• Character Dolores Umbridge was Senior Undersecretary to the Minister (OP8) and later highly unpopular teacher of Defence Against the Dark Arts at Hogwarts (OP11). She forced Dumbledore out and replaced him as Headmaster (OP28). In the Death Eater controlled Ministry of Pius Thicknesse, Umbridge… Read More
• Event Umbridge sits high above the accused Muggle-born witches and wizards, condemning them the Azkaban on the charge that they “stole magic.” Umbridge protects herself from the Dementors in the room by allowing her cat Patronus to pace back and forth in front of her. Podcast:… Read More
• Essay
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I have, for some time, been speculating on just why Voldemort would single out a child for destruction. There is, of course, the much talked about “Heir of Gryffindor” theory, but for me, this doesn’t hold with JKR’s theme of our choices making us who we are, and not innate qualities. So,… Read More