A scene from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban that didn’t make it into the film was Trelawney’s Christmas dinner prediction. There are several foreshadowing moments in the Harry Potter books and films. Some of them are still a source of contention among fans. In Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, one of Sybil Trelawney’s superstitions ended up foreshadowing Albus Dumbledore’s death.
J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World, to which the audience was exposed in her debut novel, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. The first in a series of seven novels is one of the most popular and adored realms in the field of fantasy.
Lord Voldemort, the deadliest wizard of all had a particular vengeance against Harry. Since he couldn’t kill him when he was a newborn, according to the Harry Potter series. Because of the novels’ success, they were adapted for the big screen from 2001 to 2011, with the final book. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is split into two movies.
Despite the fact that the Harry Potter film series stayed as close to the source material as possible. There were many characters, spells, events, and more that had to be left out for various reasons. Some of these were crucial in understanding some characters and even provided some interesting foreshadowing moments.
The Christmas meal in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is one of those cut scenes that exist exclusively in the novels. Sybill Trelawney, professor of Divination at Hogwarts and the one who prophesied Lord Voldemort and had the capacity to stop him. It was also introduced in the third story in the series.
Her abilities as a Seer were sometimes questioned because of her outlandish nature. Many professors and students were irritated by her methods and how she always saw death omens to wow the class. Even though many of her predictions proved to be correct.
Even Sybil Trelawney‘s beliefs were proven to be true at the Christmas dinner scene in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. When she unintentionally predicted Dumbledore’s death.
Fans have pointed out that at the third Harry Potter story’s Christmas dinner. Trelawney was the last one to arrive. She was terrified when she realized how many people were seated. Trelawney said that if she joined. The table would be crowded with 13, a bad number. The first to rise would be the first to die.
However, Ron had brought his pet rat Stabbers with him at the time, who subsequently turned out to be Peter Pettigrew in his Animagus form. bringing the total number of persons at the table to 13 – and when Dumbledore stood up to greet Trelawney. He became the first to stand and also the first to die.
Because this prediction didn’t come to Trelawney in a trance like so many others. Many have questioned it, with some speculating that it was merely a coincidence.
Others have noticed that later on. Ron and Harry both stood up at the same moment. Prompting Trelawney to inquire as to which one rose first, implying that this was a clue to Ron Weasley’s original plot, which included his death.
Sybill Trelawney gained a sour reputation for her quirkiness and for delivering ostensibly accurate prophecies that never came true. Although many of the actual ones did.
It’s natural to doubt this particular moment because it was a moment of superstition on her side rather than a prediction. Hence, it may be viewed as Trelawney’s views being correct or as a horrible coincidence.
The official Wizarding World website has even added this to the list of occasions in the Harry Potter series that Trelawney was correct. However, they do note out that it was a superstition. Thus it may be regarded as a canon interpretation. But whether it is true or coincidental is up to each viewer.