Beyond Hogwarts

Search Beyond Hogwarts:

Reference Desk:
Beyond Hogwarts FAQ
Wizard to Muggle Currency Converter
Harry Potter Spelling Reference

Of Myth, Fantasy and the of Albus Dumbledore

by David Nagore

Well, Rowling did it. She really did it. She said that a "major" character would die and she was true to her promise. Yet despite her warnings, the ultimate revelation of Dumbledore's death nevertheless sent shockwaves through her millions of readers, including yours truly. Yet in retrospect, to me he seemed the most obvious choice from a plot development point-of-view.

> Read the full article

Pages:  <<  <  1  2  3  4   >  >>

Reader Comments: (Page 4)

The fact that JK established the whole idea of Horcruxes and then the Dumbledore in the same book just can't be a coincidence. There has to be a clue somewhere in the book that can solve at least some mystery.

Posted by voldemort on June 10, 2007 6:53 PM

I think that the of Albus had to occur on this book, so as to have Harry decide what he was to do, and to have him properly meet Aberforth once Harry has assimilated Albus' during the summer.

If Albus' happened at the begining of book 7 and he immediatley met Aberforth he would be substituting a mentor figure for another, without having the time to think, and allowing Aberforth to guide him, instead of helping him.

Posted by Emilio from Mexico City, Mexico on June 11, 2007 10:49 AM

I have never thought about it that way. You are absolutely correct though. And also, if Dumbledore had d at the beginning of DH, where is the dramatic climax of HBP? You would end the book with thousands of clues, but none as theory-worthy as Dumbledore , and absolutely no climax! Taking the of Dumbledore out would make the story a lot more boring. Then you are crying all through DH, since the is at the beginning, when in HBP it was at the end. Dumbledore's and Aberforth's appearance being seperate ties into both the Muggle world and the Magic world.

At first glance, I wouldn't think it is a coincidence that Dumbledore was ed (on Voldy's orders- keep that in mind) the same book where Harry finally learns the secret to Voldemort's immortality.

However, bear in mind that at the beginning of the book, Snape, Narcissa, and Bellatrix were discussing Draco's "task" from the Dark Lord, which I firmly believe was ing Dumbledore. Also, at the end of OotP, Dumbledore was responsible for 1.) exposing Voldemort to the MoM and 2.) making sure Harry wasn't ed, which would have been good compensation, in Voldemort's opinion.
I'm sure Voldemort has been fuming since that incident, and wanting to be sure that Dumbledore was ed. I don't think it had anything to do with the Horcruxes.

Posted by Ashley R. from Missouri on June 11, 2007 6:18 PM

People have mentioned that "greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends"... perhaps this applies to Dumbledore rather than to Harry...

I love the way Harry and Dumbledore become equals or rather come to have an adult relationship as equals (rather than teacher and pupil so much) at the end of OotP and throughout HBP. Perhaps Dumbledore's comment at the end of HBP that he is not afraid because he is with Harry means that he now believes Harry is ready to go on alone...the torch has been passed from one to the other so to speak.

Apprentices always have to go and face evil before they complete their's part of the mythology...

Posted by Joe from England on June 28, 2007 04:46 AM

i think that since dumbledore's favorite bird is the phoenix, and they burn up when they , that he come back to life (like the phoenix) because his coffin went into flames, he be born from the ash.

Posted by Aubrey from Ridgcrest CA on July 11, 2007 5:02 PM

i think that Harry is the horcrux, because if he is, then he have to himself to be able to Voldermort, and as the prophesy says "one must , if the other survives".the only problem is, who Voldermort? one of my freinds said that Neville was going to save the day in the end. i don't belive them. do you?

Posted by Aubrey from Ridgcrest, California on July 11, 2007 5:16 PM

I disagree with all the sayings that Dumbledore is the ONLY wizard Voldemort has ever feared. didnt he fear harry? didnt he think that harry would rise up and defeat him one day? i did, and that means he had to fear harry for what he was and be.

Posted by Garth from wisconsin on July 17, 2007 4:11 PM

Dumbledore is still still alive-somewhat. He is a horcrux in Harry Potters mind. Well-atleast half of him. When he learns that there are seven-horcruxes instead of one-horcrux.
Dumbledore knows he is to old and Harry is not ready to take on Voldemort. SO, he sets his plans. He has to convince SNAPE to help him.
When Dumbledore and harry return from the cave Dumbledore is . They see the dark mark and Dumbledore knows that Snape can't save him. As they are riding the brooms, Harry hears Dumbledore muttering in some strange language. AGAIN.
Harry thinks he is undoing the charm when his broom shudders. Dumbledore has cast the horcrux spell on HARRY!
When they land on the tower, Dumbledore tells harry to get Snape. He turns and is hit with a spell and is stiffened.
Snape appears, Dumbledore softly says, Severus-pleading.
Then he says-PLEASE SEVERUS. This not a plea NOT to him. BUT-YOU absolutely must DO-IT. Snape does the Avara kedavra and Dumbledore is blasted into the air, DEAD.
This completes the horcrux spell and put the horcrux into Harry Potter.
At the Harry gets strange thoughts in his head and wonders what is wrong with him. He tells Ron and Hermione
that he is going back to Godric Hollow. He has had the idea in his head since that night dumbledore s. He just has a feeling he has to go there.
The prophecy said-he would have power the dark lord did not know about. Voldemort is in for a NASTY surprise.

Posted by Tom K from cowtown on July 17, 2007 10:05 PM

Pages:  <<  <  1  2  3  4   >  >>

This discussion has been archived. No further comments are allowed.

Featured Discussions | The Septology | Harry's World | Harry Potter Movies | Dumbeldore Is Not Dead | FAQ is not affiliated with or approved by
Scholastic Books, Bloomsbury, Warner Bros., or J.K. Rowling
Original Content Copyright © 2006-2010 David Haber, All Rights Reserved