This is an encore broadcast of an episode if the Harry Potter Lexicon Minute from November 2018.
Today I’d like to talk to you about how, in the end, Bane didn’t need to get mad.
When Bane gets mad at Firenze for saving Harry, he says “…we are sworn not to set ourselves against the heavens. Have we not read what is to come in the movements of the planets?” Bane thinks that Harry should have died at the hands of Voldemort in “The Forbidden Forest.” This is the title of chapter fifteen in which this incident happened.
Harry even suspects that Bane felt that way. “Bane thinks Firenze should have let Voldemort kill me… I suppose that’s written in the stars as well.”
During the Battle of Hogwarts, when Harry decides to sacrifice himself, he goes to “The Forest Again” – chapter 34 of The Deathly Hallows. And even if he didn’t really die because of his mother’s powerful love, everyone thought he was dead for a little while.
So Bane reacted too quickly. What he read in the stars did, in fact, play out – just six years later instead of that night in First Year when Harry and the others served their detentions.
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