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Occlumency

- Chapter 24
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The Harry Potter Canon

“Occlumency, Potter. The magical defense of the mind against external penetration. An obscure branch of magic, but a highly useful one.” - Severus Snape (OP24)

OP24

Harry and the Weasleys return to Hogwarts after the holidays and Harry begins Occlumency lessons with Snape, during which Harry sees the dark corridor in the Department of Mysteries that he often dreams about.

Calendar and Dates

Still to come...

Interesting facts and notes

Snape's office had come back into view and he realized that he had fallen to the floor...

Occlumency by Marta T.

Exceptional character moments

Still to come.

Memorable lines

"You keepin' well, then, 'Arry? I seen your name in the paper loads over the summer, but it weren't never nuffink very nice.... I said to Ern, I said, ''e didn't seem like a nutter when we met 'im, just goes to show, dunnit?'" [Stan Shunpike]

"You have no subtlety, Potter," said Snape, his dark eyes glittering. "You do not understand fine distinctions. It is one of the shortcomings that makes you such a lamentable potion-maker."

"I think I'll go to bed," said Harry, stuffing the homework planner back into his bag and making a mental note to drop it in the fire the first opportunity he got.

Words and phrases

Other Canon Notes

Characters (notes or unnamed):

  • (unnamed) passengers on the Knight Bus

 

Spells:

  • Imperio (mentioned as Imperius Curse)
  • "ancient spells and charms" guarding the walls and grounds of Hogwarts

 

Settings and locations mentioned:

In number twelve, Grimmauld Place

  • Harry and Ron's bedroom
  • kitchen

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The Harry Potter Canon