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The Warlock's Hairy Heart

The third Beedle the Bard tale, The Warlock's Hairy Heart, about a Warlock who locks his heart away so he can't be hurt by love, deals with the important lessons of the dangers and unintended consequences of using magic to change yourself or other people, and the tragedy that can happen when magic is taken too far.

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i think this is really good and intresting.
i have only watched the movies of harry potter but im sure the books are more intresting.

Posted by maniana from victoria on March 25, 2009 6:46 PM

Voldemort didn't know what he was dealing with when he heard the first part of the prophecy. He only tried to prevent it from coming true. Also in the case of this story it only tries to say that magic can only take you so far before terrible things can happen. Magic cannot solve everyones problems, no matter how much anyone wants it to.

Posted by Craig Edwards from Telford on March 29, 2009 03:48 AM

I agree, this tale is a warning not to use magic while aiming to alter one's nature. The Warlock wanted to be protected from love and locked his heart away but in doing so he became a beast,and so he had the heart of a beast. As Dubledore says in Order of the Phoenix, being a Human being is being able to feel pain, and pleasure alike it is a part of what we are. That tale also confirm that "it is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities." The Warlock was powerful, talented, filthy rich, handsome, etc...
But he made the wrong choice.
Young Tom Riddle never read The tales of Beedle the Bard and even if he did or heard of them it would only be the "pureblood version." The tale of the 3 brothers however we are sure he never heard of, beside the fact there was a Wand rumored to be the most powerful ever created. he wouldn't have made the link.
Then again if he had read the sories and understood them he might've not become Lord Voldemort.

Posted by Geoffrey from Paris, France on April 21, 2009 6:02 PM

Actually, didn't dumbledore say that the Warlock's Heart was pretty much the only tale which was the same as the original version through generations?

Posted by Laara on April 30, 2009 01:18 AM

Tom Riddle never read the stories as he only knew about wand not other ly hallows, isnt it?

Posted by Gaurav from Bilaspur, chattisgarh on June 22, 2009 04:07 AM

Lord Voldemort was only ignorant enough to believe that magic could beat anything without trouble. The tales of beedle the bard is Voldemort's missing link in life and without it, he has not been able to see what other terrible things outstrip magic by miles.

Wiser people such as Dumbledore have looked beyond magic to see other things that are more important and much worse than magic and therefore, he has not been seduced by the dark arts like Voldemort has. The Warlock is a good resemblance to Voldemort in the sense that he tries to make himself different and unique. He also feels that love is an unneccessary obstacle that can be avoided by using magic. I agree that had Voldemort read this particular story, he may have been forced to change his ways and he may never have become Voldemort at all.

Posted by Craig Edwards from Telford on July 6, 2009 05:49 AM

I dont think Voldemort would have changed even if he HAD read the stories...he was downright EVIL!

Posted by Apoorva from India on September 5, 2009 10:22 AM

it still comes down to the fact that Voldemort didn't read these stories and this one in particular, and without this knowledge, he has become the villian we all know in the Harry Potter series.

Each of these stories teaches valuable lessons as to what can happen when magic is taken too far and what happens when you try to avoid . Each of these stories is a contributing factor to Voldemort's downfall.

1. The Warlock is an exact resemblance to Voldemort in what he wanted. he to, saw love as something to be avoided because they both considered it a feeble weakness. Voldemort seperates himself from the natural order when he creates horcruxes, the same as when the Warlock removed his heart. They both tried to become super-human but instead, ended up as wretched monsters who, eventually ended up .

2. The objects of , each have a pull on people seeking immortality. In Voldemort's case, he did not know about the ly Hallows and, in any case, he wanted to be the strongest wizard alive, so only the wand would have had a significance in his quest for immortality. The cloak and the resurrection stone combined with the wand were said to give the holder immortality but we know this not to be true.

Even if he knew about the ly hallows, i seriously doubt that, if he read The Warlocks Hairy Heart, he would not have fallen prey to this theory of immortality in the first place and would have avoided doing what he did throughout the course of the Harry Potter books and he would have never ended up as Voldemort.

Posted by Craig Edwards from Telford on September 26, 2009 05:51 AM

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