, even without Snape knowing it.) It will be most useful in pulling the plot strings to have Harry face Snape.