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In Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, why does Dumbledore say Harry is not as...

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thefuzzybuzzy... | Student, Grade 11 | eNoter

Posted August 15, 2011 at 9:15 PM via web

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In Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, why does Dumbledore say Harry is not as angry as he should be?

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted August 22, 2011 at 6:34 AM (Answer #1)

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The reason for this is that Dumbledore did not tell Harry about the prophecy that Trelawney made before Harry was born.  Dumbledore wanted to protect Harry from knowing about the prophecy.  By doing so, however, he left Harry in ignorance of things that he maybe should have known.  Because Harry did not know about the prophecy, he got fooled by Voldemort into going to the Department of Mysteries.  Because he was fooled, Sirius died.

So, Dumbledore thinks Harry should be more angry at him than he is.  Harry should be mad because Dumbledore helped cause Sirius's death by not telling Harry about the prophecy.

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mystical-rose95 | Student, Grade 10 | eNoter

Posted November 10, 2011 at 7:56 AM (Answer #2)

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because there are so many things that dumbledore has protected harry from by not telling him, so of course harry is going to act out because he is confused and upset and not sure what's going on with himself and things around him

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