Remember Cedric Diggory

Remember Cedric Diggory

“Remember Cedric.  Remember, if the time should come when you have to make a choice between what is right and what is easy, remember what happened to a boy who was good, and kind, and brave, because he strayed across the path of Lord Voldemort.  Remember Cedric Diggory.”

Albus Dumbledore honoring Cedric's memory at the end-of-term feast (GF37: The Beginning)


Cloaked in a heartfelt eulogy for Cedric Diggory, Albus Dumbledore warns the students and faculty of Hogwarts, Beauxbatons, and Durmstrang, that difficult choices will arise for all of them.  The phrasing, which presents morality and simplicity as mutually exclusive concepts, offers a subtle encouragement to all he addresses to brace themselves to make sacrifices for the sake of what is right.


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