Question of the Week

Podcast Question of the Week – Episode 169

Magic is mysterious, and certain acts seem to make magic more or less powerful. This week, we ask about one such moment:

In the moments leading up to the destruction of the Horcrux, Harry says to Ron, “you got the sword out of the pool. I think it’s supposed to be you.” Additionally, there’s a line of description that says, “Dumbledore had at least taught Harry something about certain kinds of magic, of the incalculable power of certain acts.” Harry’s all-too-sudden decision that Ron should be the one to destroy the locket seems to hinge not on Harry offering Ron immediate redemption for leaving, but on some kind of magical insight. Where does this insight come from? Why must it be Ron to destroy this Horcrux, and what ‘incalculable power’ is bestowed upon Ron for doing so?

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