Rumor has it that Dumbledore bites it in the next Harry Potter book. That would’ve been my guess for purely plot-based reasons. Thing is, Dumbledore’s a sort of perpetual deus ex machina: They’ve established he can kick Voldemort’s ass, so he’s got to be implausibly called away or unavailable whenever they want actual tension in the finale. For the series to work as a coming of age narrative, Harry’s got to face down his foe without the potential rescue by the father figure—meaning Aldus has to go.
May 24th, 2005 · 2 Comments
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