August 14, The Return of the Native I've been reading and in a few cases re-reading some of the novels of Thomas Hardy in the last few years, and you'll even find a reference to one of them, Jude the Obscure, in my book Funnybooks. The punning title of this item, about my return to what I hope will be reasonably frequent posting, is taken from one of Hardy's most famous novels, a book that I haven't read yet.
He was a half-bloodMuggle -supporting wizardthe son of Percival and Kendra Dumbledoreand the elder brother of Aberforth and Ariana.
His father died in Azkaban when Dumbledore was young, while his mother and sister were later accidentally killed. His early losses greatly affected him early on, even at his death, but, in turn, made him a better person.
While initially unable to directly act against Gellert Grindelwalddue to their past Blood pactthe Ministry's surveillance of him, his lingering feelings of love toward Grindelwald, and his lingering guilt over Ariana 's death, Dumbledore sent Newt Scamander to New York to release the Thunderbird Frankand later sent Newt to Paris to rescue Credence Barebone.
Initially unbeknownst to Dumbledore however, Grindelwald intended to use the former's alleged Obscurial relative, Aurelius Dumbledoreas a weapon against him.
Following the Global Wizarding Warand end of the For the Greater Good revolution, Dumbledore became most famous for his defeat of Gellert Grindelwaldthe discovery of the twelve uses of dragon's bloodand his work on alchemy with Nicolas Flamel. It was through Dumbledore that resistance to the rise of Lord Voldemort was formed, as it was he who founded and lead the Order of the Phoenix against Voldemort for 11 years in the First Wizarding War.
Following Voldemort's sudden return and the start of the Second Wizarding War after the resignation of Cornelius FudgeDumbledore swiftly formed and lead the second Order of the Phonix. He would also support Jacob's sibling in the latter's Cursed Vaults quest, as well as later consistently supporting the trio of HarryRonand Hermione during their first six years at Hogwarts, and they would thus name Dumbledore's Army after him.
Due to the fact that he had a keen mind and legendary power, Dumbledore became the only wizard that Voldemort ever feared.
He was the wielder and the master of the Elder Wand from until and considered by many as the greatest Hogwarts Headmaster.
As he was about to die by a cursed ringDumbledore planned his own death with Severus Snape. Though he was no longer alive at the time, it was through Dumbledore's manipulations that Lord Voldemort was ultimately defeated and lasting peace finally restored to the wizarding world.
Dumbledore is the only Headmaster that was laid to rest at Hogwarts. Albus Dumbledore's portrait still remains at Hogwarts.
Harry Potter later named his second son Albus Severus Potter after him.We bring you a comprehensive and up to date spoiler service on all the major US TV shows and Movies.
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The wound angers the dragon, and he steps up his attack. Beowulf's sword fails for the first time; he has to retreat. He's humiliated. The dragon takes a deep breath and hits Beowulf with another blast of fire.
Beowulf is close to being defeated. Henry Mascarenhas, Greenville, NC, USA Fri, Feb 2 Years ago, it was very hard to gather news from my mother land, I used to depend on letters from family and friends to learn about politics and progress in my home town, State and the country.
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Nov 09, · Beowulf Essay Beowulf is an epic poem and the character Beowulf is an archetypal hero because of his archetypal characteristics.
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