We have all ready reviewed the second trailer for Fantastic Beasts 2, however, particularly interesting information has been circulating about the character of Queenie (pictured above) and I thought it worthwhile to take a closer look because of the way this could be setting up an important social issue in the film. I owe it to Fetony (his video is here, at about 1:00) for pointing out that Queenie wears an engagement ring (well, it's a ring, we don't actually know that it's an engagement ring yet) under her hair (please see detailed image below). As Fetony was talking about the ring, however, I noticed something for the first time which has escaped my previous viewing of the trailer,... something which I believe confirms that Queenie will at least be courted by Grindelwald to help him and, may possibly be working with him for a little while.
when he's looking into the mirror of Erised).
Colin Farrell) and nothing says "bad death" like "graves" (because the body goes to the grave if it doesn't have an eternal destination, and a person living for worldly pursuits will not have pursued the things of heaven).
So, what is that thing coming out of Queenie's sleeve?
|Grindelwald and Newt all ready have an interesting relationship from Fantastic Beasts when Grindelwald was disguised as Graves. Grindelwald first tries killing Newt by execution, but when that fails, I think he tries to recruit Newt with the final words, "Shall we die just a little bit?" He knows his old friend Dumbledore believes in Newt, and Newt has proven himself twice: first by escaping execution, then by actually capturing Grindelwald, and this is rather like the clown Pennywise in IT at first trying to kill Bill then wanting to keep Bill for himself. Newt has impressed Grindelwald, so I think Grindelwald makes Newt an offer to join him in saying, "Will we die, just a little?" thinking it will tempt Newt, because Grindelwald doesn't understand Newt, and because this kind of an invitation would be inviting to Grindelwald himself, meaning that the line reveals more than it conceals. If you will let just a little piece of you die, then you could have immortality with me, you could have unlimited power and rule with me over the entire wizarding world. This is the kind of bargain Tom Riddle certainly thought was pleasing at an acceptable price, and it's basically the same kind of offer he will make to Queenie if this indeed is going to happen in the film. Remember, Grindelwald has that big open collar with a black tie around his neck, meaning that death has a hold on him (just as it did Tom Riddle) and Grindelwald is motivated by escaping death, even if that means a little part of him will die in the process so he can have more of the "life" he thinks he wants.|
On a different note, The Super Carlin Brothers on YouTube have an excellent video detailing their theory that the right eye of Grindelwald actually becomes the "Mad Eye" of Mad Eye Moody; they did incredible research on this and I am really quite impressed, you can watch that video at this link here. IF they are correct in their theories, then that will have an important outcome on our interpretation and understanding of Grindelwald's character.
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P.S.--There were some additional notes I included in the caption to the image below regarding the symbolism of Dumbledore's clothing, so please check that out as well.
P.S.S.--BELOW THE IMAGE OF DUMBLEDORE IS ANOTHER IMAGE OF QUEENIE.