Goblet of Fire, Chapter 30

We’re hitting the home stretch of book four, and the more I think about this next chapter, the scarier I find it. I’ve gotten used to thinking of Dumbledore as all-knowing, especially when it comes to Voldemort; but here, the very fact that he’s been reviewing these memories in his Pensieve make it pretty clear that he really doesn’t have any idea what Voldemort is trying to accomplish. He knows he got Harry’s name into the Goblet of Fire somehow, but who was responsible? And what’s next? And how is it that there are three main suspects – two of whom (Karkaroff, Bagman) don’t seem remotely plausible, and the third of whom (Crouch Jr.) is dead?

Anyway, just like the rest of us, Dumbledore is reduced to hoping, wishing, and praying as Harry moves toward the third task. So let’s get moving!
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, chapter 30: ‘The Pensieve’

~ by Josie on September 18, 2009.

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