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Half Blooded Prince and The Mirror of Erised
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message 2: by Katerina (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:50AM) (new)
message 3: by Sharon (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:04PM) (new) - rated it 5 stars
I don't believe that Dumbledore would have wanted to see who struck the final blow to his sister. The possibility that it may have been him would have been too much to bear. I think it more likely that his hearts desire would have been to see his family reunited and happy, just as that was Harry's desire. Harry didn't desire to see why he lived instead of died that night, he wanted a world where that event had never even taken place. He wanted to feel whole and loved again.
message 4: by Shahriar (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:09PM) (new)
i think JKR stated in an interview somewhere that - not unlike harry - dumbledore would see his family whole again if he looked in the mirror.
message 5: by Cindy (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:09PM) (new) - rated it 5 stars
Once you read the last book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, you will understand more. She explains quite a bit.
message 6: by Sarah (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:12PM) (new) - rated it 3 stars
Shahriar is quite right. JK Rowling explained in an interview that Dumbledore, when looking into the mirror, saw nothing but his family as it once was - Healthy, fine, normal. :)
message 7: by Mduduzi (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:17PM) (new)
Snape named himself Half Blood Prince simply because he is half blood and his mother's surname was Prince. This is the one book where you discover just how talented Snape really is...HBP that is
message 8: by Radhika (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:19PM) (new) - rated it 4 stars
huh? he is neither of royal nor pure blood. his mother's name is prince - reread HBP (half blood prince). snape is his muggle fathers name.
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And what are peoples ideas about what Dumbledore sees when he looks in the Mirror of Erised? I feel like Rowling leads on to a couple of ideas but still leaves it a mystery. Does Albus see his family, just like Harry? Or does the mirror reveal his greatest weakness, a desire for power, with the Hallows?