Voldermort’s downfall was a long time coming. Despite his efforts to ensure his longevity, Voldemort’s overall approach to life almost guarunteed his defeat. By ignoring the signifcance of some very important “deeper magics,” Voldemort opened up a proverbial chink in his armor that ultimately led to his demise. In Chapter 35, King’s Cross, an etherieal Dumbledore sums it up nicely:
That which Voldemort does not value, he takes no trouble to comprehend. Of house elves and children’s tales, of love, loyalty and innoncence, Voldemort knows and understands nothing. NOTHING. That they all have a power beyond his own, a power beyond the reach of any magic, is a truth he has never grasped.
In this week’s episode, we take a deeper look at the general and specific causes of Voldemort’s downfall, paying particular attention to Dumbledore’s assessment.
In the news:
- Daniel Radcliffe’s December Boys jump the gun and premiere on September 14.
- Equus may come to Broadway. In other news, the Kentucky Derby has been cancelled.
- Dumbledore makes Wizard of the Month on JKRowling.com. It’s about time he was recognized for all his hard work.
- Order of the Phoenix second most profitable Potter film. But still the worst book.
- Scholastic announces 40 schools of very lucky children. I think I can still pass as a sixth grader if I shave really close.
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