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Aug. 29th, 2007 @ 06:05 pm Fic Update: Absolution (Dumbledore)
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From:esoterica1693
Date:September 2nd, 2007 04:49 am (UTC)
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This is most excellent--it shows just how haunted Dumbledore was. Which was the part of his character in DH which struck me, and bothered me, the most. I thought he could have come to terms w/ his guilt over Ariana in 130 yrs. But of course the wound was kept open and bleeding constantly by what he found himself having to do with/to Harry. What he understood to be his penance--to try to make something good of his brilliance, to have it serve the truly greater good--led him to have to sacrifice another person he loved, quite deliberately, and feel like he was just repeating the earlier sin--he was truly in a damned position.

Thanks for giving me that insight into him--I think it is very believable.
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From:reverdybrune
Date:September 2nd, 2007 09:42 pm (UTC)
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Thank you!

I know exactly what you mean about how this was the most troubling part about Dumbledore. I agree. Half the time I just wanted to jump in the book and shake him, and shout "You think Harry is angry at you for that?!? Something you did over a hundred years ago?" It was like, didn't we go through this once already? Harry was angry with him in OotP too, and it had nothing to do with Ariana and everything to do with Harry feeling abandoned. *sigh* It's just... depressing, because there really wasn't anything he could've done, but that didn't appear to lessen the misery it caused everyone. :-\

Thanks again. :D