Question of the Week

Podcast Question of the Week – Episode 166

Dumbledore & Harry’s pasts are strikingly similar – but why did they never discuss it?

Why did Dumbledore never tell Harry of their shared history in Godric’s Hollow? They both have a lot of family tragedy connected with this village, and they both have meaningful reasons to return to this village, and to learn more about themselves and their history by visiting it. Harry instead has to learn it through gravestones, and books, and passed down stories – rather than a personal connection. So why did Dumbledore choose to keep this particular emotional story from Harry, when it is so obvious that Harry has been yearning for some connection to his family, for so long?

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