Thursday, July 28, 2016
Harry Potter Moment of the Week (#85)
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How did Quirrell add to the overall storyline?
Quirrell did a number of things for the storyline and character development of others. One of the most important things he did, though, was teach Harry that evil doesn't look like big ugly trolls and sour faced aunts. It can look like the most unassuming, kind professor. Appearances can deceive in the grandest of ways.
Qurriell also marked the beginning of Voldemort's attempt to rise again. He was a parasite to Quirrell and it's a testament to either his weak constitution or Voldemort's incredible persuasive voice that Quirrell allowed Voldemort to possess him in such a weakened state. Quirrell was a unfortunate casualty of Voldemort's greed and obsession, but he entered willingly into that contract and made it possible for Voldemort to get close to Harry again.