Alright I never really got this part in the Prisoner of Azkaban.
You see there’s this quote:
A cloud shifted. There were suddenly dim shadows on the ground. Their party was bathed in moonlight …Black froze. He flung out one arm to make Harry and Hermione stop. Harry could see Lupin’s silhouette. He had gone rigid.
And in the movie Hermione screams Harry’s name and points as the cloud shifts away from the moon. Immediately, that causes Remus to transform. But of course, that’s the movie.
Back to the books.
And then when Harry and Hermione take the time-turner back and rewatch the events, they watch Remus go beneath the Whomping Willow:
“Here comes Lupin!” said Harry as they saw another figure sprinting down the stone steps and halting toward the Willow. Harry looked up at the sky. Clouds were obscuring the moon completely.
So at this point, it is night. And it says that they waited for over an hour. So Remus was in the Shrieking Shack for at least an hour. While the full moon was out. So what I want to know is
HOW THE HELL DOES THIS MAKE SENSE?
So because the cloud was over the moon, Remus didn’t transform? And because the cloud came away from the moon, he transformed?
What about when he was in the Shrieking Shack? Are we supposed to believe that the cloud was in front of that moon the entire time?
And then I briefly thought: Well, he was inside.
BUT THAT MAKES JUST AS LITTLE SENSE! Because he told a wonderful story about how he had to spend every full moon in the Shrieking Shack as a werewolf. And he said how he would curl up in his office as a harmless wolf.
And yet it makes it seem as though he’s safe from transforming into a werewolf if the moon is covered or if he doesn’t see it? But if that’s the case, there’s so much that could’ve been done to make it easier on werewolves.
Thoughts? Help. I’m very confused!