A look beyond the half-moon glasses at the Harry Potter franchise's most Albus Dumbledore, the headmaster of Hogwarts School of. Harry Potter's Albus Dumbledore will have a 'sensual' scene with fallen in love with fellow wizard, Grindelwald, but their relationship soured. We're reading Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows as part of the Wizarding as it is of truth, the controversies it covers – from Dumbledore's relationship with.
He had never thought to ask Dumbledore about his past. No doubt it would have felt strange, impertinent even, but after all, it had been common knowledge that Dumbledore had taken part in that legendary duel with Grindelwald, and Harry had not thought to ask Dumbledore what that had been like, nor about any of his other famous achievements.
I see myself holding a pair of thick, woollen socks.
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Then he threw the rest of the newspaper on to the rubbish pile and turned to face the room. It was much tidier.
He had merely glanced at the headline when he had taken the rolled-up paper from the delivery owl early that morning and thrown it aside, after noting that it said nothing about Voldemort. Harry was sure that the Ministry was leaning on the Prophet to suppress news about Voldemort. It was only now, therefore, that he saw what he had missed. Across the bottom half of the front page, a smaller headline was set over a picture of Dumbledore striding along looking harried: Coming next week, the shocking story of the flawed genius considered by many to be the greatest wizard of his generation.
Stripping away the popular image of serene, silver-bearded wisdom, Rita Skeeter reveals the disturbed childhood, the lawless youth, the lifelong feuds and the guilty secrets that Dumbledore carried to his grave. WHY was the man tipped to be Minister for Magic content to remain a mere headmaster? HOW did Dumbledore really meet his end?
The answers to these, and many more questions are explored in the explosive new biography The Life and Lies of Albus Dumbledore, by Rita Skeeter, exclusively interviewed by Betty Braithwaite, page 13, inside.
Harry ripped open the paper and found page thirteen.
The article was topped with a picture showing another familiar face: Doing his best to ignore this nauseating image, Harry read on. In person, Rita Skeeter is much warmer and softer than her famously ferocious quill-portraits might suggest. Greeting me in the hallway of her cosy home, she leads me straight into the kitchen for a cup of tea, a slice of pound cake and, it goes without saying, a steaming vat of freshest gossip. I ask her how she managed this super-fast feat.
I knew that the wizarding world was clamouring for the full story and I wanted to be the first to meet that need. I remember interviewing him a few years back about merpeople rights, bless him. Completely gaga, seemed to think we were sitting at the bottom of Lake Windermere, kept telling me to watch out for trout.
People were queuing to dish the dirt on Dumbledore, anyway. Not everyone thought he was so wonderful, you know — he trod on an awful lot of important toes.
Rowling dropped a bombshell on the Harry Potter fan community. When asked by a fan if Dumbledore ever loved anyone, J.
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Rowling replied Dumbledore was. Reports from the scene say a hush fell over the crowd and then it broke out in applause, to which J. She went on to say that while she was reading Steve Kloves' script for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, she came across a passage in which Dumbledore was reminiscing about past loves, and she corrected it by crossing it out and scrawling "Dumbledore is " in the margin.
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I, personally, was very surprised by this news. Not that I thought there couldn't be Wizards and not that I'd have anything against them if they were. Lockhart is obviouslyfor example, and I think fans assume the whole Wizarding world knows it, and doesn't care And he's one of our favorite characters.Which HARRY POTTER Character Are You?
It's just that I never for minute suspected it about Dumbledore. But, looking back, should we have seen clues that this was true? We learned a great amount about Dumbledore in the final book that we never knew before, especially about his past.
Looking back at the book, the clues hinting at this are all there. Naturally I introduced him to poor Albus, who was missing the company of lads his own age. The boys took to each other at once. We know Durmstrang isn't shy about teaching the dark arts. Is it possible more than experimenting with dark magic caused Grindelwald's falling out with Durmstrang?
And then later, Bathilda says something funny about Ariana's: A shame Gellert could not have stayed for the He would have been a comfort to Albus, at least Or was he just good at stringing people along, telling them what they wanted to hear, for his own purposes? And in ly Hallows, one of the earliest things we learn about Dumbledore's past is told to us by Elphias Doge, in his eulogy of Dumbledore, when he says that after graduation from Hogwarts, he and Dumbledore had, in his words, "intended to take the then-traditional tour of the world together".