Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince

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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince the book written by JK Rowling is a darn amazing book, full of more twist and turns and secrets than a whole school year. Since I know that you’ve only seen the movies, but I have to say the books are way better, especially the book I said in the first sentence of this paragraph. So many secrets are revealed and the atmosphere is darker than your room at night. The book leaves you wanting more, and you wanting to know how the terrible atrocities can be solved (in which they are if you keep going onto the final book Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows). But this book sticks out so much to me and will always have a place in my bookshelf because of the creativity unmatched by any other books and the terrible …show more content…

Chapter 26 of Harry Potter & the Half-Blood Prince leaves such a striking impression on the reader, and as the reader learns about Harry and Dumbledore’s journey to discover the Horcrux they are left with more than they thought they’d receive. This chapter shows Lord Voldemort’s power and ignorance when concocting his protection which would in return, lead to his downfall. When they first enter the cave and Dumbledore makes payment he says that “‘ that your enemy must weaken him- or herself to enter. Once again, Lord Voldemort fails to grasp that there are things more terrible than physical injury’” (Rowling.559). They would then be able to proceed into the cave, find the Horcrux, and then eventually kill the Dark Lord who sought immortality. The flaws of Voldemort revealed in this book and his failure to grasp human nature, for this is what specifically led to his downfall (this was very poorly done in the movies and this is why I think you should read the books). Underestimating that the intruders would not be afraid of cutting themselves, and knowing that the intruder can face death by entering the cave would not be afraid of making a simple payment. If Lord Voldemort would’ve looked outside of the “whatever I think or believe is right bubble”, than the Dark Lord would most likely have survived longer or even the events of the book might not have occurred. He makes his own enemies by failing to grasp simple concepts, and breaks the pillar in which he thought would save him from a mortal

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