You asked for it...
-Harry says, "He will only be gone from the school when none here are loyal to him." in at least two books. Its in the second movie too, so it seems of some importance.
[beb93e9ac99]Dumbledore talking to Draco[/beb93e9ac99]
[ieb93e9ac99]"I can help you, Draco." "No, you can't," said Malfoy, his wand shaking very badly indeed. "Nobody can. He told me to do it or he'd kill me. I've got no choice." "He cannot kill you if you are already dead. Come over to the right side, Draco, and we can hide you more completely than you can possibly imagine." (HBP pg 591/552)[/ieb93e9ac99]
If Draco can play dead, why can't Dumbledore?
Just before Snape "killed" Dumbledore, Harry was frozen in place underneath the cloak. Dumbledore could have used another spell, but instead allowed it to happen and prevented Harry from interfering.
[beb93e9ac99]Fawkes doesn't try to save Dumbledore[/beb93e9ac99]
We've seen Fawkes come in at the last moment and save Harry's life in Chamber of Secrets and he also saved Dumbledore in Order of the Phoenix. We know Fawkes was nearby the tower, as he shows up after Dumbledore's "death". So, why didn't Fawkes come to save Dumbledore this time?
[beb93e9ac99]Was it really Avada Kedavra?[/beb93e9ac99]
Every other time we've seen the Avada Kedavra performed, the victim simply falls over dead. However, in Half-Blood Prince, when Snape curses Dumbledore with the same spell, Dumbledore violently flies up and away from the tower. Several times in the course of the Harry Potter books, J.K. has told us that the Avada Kedavra is not a curse you can make lightly. Snape could've said it and not meant it, which would not have much effect on Dumbledore. Or, remember all the importance this book gave to "nonverbal" spells? Perhaps Snape said Avada Kedavra, but the curse he was really thinking, the nonverbal one, was a different curse, one that only made it appear that Dumbledore was dead. The Expelliarmus spell launches can launch the victim back as Dumbledore was.
[ieb93e9ac99]Gulping, Madame Pomfrey pressed her fingers to her mouth, her eyes wide. Somewhere out in the darkness, a phoenix was singing in a way Harry had never heard before; a stricken lament of terrible beauty...Harry felt, as he had felt about the Phoenix song before, that the music was inside him, not without ... How long they stood there, listening, he did not know, nor why it seemed to ease their pain a little to listen... [/ieb93e9ac99]
The book talks for a long time about Faulks singing/crying. Remember that phoenix tears have powerful healing powers.
The last time we really saw Dumbledore's body was when Harry is kneeling over it shortly after he has been killed by Snape the previous day. We never really see Dumbledore's body at the funeral. How do we know it was there at all?
There are several references throughout the books about how the Phoenix uses fire as a rebirth. At the funeral Dumbledore's body ignites in flames.
[ieb93e9ac99]White smoke spiraled into the air and made strange shapes Harry thought, for one heart-stopping moment, that he saw a phoenix fly joyfully into the blue, but next second the fire had vanished.[/ieb93e9ac99]
Dumbledore gave Snape the Defense against the Dark Arts position at the begining of the year knowing that the position was cursed and the teacher would never stay more that a year. He knew there would be a reason that Snape would not return the next year.
If you believe that Snape is acting on Dumbledore's orders to kill him (or possibly just make it look like he killed him, although he'd probably still be hurting him), then Snape's demeanor and Dumbledore's final words take on a whole new meaning.
[ieb93e9ac99]...somebody else had spoken Snape's name, quite softly. "Severus..." The sound frightened Harry beyond anything he had experienced all evening. For the first time, Dumbledore was pleading. Snape said nothing, but walked forward and pushed Malfoy roughly out of the way. ... Snape gazed for a moment at Dumbledore, and there was revulsion and hatred etched in the harsh lines of his face. "Severus... Please..." (HBP pg 595/556)[/ieb93e9ac99]
In that passage the reader is supposed to believe that Snape hates Dumbledore and feels revulsion for him.
But to help us understand the real meaning of Snape's feelings of revulsion and hatred, J.K. used almost the exact same words for what Harry was feeling just one chapter previous
[beb93e9ac99]"You...you can't stop, Professor," said Harry. "You've got to keep drinking, remember? You told me you had to keep drinking. Here..." Hating himself, repulsed by what he was doing, Harry forced the goblet back toward Dumbledore's mouth ... [/beb93e9ac99]
Even though Snape was to kill Dumbledore on Dumbledore's orders, it must have been something that was still really emotional and difficult for Snape to do, exactly as it was for Harry to make Dumbledore drink the potion.
The feeling of revulsion on Snape's face was not for Dumbledore, but the act he knew he had to commit. The hatred was not for Dumbledore, but for what Dumbledore was making him do.
And when Dumbledore said, "Severus... Please..." he wasn't begging "please don't". What he was really saying was, "Severus, please kill me, as you promised you would."
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