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Aug. 29th, 2007 @ 06:05 pm Fic Update: Absolution (Dumbledore)
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Date:September 9th, 2007 12:24 pm (UTC)
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Well, that part is more my particular reading of the characters than anything. It's just that Dumbledore and Harry are both people who consider the big picture, and that doesn't exactly make for an easy relationship. I think in some ways it might have been easier for both of them if they hadn't been so close; Harry wouldn't have been so upset in DH if he hadn't expected more from Dumbledore. The same is true in OotP. But then, I don't blame Dumbledore for it either; once he started involving himself in Harry's life, of course both of them got more attached than was probably wise. It seems to me that Dumbledore always expected Harry to be more angry with him than Harry actually was. On Dumbledore's side there's this immense guilt, and on Harry's there's abandonment, and through mutual misunderstanding we have lots of angst in OotP and DH. And I think that it was always going to be that way (messy, angsty, etc.) unless Dumbledore actually had turned out to be a manipulative jerk who didn't give a damn about Harry, or something.

I'm not sure I'm being any more coherent. :-\ Honestly, thinking about Dumbledore too much gives me a headache. I don't really envy him his position. He didn't have any good options that didn't end in either death&destruction or emo!Harry.
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Date:September 10th, 2007 07:46 am (UTC)
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Ohh, okay I get it now. :) Thanks for taking the time to explain!