Posts Tagged ‘Lord Voldemort’

At that moment, Harry fully understood for the first time why people said Dumbledore was the only wizard Voldemort had ever feared. The look upon Dumbledore‘s face as he stared down at the unconscious form of Mad-Eye Moody was more terrible than Harry could have ever imagined. There was no benign smile upon Dumbledore‘s face, no twinkle in the eyes behind the spectacles. There was cold fury in every line of the ancient face; a sense of power radiated from Dumbledore as though he were giving off burning heat.

 

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, J.K. Rowling

The Harry Potter series is great because of the following reasons:

  • It shows you what real friends are like – Ron and Hermione could have just stayed at home but they put everything  into helping Harry destroy Voldemort and his cronies.
  • Even the most seemingly perfect genius has flaws and a past they are ashamed of – Dumbledore isn’t as black and white by Book 7 as you thought back in Book 1.
  • Voldemort is a perfect example of what a lack of trust, love, friendship and understanding can turn a person into.
  • Even those people who cause you harm deserve your compassion sometimes – Draco Malfoy was used by Voldemort to hurt people but Harry still saved his life (twice) in Book 7.
  • The person who no-one thought would amount to anything eventually becomes a hero in their own right – Neville Longbottom starts in Book 1 as a forgetful boy who keeps losing his toad and struggles with magic, but by Book 7 he has fought Death Eaters, mastered his magical skills, and kills Voldemort’s pet snake Nagini. And then becomes a Professor at Hogwarts in later life!
  • The love of your life can be right under your nose the whole time – Hermione and Ron: one of the greatest romance stories of all time?
  • Sometimes the most unpleasant character can be the hero of the story – Professor Snape: Not so evil and cowardly as we first thought!

  • It’s really not worth avoiding death by making Horcruxes, stealing the Philosopher’s Stone or drinking Unicorn blood!
  • “To the well-organised mind, Death is but the next great adventure” as Albus Dumbledore says.