In the last installment of the Harry Potter, the dark Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, it appears that our beloved Dumbledore died during a tragic battle scene. But did Dumbledore really die in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince? There is so much controversy swarming over this simple question that it becomes clear just how passionate Harry Potter fans are. Dumbledore, as the sage head of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, represented the wisdom and experience in the always changing world of magic. Dumbledore always gave Harry the best advice, and he always seemed to come to Harry’s rescue when he most needed help.
Many fans were shocked at the end of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince when Dumbledore plunged to his death. Many cried, and yet others refused to believe that such a thing could happen. But did it really happen? Did Dumbledore really die, or is it yet another trick that Harry Potter creator JK Rowling has up her sleeve? There are plenty of Harry Potter fans out there who refuse to believe that Dumbledore could really be gone forever. Despite Rowling’s warnings that an important character would be dying, the revelation still managed to catch fans by complete surprise. Those who refuse to believe the possibility that Dumbledore has really died have even created websites dedicated to their belief that Dumbledore is really alive. There is even a famous website called dumbledoreisnotdead.com.
Some fans debate whether Dumbledore is really dead or not. Some argue that there are important clues in that final pivotal scene that demonstrate the possibility that perhaps Dumbledore is not really dead, and that Snape is not really a death eater. It is a well known fact that JK Rowling frequently plants secret clues that is embedded in the prose. Many fans believe that Dumbledore’s death is actually a hint or clue that will make sense once the final installment of the Harry Potter series is finished and released. Other fans believe that Dumbledore will return in the seventh and final installment of the series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Even if he does not return in live form, many dedicated Harry Potter readers believe that there is a distinct possibility that Dumbledore will return as a ghost, phantom or spirit of some kind. Many readers hold out high hopes that Aldus Dumbledore will return in the final installment of the Harry Potter series in some form or other. Readers who feel a strong connection or fondness to Dumbledore will surely be disappointed if their hopes do not pan out in the end.
However, during a rare recent panel session in New York, JK Rowling, the writer of all the Harry Potter books, announced something that many Harry fans will not want to hear. She said unequivocally that Dumbledore is dead, and that there were no tricks in that pivotal scene. She apologized to fans who loved Dumbledore and who are still reeling from the shock of losing him in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Still, even with Rowling’s unequivocal words that prove that Dumbledore is indeed dead, many fans still refuse to lose hope that Dumbledore may return in some fashion.
After all, the Harry Potter books are basically fantasy novels, where the impossible can sometimes be achieved. Wouldn’t it be possible, some fans ask, to revive Dumbledore in some way or another? But fans will have to wait and tune in to see what happens in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the final installment in the vastly popular Harry Potter series created by JK Rowling. Whether Dumbledore returns or not, fans can all agree that he has been a powerful and inspiring source of wisdom and experience throughout the entire Harry Potter series.