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Old October 24th, 2007, 7:29 am
Starrlight  Female.gif Starrlight is offline
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Re: Albus Dumbledore: Character Analysis v2

I was sorry to see JKR state that Dumbledore's infatuation with Grindelwald blinded him to Grindelwald's dark ways. Love blinds you to your lover's faults--that's just too "romance novel plot" to be believed. While reading DH, I assumed that JKR was going for something deeper--we all have a dark side, and Dumbledore flirted with that dark side: he was tempted by power. Instead of a complex, powerful man being tempted by evil, repenting, and trying to find a way to live with himself after a tragedy, we get that same old McGonnagal "you're too noble to use your power" Dumbledore from the very first book. He's the wonderful guy Doge remembered who just made a mistake because he was in love. Sheesh--that's as superficial as it gets! I didn't like DH anyway, I was tremendously disappointed with it for reasons that I won't go into here, and now I have one less reason to reread the series to see if I can come to love it again.

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