Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

by

J. K. Rowling

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Professor Albus Dumbledore Character Analysis

The headmaster of Hogwarts. Dumbledore is an old and accomplished wizard who, according to many, is the only wizard Voldemort is afraid of. As Harry's mentor, Harry is very close to Dumbledore, so it's hurtful and confusing to Harry when Dumbledore refuses to speak to him or make eye contact for the entirety of the school year. Dumbledore is the head of the Order of the Phoenix and was able to call a meeting within hours of Voldemort's return a month before the start of the novel, and he's a primary source of information and analysis regarding Voldemort and what the Death Eaters are up to. Because Dumbledore’s power and the fact that he insists that Voldemort is back, Cornelius Fudge sees Dumbledore as a threat and seeks to discredit him and everyone who sympathizes with or believes in him. Dumbledore is an extremely powerful wizard who overwhelmingly uses his power for good, including rescuing students like Marietta—whom he has every right to dislike—hiring free elves like Dobby, and hiring Firenze. Dumbledore believes that wizards should treat non-human beings with respect and empathy, and firmly believes in the power of love to overcome evil like Voldemort’s. Harry learns at various points that Dumbledore is worried about him and the dreams he has about Voldemort and the Department of Mysteries, but because Dumbledore continues to ignore Harry, Harry refuses to ask him for help. Harry also doesn't take Dumbledore's insistence that Harry learn Occlumency seriously. After Dumbledore duels Voldemort and saves Harry at the Ministry, Dumbledore finally speaks to Harry. He explains why Voldemort tried to kill Harry as a baby, takes responsibility for Sirius's death, and apologizes for keeping Harry in the dark. He suggests that though he tried to protect Harry by keeping information from him—and did this because he loves Harry—in reality, this only made Harry more vulnerable to manipulation and led to most of the suffering Harry experienced.

Professor Albus Dumbledore Quotes in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

The Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix quotes below are all either spoken by Professor Albus Dumbledore or refer to Professor Albus Dumbledore. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
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). Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Scholastic edition of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix published in 2004.
Chapter Nine Quotes

Ron had not asked Dumbledore to give him the prefect badge. This was not Ron's fault. Was he, Harry, Ron's best friend in the world, going to sulk because he didn't have a badge, laugh with the twins behind Ron's back, ruin this for Ron when, for the first time, he had beaten Harry at something?

Page Number: 167
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Chapter Twelve Quotes

"I do not wish to criticize the way things have been run at this school," she said, an unconvincing smile stretching her wide mouth, "but you have been exposed to some very irresponsible wizards in this class, very irresponsible indeed—not to mention," she gave a nasty little laugh, "extremely dangerous half-breeds."

Page Number: 243
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Chapter Fifteen Quotes

"'Hogwarts is a school, not an outpost of Cornelius Fudge's office,' said Madam Marchbanks. 'This is a further disgusting attempt to discredit Albus Dumbledore.' (For a full account of Madam Marchbanks' alleged links to subversive goblin groups, turn to page 17)."

Page Number: 308
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Chapter Twenty-Two Quotes

Don't be stupid, you haven't got fangs, he told himself, trying to keep calm, though the hand on his butterbeer was shaking. You were lying in bed, you weren't attacking anyone...

But then, what happened in Dumbledore's office? he asked himself. I felt like I wanted to attack Dumbledore too...

Page Number: 478
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"But that's not all, said Harry in a voice only a little above a whisper. "Sirius, I...I think I'm going mad...Back in Dumbledore's office, just before we took the Portkey...for a couple of seconds there I thought I was a snake, I felt like one—my scar really hurt when I was looking at Dumbledore—Sirius, I wanted to attack him—"

He could only see a sliver of Sirius's face; the rest was in darkness.

"It must have been the aftermath of the vision, that's all," said Sirius. "You were still thinking of the dream or whatever it was and—"

"It wasn't like that," said Harry, shaking his head. "It was like something rose up inside me, like there's a snake inside me—"

"You need to sleep," said Sirius firmly.

Related Characters: Harry Potter (speaker), Sirius Black (speaker), Professor Albus Dumbledore, Lord Voldemort, Mr. Weasley
Page Number: 481
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Chapter Twenty-Three Quotes

"So that's it, is it?" he said loudly. "Stay there? That's all anyone could tell me after I got attacked by those dementors too! Just stay put while the grown-ups sort it out, Harry! We won't bother telling you anything, though, because your tiny little brain might not be able to cope with it!"

Related Characters: Harry Potter (speaker), Professor Albus Dumbledore, Phineas Nigellus
Page Number: 495
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Chapter Thirty-Seven Quotes

"Like the fact that the person Sirius cared most about in the world was you," said Dumbledore quietly. "Like the fact that you were coming to regard Sirius as a mixture of father and brother. Voldemort knew already, of course, that Sirius was in the Order, that you knew where he was—but Kreacher's information made him realize that the one person whom you would go to any lengths to rescue was Sirius Black."

Page Number: 831
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"Sirius did not hate Kreacher," said Dumbledore. "He regarded him as a servant unworthy of much interest or notice. Indifference and neglect often do much more damage than outright dislike...the fountain we destroyed tonight told a lie. We wizards have mistreated and abused our fellows for too long, and we are now reaping our reward."

Page Number: 833-34
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"I cared about you too much," said Dumbledore simply. "I cared more for your happiness than your knowing the truth, more for your peace of mind than my plan, more for your life than the lives that might be lost if the plan failed. In other words, I acted exactly as Voldemort expects we fools who love to act."

Related Characters: Professor Albus Dumbledore (speaker), Harry Potter, Lord Voldemort
Page Number: 838
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Professor Albus Dumbledore Character Timeline in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

The timeline below shows where the character Professor Albus Dumbledore appears in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter Two
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...a Squib (a non-magical person born to magical parents) to protect Harry. She wonders what Dumbledore is going to say and tries to get Dudley to get up. Harry lifts Dudley... (full context)
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...the head with her shopping bag full of cat food and sends him to tell Dumbledore. As they reach the Dursleys' walk, Harry asks Mrs. Figg to confirm that Dumbledore is... (full context)
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...hits the window and Harry takes its letter. It's from Mr. Weasley, telling Harry that Dumbledore is working on things and for Harry to stay at the Dursleys' house, not do... (full context)
Chapter Three
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...a small, poorly kept square surrounded by grubby houses. Using a magical device borrowed from Dumbledore, Moody captures the lights from the streetlamps, making the street dark, and gives Harry a... (full context)
Chapter Four
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...Hermione throws herself at him hugs him, apologizing for her "useless" letters. She says that Dumbledore made them promise not to say anything. Hedwig swoops down onto Harry's shoulder, and Ron... (full context)
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...Fudge likely promoted Percy so he could spy on the Weasleys, who are close to Dumbledore and therefore are Fudge's enemies. After this accusation, Percy declared his loyalty to the Ministry,... (full context)
Chapter Five
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...as he's been stuck inside for the last month. Sirius sounds just as upset with Dumbledore as Harry is. He says that Snape keeps making snide comments about Sirius spending time... (full context)
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...useful person to have around, as he knows all the criminals and is loyal to Dumbledore. (full context)
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...and isn't killing people, and Harry managed to thwart Voldemort's first plans by immediately alerting Dumbledore of his return. The Order has mostly been trying to convince people that Voldemort is... (full context)
Chapter Six
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...George Apparate onto Ron's bed. They all discuss what the "weapon" might be and whether Dumbledore might have it hidden at Hogwarts. They wonder if it can cause pain or kill... (full context)
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...closing the door and hears Kingsley say that he's come to leave a report for Dumbledore. (full context)
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...Mr. Weasley will take Harry to work with him. Harry is hurt to learn that Dumbledore was at Grimmauld Place the night before and didn't bother to speak to Harry. (full context)
Chapter Eight
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Harry gasps. The courtroom is the same one he saw in Dumbledore's Pensieve last year, and it's filled with about fifty people. A man tells Harry he's... (full context)
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Dumbledore conjures himself a chintz armchair as Fudge starts to read Harry's crime. Fudge looks flustered... (full context)
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...wasn't a convincing witness. Amelia Bones is still concerned that there are rogue dementors, but Dumbledore calmly says that someone ordered the dementors there. The witch next to Fudge, introduced as... (full context)
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Fudge tries to return the subject to Harry's use of underage magic, and Dumbledore points out that according to the law, Harry was allowed to use magic to defend... (full context)
Chapter Nine
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Harry stays in his chair, stunned by Dumbledore's departure and his good fortune. He tries to catch the eye of Fudge or Amelia... (full context)
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...assures Harry that though Fudge is at risk of being put under the Imperius Curse, Dumbledore is certain that Fudge is acting by himself now. In the lobby, Harry stops by... (full context)
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...and heads off to the regurgitating toilet. Ron declares that Fudge couldn't convict Harry with Dumbledore there, and Harry feels ungrateful and childish when he silently wishes that Dumbledore had said... (full context)
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...is titled Defensive Magical Theory. Fred and George Apparate into the room and note that Dumbledore found a new Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher, given the assigned book. They say... (full context)
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Harry overhears Kingsley and Lupin talking about why Dumbledore didn't make Harry a prefect, so he moodily heads back toward the table. There, Moody... (full context)
Chapter Eleven
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...Hagrid isn't at the staff table and wonder if he's still on his mission for Dumbledore. Then, they notice Umbridge at the staff table. (full context)
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When the sorting is over, Dumbledore announces the start of the feast. Hermione and Nick discuss the Sorting Hat's warning, and... (full context)
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Dumbledore leads the school in applause for the speech before resuming his announcements. Hermione darkly says... (full context)
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...to Hogwarts. She's been reading the Prophet and believes what it's saying about Harry and Dumbledore. Enraged, Harry changes and climbs into bed. Seamus asks Harry what happened when Cedric died,... (full context)
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...parents are Muggles, and Neville says that according to his gran, the Daily Prophet, not Dumbledore, is the one losing its touch. The boys fall silent and Harry wonders how many... (full context)
Chapter Twelve
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...Harry to stop losing his temper with her and Ron. She reminds him that both Dumbledore and the Sorting Hat said that students need to work together. Seeing a group of... (full context)
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...Great Hall, Harry, Ron, and Hermione notice that Hagrid is still absent. Hermione wonders if Dumbledore doesn't want to draw attention to Hagrid's absence. Angelina briskly approaches Harry; she says that... (full context)
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...better this year since he's in the Order, but Ron says that he doesn't think Dumbledore should trust Snape. Annoyed by their bickering, Harry leaves early. (full context)
Chapter Thirteen
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...about him. Nobody tries to pretend they're not. He grumbles that everyone seemed to believe Dumbledore last summer, but Hermione says that she's not sure anyone actually believed Dumbledore. As Harry... (full context)
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Hermione assures Harry that Dumbledore would've said something if Hagrid was in trouble. Malfoy makes more mean comments about Hagrid... (full context)
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...sick as Harry explains what Umbridge's lines really entail. Harry refuses to tell McGonagall or Dumbledore. (full context)
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...Hermione wonders if it has nothing to do with Umbridge and suggests he speak to Dumbledore. Harry snaps that Dumbledore only cares about his scar. Hermione reminds him that he can't... (full context)
Chapter Fourteen
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...congratulates Ron on being made a prefect, encourages Ron to distance himself from Harry and Dumbledore, and cryptically tells Ron to check the Prophet tomorrow. Harry tries to laugh, but Ron... (full context)
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...surprised that Umbridge isn't letting students do magic; he says that Fudge is afraid that Dumbledore is forming a private army to take on the Ministry. He also says that while... (full context)
Chapter Fifteen
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...as a discussion of Educational Degree Twenty-two, which gives Fudge power to appoint teachers if Dumbledore can't find one. As High Inquisitor, Umbridge will also be able to inspect the other... (full context)
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...that afternoon and asks questions about Hagrid's absence. Grubbly-Plank refuses to answer, but says that Dumbledore is a supportive boss. Umbridge asks students about injuries in the class, and when Malfoy... (full context)
Chapter Sixteen
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...Sirius will try to show up. Ron and Hermione reason that Sirius will listen to Dumbledore, and Dumbledore certainly wouldn't allow it. On the morning of the trip, Filch sniffs at... (full context)
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...important thing for them to do right now, and Hermione shares that Umbridge thinks that Dumbledore is trying to mobilize an army of students. Luna says that Fudge has his own... (full context)
Chapter Eighteen
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...Voldemort's mind, but Harry says he's just feeling Voldemort's extreme moods. He refuses to tell Dumbledore and silently wonders what Voldemort wants to happen. He thinks Voldemort is trying to get... (full context)
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...they vote on a leader. They unanimously elect Harry and then decide to call themselves Dumbledore's Army, or the D.A. Harry next introduces Expelliarmus, the Disarming Charm. Zacharias Smith is derisive... (full context)
Chapter Twenty
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...giants who did know English to translate. Hagrid and Madame Maxime said they came on Dumbledore's behalf and would return the next day with another gift. (full context)
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...day, Hagrid and Maxime gave Karkus a goblin-made battle helmet and Karkus seemed interested in Dumbledore's message. That night, however, a brawl broke out among the giants. Karkus was dead in... (full context)
Chapter Twenty-One
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...insists he isn't lying or crazy, McGonagall says she believes him and takes him to Dumbledore. (full context)
Chapter Twenty-Two
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McGonagall tells Ron to come too and leads the boys to Dumbledore's office. Harry tries not to panic as he tells Dumbledore what he saw. He also... (full context)
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...the headmasters returns and says that people just took Mr. Weasley to St. Mungo's hospital. Dumbledore then sends McGonagall to get the other Weasley children. He turns an old kettle into... (full context)
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...himself that he didn't actually attack Mr. Weasley, but he's afraid of what happened in Dumbledore's office too. A while later, one of Fawkes's feathers appears. It's a note from Mrs.... (full context)
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...privately tells him the truth about his vision of being the snake. Sirius believes that Dumbledore would've said something if he were worried, and he also seems unconcerned about Harry's brief... (full context)
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...offer one to Harry. The adults discuss that nobody could find the snake and that Dumbledore has been acting like he expected Harry to see something like this. Moody growls that... (full context)
Chapter Twenty-Three
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Harry feels dirty and tainted by Voldemort. He wonders if Dumbledore won't look at him because he expects to see Voldemort in his eyes. Harry wonders... (full context)
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...it out. Phineas says he hated teaching because of kids like Harry, points out that Dumbledore has always kept Harry safe, and says that Harry is stupid for thinking that he's... (full context)
Chapter Twenty-Four
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...taunts Sirius about not being able to do anything useful, and then tells Harry that Dumbledore wants him to teach Harry Occlumency, which will protect Harry's mind against "external penetration." Harry... (full context)
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...Harry begs Snape for more information, but Snape refuses to tell Harry anything except that Dumbledore wants Harry to be able to protect himself in case Voldemort tries to access Harry's... (full context)
Chapter Twenty-Five
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...out that Fudge is stuck; he can't walk back his attempts to discredit Harry and Dumbledore now. Hermione also finds an article saying that Broderick Bode, who used to work in... (full context)
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...open Harry up for Voldemort, but Hermione shoots this down and says they must trust Dumbledore. (full context)
Chapter Twenty-Six
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...the weapon. Ron is concerned that Harry saw himself as Voldemort and suggests he tell Dumbledore, but Harry refuses. When they tell Hermione about the dream the next day, Hermione says... (full context)
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...fired and needs to leave the premises. Trelawney starts to cry, but McGonagall comforts her. Dumbledore steps through the front doors and says that while he accepts that Umbridge can fire... (full context)
Chapter Twenty-Seven
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..."playthings of humans." He explains that his herd banished him because they see working for Dumbledore as a betrayal. (full context)
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...with a Trip Jinx. Umbridge comes around the corner, looking delighted. She walks Harry to Dumbledore's office. (full context)
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Dumbledore's office is filled with people, including Fudge, McGonagall, Kingsley, and Percy. Fudge asks Harry if... (full context)
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...to her that he heard Harry in the Hog's Head, setting up an illegal society. Dumbledore interrupts and points out that at the time, the society wasn't illegal. He asks for... (full context)
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Fudge accepts the list and is shocked to see that the group is called Dumbledore's Army. Dumbledore says that he recruited the students himself and tonight was the first meeting.... (full context)
Chapter Twenty-Eight
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...overnight announcing that Umbridge is now the Headmistress. The students all seem to know that Dumbledore evaded Fudge, two Aurors, and Umbridge. Harry learns from Ernie that Dumbledore's office sealed itself... (full context)
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...he thinks of Moody and only pretends to drink. Umbridge starts asking Harry about where Dumbledore and Sirius are. He insists he doesn't know. She dismisses him with a warning that... (full context)
Chapter Thirty-Two
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...just a dream. He loses his temper with Hermione when she points out that both Dumbledore and Sirius wanted the dreams to stop. (full context)
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...crying tears, as she sobs that Harry was using the fire to try to tell Dumbledore that "the weapon" is ready. She says he left the students to finish it and... (full context)
Chapter Thirty-Five
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...foot as he asks what the prophecy is. He's taken aback when Lucius asks if Dumbledore never said that the prophecy is the reason Harry has his scar. Harry whispers to... (full context)
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...stare for a moment before Harry again tries to help Neville up. Neville shouts that Dumbledore is here and Dumbledore races down the stairs. Death Eaters run except for Bellatrix, who... (full context)
Chapter Thirty-Six
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...Sirius has never made Harry wait for him before, so he must really be dead. Dumbledore ties the Death Eaters in the middle of the room as Kingsley continues the duel... (full context)
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...from the Fountain of Magical Brethren suddenly leaps in front of Harry, deflecting the curse. Dumbledore appears at the elevators and the two wizards begin to duel. Dumbledore animates the rest... (full context)
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Dumbledore and Voldemort argue about whether there's anything worse than death as they exchange curses. Voldemort... (full context)
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Dumbledore crouches over Harry as the atrium fills with people, including Fudge. Fudge sees Voldemort grab... (full context)
Chapter Thirty-Seven
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Harry arrives in Dumbledore's office. It's near dawn and as Harry looks around, he thinks it's his fault that... (full context)
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Dumbledore tells Harry that he knows how Harry is feeling, but Harry angrily insists this isn't... (full context)
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As Harry sits, Dumbledore confirms for Phineas that Sirius is dead. Dumbledore says that fifteen years ago, he figured... (full context)
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Dumbledore says that Sirius shared that Harry felt Voldemort in him the night he attacked Mr.... (full context)
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...his rage return and spits angrily that Hermione wanted them to be nice to Kreacher. Dumbledore says that Hermione had the right idea, but Sirius never took it seriously. He says... (full context)
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...just like Harry hated being shut up and ignored at the Dursleys' house last summer. Dumbledore puts his face in his hands and asks Harry to let him share information he... (full context)
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Dumbledore says that after Harry fought Voldemort as a first year, he refused to answer when... (full context)
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Dumbledore pulls out his Pensieve, puts a thought in the basin, and prods it. An image... (full context)
Chapter Thirty-Eight
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They look over and see Umbridge in her bed. Dumbledore saved her from the centaurs, and she hasn't spoken since she came out of the... (full context)
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...He walks around the lake, thinking that he feels isolated from everyone since speaking with Dumbledore. Harry thinks that he's not afraid, but it feels hard to believe that he'll either... (full context)