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Dumbledore Would Have Said That It Was Love

Dumbledore Would Have Said That It Was Love

Grief, it seemed, drove Voldemort out… though Dumbledore, of course, would have said that it was love….

— as Harry digs Dobby's grave (DH24: The Wandmaker)


Harry first observes this when Voldemort, possessing him, is driven from his mind as Harry thinks of Sirius, who has just died.  When Harry speaks with Dumbledore before going to meet Slughorn, Dumbledore tells him Harry will no longer need to take Occlumency lessons because Voldemort has begun using Occlumency against Harry.  Dumbledore suggests that this is because Voldemort "...has finally realized the dangerous access to his thoughts and feelings" Harry has had (HBP4).  However, it seems plausible that (additionally) Voldemort wishes to avoid contact with Harry's mind as he grieves.


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