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Old August 31st, 2009, 11:18 pm
mrfutterman  Undisclosed.gif mrfutterman is offline
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Re: Half-Blood Prince Movie Reviews v.2

Originally Posted by Myrmedus View Post
The school is meant to be the most guarded and safe place in the magical world, it's stated many times.
It doesn't matter, IMO, how many times it is stated, because in every book we see the security of the castle undermined by some agent or artefact of Voldemort. And apparently Dumbledore doesn't notice this agent under his very nose.

Strike the "apparently". Dumbledore doesn't know when one of his teachers is being possessed by Voldemort, and Dumbledore doesn't know when one of his teachers is imprisoned and impersonated by an agent who, after many years in Azkaban, might be assumed to be a bit rusty on the old magical abilities side.

In PoA and GoF it transpired that Dumbledore didn't know that various pupils, over various decades, were unregistered animagi.

In HBP Dumbledore is fully aware that one of his pupils - an infamous bully whose behaviour he has done nothing to curb over several years - is wandering around trying to kill him, or, pretty much anybody who gets in the way.

I could go on, but the security of Hogwarts is presented as being poor, whatever is stated.

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