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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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We enjoyed reading your obviously deeply thought out theories about dumbledore defying ! We are big fans of dumbledore and so have every right to say that we believe that he IS DEAD! BUT.... we also believe that snape is a 'goody' and that it is all part of a clever clever scheme, delicatly crafted by the master of wizardry himself, proffessor Albus Dumbledore, to carve Harry Potters quest to defeat the master of dark wizardy himself, Lord Voldermort (AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle).All cleverly linked together by the master of fine litriture herself Joanne Katheline Rowling(AKA JK ROWLING). Thankyou to you, the, in our opinion, master of all websites absolutely devoted to the master of books, Harry Potter, you have done a fine job at further uncovering and explaining the master of all mysteries, dumbledores TRUE fate at the end of the sixth volume of the thrilling adventures of Harry Potter, a young wizard thrown into the world of magic to discover his past, his present and therefore ultimately forming his future!
Your faithfully, two hopelessly devoted Harry Potter followers, in search of answers.
And in the words of Dumbledore himself..."The truth," dumbledore sighed, "it is a beautiful and terrible thing,and should therefore be treated with great caution." PG 216 LINE 18 of Harry Potter and the philosiphers stone. So remember fans out there, althouht this site provides a very convincing arguement for the mortality of Dumbledore, dont let your emotional attachment and grief shroud your judgement. Because he just might, really, although it hurts to say it, BE DEAD! Follow his advice in YOUR lives, and maybe one day, the world live to the full, just as he did.
FOREVER IN OUR HEARTS, NEVER FROM OUR THOUGHTS... R.I.P Albus Dumbledore.
Deepest regards, Jessica and Natalie AGE 12
Posted by Jessica and Natalie from Walsall on October 25, 2006 12:50 PM
I have read over the clues on this site, and they seem very assuring that something is going on between Dumbledore and Snape, yet it just seems that in the past Dumbledore has always been there for Harry, and that Harry need to complete the rest of his journey without adult help. In the cycle of a Hero's journey, one key aspect is the loss of a mentor. I don't know what to say on this issue for Harry's need to defeat Voldemort without adult help and the need for the loss of a mentor, for while these clues are persuasive, it would seem that these elements would be important in the final parts of the story. Unfortunately, like JK said, we only know in book 7.
Posted by Ben from Chicago, IL on October 25, 2006 6:23 PM
Didn't Dumbledore once tell Harry that there are fates worse than ? I can't remeber the context. I don't think Dumbledore would make a Horocrux. It isn't in his nature, he is the source of good and hope. If he is alive it would not be by the same method as Voledmort.
Posted by Helen from woodbridge, Virginia on October 26, 2006 07:18 AM
To elaborate a bit on previously submitted theories: if Harry indeed somehow became a Horcrux through LV's curse, his ing LV wouldn't solve the entire problem, LV still wouldn´t be entirely . What if Neville - who also fitted the description in the prophesy - had to Harry (= the final remaining part of LV) in the end? Remember what Dumbledore said about Neville at the end of the first book, when he awarded him Gryffindor´s winning points: ´It takes a great deal of courage to stand up to your enemies, but even more to stand up to your friends!´ I always thought this a bit lame, but as a reference to a future heroic deed, it becomes much more meaningful. Harry might fit the description of the Horcurxes: as a Gryffindor, he would be something that 'belongs' to Goderic. Just a thought...
Posted by Judith from Leiden, Netherlands on October 26, 2006 08:21 AM
I think Harry probably is a decendent of Godric Gryffindor. However, I doubt he is unknown horcrux. JK can't do that. Little kids all over the world look up to Harry, and if she made Harry something evil, they would be crushed. Besides that, remember how Voldemort reacted when he touched Harry in the first book? And how he couldn't possess Harry for very long in the fifth? A piece of Voldemort's soul couldn't survive in Harry, if we are to go by the reaction of the rest of it.
Also, if Harry s, I wouldn't be surprised if there were riots in front of JK's house. She can't him, because that would crush so many people. Maybe a heroic would be okay, but some of my friends have talked about a suicide(if he were a horcrux after all), and she really couldn't do that- what a bad role model! No, Harry has to survive the last book, or else a very heroic, tragic after he succeeds in ing Voldemort.
Posted by celeste from Tennesee on October 27, 2006 1:04 PM
Do you really think there would be riots? I think HP fans are better behaved than that...
Posted by Dave Haber from Los Angeles, CA on October 27, 2006 1:16 PM
I think that it would be rather anticlimatic if Harry were to . JKR has been setting him up to become Defense Against the Dark Arts Teacher since the first book, what with no teacher lasting more than a year and Harry being so incredibly sed at it(O on his OWLS!). The DA was a definite giveaway, too.
Posted by Sala from New Mexico on October 28, 2006 12:57 PM
mabye snape has some sort of love for dumbledore and dumbledore come back in book 7 with a scar on his forehead
Posted by vikram footring from billericay on October 28, 2006 11:47 PM
It is just too coincidental that Harry did not score an Outstanding in Potions and thinking he would have no chance at being a auror, but miraculously Slughorn is now the Potions teacher. His auror future is now assured.
If this is not a coincidence in JK's plan, then that also means Harry survive.
Posted by Michael Hawley from Buffalo on October 29, 2006 07:40 AM
I don't think that Dumbledore had planned his , because that would mean that there is nobody left to protect Harry from Voldemort, since Dumbledore was the only one that Voldemort was afraid of, and if he did planned his one that woul mean that he wanted Harry Potter and I don't think he did!
Posted by Julie from Curacao on October 30, 2006 12:29 PM
Albus Dumbledore is one of my most beloved characters in the HP series and his” DEATH” made me very sad. I think I was so shocked by the end of HBP that it did not cross my mind that maybe something was going on! I closed the book and accepted the fact that he had d and that Snape was his er! Though I hated the idea that Snape was after all the evil wizard he always seemed to be.
You can imagine my great pleasure when I found this website. I read more or less all your comments and I think almost all are amazing. In fact one idea is so thrilling, that it hit me like a spell.
I think it was Laura on page 4 who first mentions Dobby and Kreacher. As I kept reading the comment my mind was going crazy. I ran, took out my copy of HBP and found the incident in the chapter “Elf tails” where Harry calls Kreacher and asks him to follow Draco Malfoy. As you remember Dobby accompanied Kreacher to watch out where Draco was going. It’s in this chapter where Dobby says, if he would do it wrong, he throw himself from the topmost tower. I did not even remember that I read that….and I have read the HBP at least three to four times....!
Now why do I comment on this? Because I think that we all missed these “innocent words” from the house elf. I also read the chapter from Dumbledore’s . Can you honestly say that you noticed that Dobby was not attending the ? We get informed one by one who was there. Apart of WHO IS WHO in the wizarding world, Jo lets us know in detail that the merpeople came to pay tribute to the late Headmaster. Then there were the centaurs who came to pay their respect. Even Hagrids half-brother Gwarp attended. Now PLEASE tell me where was DOBBY? Why was he not there? The elf who so respected Dumbledore? Remember what Albus Dumbledore told Harry in The Philosopher’ Stone, when they were in front of the mirror ERISED?
I quote: “I” I see myself holding a pair of thick, woollen socks”. At the time I read that, I found that an odd answer. Now in COS Dobby is introduced and with what is he set free? With one of Harry’s socks! He warned Lucius Malfoy not to harm Harry, and that Eater backed away!
Now throughout the six books we always read about socks. Is that a coincidence or is there more behind it? Were these clues put there by Jo? Aren’t we told that elves have their own powers? I am beginning to believe that Dobby was also up in the Astronomy tower that faithful night.
What are your thoughts about this theory? I can’t wait to hear them.
Posted by Mistral from Switzerland on October 30, 2006 1:11 PM
Aren't Dumbledore and his twin IDENTICAL twins? That would mean that they would have been split as a Horcrux would require from the moment of conception....ing wouldn't be a necessity. It was a gift they were given at birth.
Posted by jethrene from north carolina on October 30, 2006 3:09 PM
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