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New Revelations

by David Haber

On August 2, 2006, at the second night of the Harry, Carrie, and Garp event at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, J.K. Rowling says Dumbledore is . But is that the whole story? How does what J.K. has said relate to all of the clues and theories on this site?

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I don't think DD is , Seeing all those clues. I sent a letter to J.K rowling and always she answers my letters. This time 1 waited 4 months and I still haven't received any letter... In my letter I told her those clues so why doesn't she answer?

Posted by Abderrahim from Rotterdam on December 5, 2006 07:08 AM

maybe DD is but in the fifth book moody states that dumbledore's brother is still alive....Aberforth, maybe he help harry with the rest of his missions.

Posted by Kevin Reilly from Arligton heights, IL on December 5, 2006 7:19 PM

dumbledore cant be because he can't of done so when you you just drop but he flies off the tower, so he must have done the spell out loud then done expelliarmous thingy in his head so he just gets badly hurt and anyway fawkes is healing him (well trying to so he cant be i'm sure!)

Posted by ellza from New york on December 6, 2006 10:02 AM

Yes, he probally is like going to help harry, aberforth,
well i hope he is because i enjoy reading his adventures around hogwarts and battling voldermort, am i allowed to say his name or do i call him you no who or he who must not be named, you know you do call him somthing if you thing aboout it! aberforth has to help him or the book is going to be...BORING!

Posted by ellzie from New York on December 6, 2006 10:09 AM

Well, going from the look of things, AD might have a chance to get back. However its just as probable that he IS , just to make Harry look more like a hero and not a hero-in-training. Eitherway, its HARRY who has to be the hero of book7 and no one else. Thats possible only by eliminating all other good+strong characters and thus forcing Harry to rise to the challenge and prove himself as an all time great by defeating LV.

Posted by Shoel from Bombay on December 6, 2006 11:08 PM

I was upset for days after reading that one of my favourite characters had d. Fortunately I stumbled across this site and was filled with new hope. I have now accepted reality though, i don't think J.K. Rowling would lie to us. But who knows, anything can happen in the Harry Potter series.

Posted by arielle on December 8, 2006 6:43 PM

When I first read the book I was really disappointed because DD was . I came to this site and was slightly relieved. But when JK said that DD was that took the hope away from me again. I don't really know what to say. Ummm... Well, you know in the OotP Nearly Headless Nick says that most wizards don't stay on as ghosts, but go on to do 'other' things? It never actually says what these 'other' things are. Maybe, the 'sort of DD' as JK Rowling puts is, is up to something else once he s. He could have done some sort of spell that we never knew about that made him sort of stay alive. Even if DD didn't make a horcrux ( which I don't think he did ) then I am sure there are other protections that he could have made to stop himself from completely. Maybe that was why he flew off the tower instead of dropping . Thinking about it, Snape could have said something to let DD stay 'sort of alive'.... Oh dear, I'd better stop.. I'm getting carried away now. I just don't think that such a powerful wizard could just like that. Oh and I also think that Snape is good. I just want him to be. Some of the things he's done he wouldn't have done if he was a Eater. Oh dear, I'm getting carried away again...

Posted by Kathryn from U.K on December 9, 2006 03:04 AM

As a fellow writer/reporter (totally unfamous, LOL), I have eagerly read JKR's books, not just because they are great reads and fun fiction, but to understand what she is really saying in them. And, after rteading all the posts here, I have a bit of a different take of stuff.

I think we need to think more about all that it means to LOVE. We are ing to sacrifice ourselves for others, we can feel emotion and joy, sadness and passion, and all the attendant parts of LOVE.

We are even ing to if it means we can stay in LOVE, as Harry was when Voldy tried to possess him in the Ministry, and Harry chose to to be with Sirius. Voldy ended up leaving Harry, and he did not , but he wanted to! LOVE is incredibly powerful - more powerful than by far.

Do you remember that moment when Dumbledore tells Harry about the young orphan Tom Riddle, and how his mother d rather than use her magic to stay with him, when Tom needed her? Dumbledore asked Harry if maybe he wasn't feeling a little sorry for Tom. Harry says No, but I think that was a hint to Harry that maybe his whole ATTITUDE (set of feelings) towards Tom (aka Voldemort) is important, and perhaps needs to change.

Dumbledore, for instance, does not hate Tom Riddle/Voldemort. He hates what his former student is doing, and the choices he has made, and perhaps pities him greatly for all the factors that made him into the monster he has become. Dumbledore would have fought unto his own to stop Tom/Voldy, but not out of hate for the person; out of a desire to end the evil the person is causing. I think this is very important.

Many of us are taught the importance of loving our enemies and praying for those who curse us, etc... and we have seen instances all through history of that power of LOVE.

I do not know how JKR is going to make use of this, or if it is one of her red herrings, but I kind of doubt that, because LOVE is the central thing that differentiates Harry from Voldy.

As Harry grows, changes, matures and perhaps comes to understand better in the next book all that Dumbledore was trying to teach him, it wil be interesting if he (Harry) comes to any similar concept of Voldemort, and if so, how that empower him further against his enemy.

I am excited to see how she does it all!

Posted by Carol from Nebraska on December 10, 2006 10:31 AM

The one constant reprimand that Dumbledore always gave to Harry was when Harry referred to Snape as "Snape" and Dumbledore would correct him - "Professor Snape". In the scene they depart to the cave - Harry refers to Snape and Dumbledore does not correct Harry. Was it really Dumbledore - or his brother?

Posted by J Neilson from Michigan on December 11, 2006 6:54 PM

So Mr Haber was wrong? Bummer. Very impressive site, though. I was wanting to believe he was right all along.

Posted by W.S.Clark from Provo, UT on December 13, 2006 12:41 PM

Well, as I said in the article, I've always presented on this site that either Dumbledore is not , or that Dumbledore is , but Snape ed him on Dumbledore's orders. At the very least, there is more going on here than meets the eye.

So, even if you take JK at her word, I wasn't really wrong...

Posted by Dave Haber from Los Angeles, CA on December 13, 2006 1:42 PM

as i said before he is not dumbledore asked him to him pretend to him i'm pretty sure,
nobody is except Cedric and aragog.
Oh and not forgetting serious black that was a sad one but i'm sure dumbledore said snape....please because he ment, snape.... please me!

Posted by ellzie from new york on December 14, 2006 08:04 AM

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