Thursday, June 28, 2007

Dumbledore's triumphant look...

Goblet of Fire is done.

I've written about this on this blog
before, about a year and a half ago. But there is a sentence...a sentence that still bothers me a lot. I still don't understand it in the context of all the rest of the books. Was it just a fluke sentence? Something I'm supposed to read and forget?

The sentence is: "For a fleeting instant, Harry thought he saw a gleam of something like triumph in Dumbledore's eyes." This happened right after Harry had explained how Voldy had risen again, using Harry's blood and so therefore, the "ancient magic mother's love protection" is gone. Last time I wrote about this on the blog, someone commented that they thought Dumbledore was excited because now the fight could begin - the work of defeating Voldy could start. This isn't a bad theory, but one I can't agree with because of the choice of words. It wasn't a gleam of excitement - it was a gleam of triumph. Triumph that Harry's protection is gone? Triumph that Voldemort is back?

Stupid sentence.


  1. i think the triumph is that voldermort has once again underestimated the power of good - the power of love that runs through harry's veins, now is in voldermort's too, so yes, he can touch harry now, but i think, in the end, it will come back to help be part of his demise

  2. I thought that the triumph was about Harry's growth as a wizard and a person - that he had faced V and could talk about it? It's been a long time since I read that one...