Thursday, September 18, 2014

Harry Potter Moment of the Week (#9)

Harry Potter Moment of the Week hosted by Uncorked Thoughts.

Best Dumbledore Moment:

There are so many Dumbledore moments that I love, it's hard to choose just one.  However, one that stands out to me currently is how he handles the death of Cedric Diggory.  Instead of the end of term festivities and House Cup celebration, Dumbledore takes a moment to honor Cedric with the entire school and their guests.  This is clearly a turning point for the series, but it's also a turning point for Dumbledore.  We've known all along that he cares for his students, particularly Harry, but this moment is when we truly see how much he cares for them.  He is not willing to sugar coat or coddle them because he feels they deserve to know the truth, they deserve to know what's happening.  Keeping them in the dark only blinds them, making them susceptible to the same fate as Cedric.   His call to action is mostly about knowledge, so that Cedric's terrible death is in vain.
"Today we acknowledge a really terrible loss.  Cedric Diggory was, as you all know, exceptionally hard working, infinitely fair-minded, and most importnat;y, a fierce, fierce friend.  Therefore, I feel you have the right to know exactly how he died.  You see, Cedric Diggory was murdered, by Lord Voldemort.  The Ministry of Magic does not wish me to tell you this.  But not to do so I felel would be a n insult to his memory.  Now the pain we all feel at this dreadful loss reminds me, and, reminds us, that though we may come from different countries and speak in different tonues, our hearts beat as one.  In light of the recent events, the bonds of friendship made this year will be more important than ever.  Remember that, and Cedric Diggory will not have died in vain.  You remember that, and we'll celebrate a boy who was kind, and honest, and brave, and true.  Right to the very end."


  1. *Shivers* I can't believe I didn't think of this one too. It's such a pivotal moment in the series and Dumbledore shows his strength through and through!

  2. Ah! Such a powerful moment! You're right, Dumbledore loves his student and he shows it fully here by honoring Cedric and telling the students the truth about what happened to him! After all, this is a turning point in the series and Dumbledore knows everyone needs to be ready to fight. Awesome pick ^^

  3. An excellent though heart-breaking moment. I'm ashamed to say that I didn't even think of it! Thank you for bringing it up :)