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A little clue about Horcruxes in CoS - A Sorta Fairytale
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hymnia
hymnia
Joie
Sat, Nov. 26th, 2005 09:22 pm
A little clue about Horcruxes in CoS

So I was looking at CoS tonight, and I noticed this in the chapter where Dobby first warns Harry not to go back to school:

"Albus Dumbledore is the greatest headmaster Hogwarts has ever had...But sir...there are powers Dumbledore doesn't...powers no decent wizard..."

~Ch 2, p. 16 US

Was this a hint toward what we learned later on about Horcruxes? And if so, does this mean Dobby has some knowledge as to what they are and how they work? I'm not sure if this is useful in terms of anticipating Book 7, because I don't know whether or how much Dobby's possible knowledge about Horcruxes could help Harry in his quest, but it is at least a point of interest that shows how JKR laid clues about the Horcruxes in CoS and other earlier books.

Joie

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xray2000
xray2000
xray
Sun, Nov. 27th, 2005 03:47 am (UTC)

Oooh Joie,

You have piqued my thoughts! R.A.B. stole Lord Voldemort's locket horcrux so he had to have known what it was, wouldn't you think? We assume that R.A.B. was Regulus Black, a death eater. From what we know he really wasn't a "prominent" death eater so it makes sense to assume that if the person who stole the horcrux was a death eater, other death eaters will have known of Lord Voldemort's Horcruxes. This leads to Lucius, thence to Dobby.

The only drawback to this "theory" is that the Death Eaters were surprised to see Lord Voldemort return in GoF. So either they knew of the horcruxes and believed they didn't work or they didn't know of the horcruxes.

Interesting things to ponder upon.


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dome36
dome36
dome36
Sun, Nov. 27th, 2005 10:52 am (UTC)

hymnia

Excellent observation!

Maybe there is something about Dobby we don't know yet. After all Dobby won his freedom because of Harry's actions.

I think we still have to wait to learn Dobby's last word.

Hugs!

Dome


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major_dallas
major_dallas
Nate the Great
Sun, Nov. 27th, 2005 02:22 pm (UTC)

Well I think Dobby might definately be a clue, considering Lucius was married to Narcissa, a Black, and Regulus was a member of the Slug Club and Slugghorn really is the tie that binds where the Horcrux is concerned. R.A.B. I'm 95% sure was Regulus and I'm thinking he could only have found out about Riddle's Horcrux from Slughorn. DD tells us that Lucius did not know the true nature of the Diary, yet maybe Dobby could sense more from the Diary being a House Elf and all...

Cheers


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stereo_m
stereo_m
Moa
Sun, Nov. 27th, 2005 06:46 pm (UTC)

Oooh, interesting! Something to ponder, indeed.


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koinegeek
koinegeek
Rit
Mon, Nov. 28th, 2005 05:54 pm (UTC)

Very interesting. Obviously "house" elves are more knowledgeable than their servant-status implies. Dobby gave Harry the dillyweed in GoF and can stand up to Lucious at the end of CoS. I wonder if they were enslaved to control their power and knowledge. I agree that Dobby could play an interesting role. JKR seems to use seemingly minor characters in big ways (Dobby, Myrtle, etc.)


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