Patriotism

“‘Why didn’t he tell him to hide, then?’ shot back Aberforth. ‘Why didn’t he say to him, ‘Take care of yourself, here’s how to survive’?’

‘Because,’ said Harry before Hermione could answer, ‘sometimes you’ve GOT to think about more than your own safety! Sometimes you’ve GOT to think about the greater good! This is war!'”

J.K. Rowling “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows”

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To Whom Much is Given…

‘”You’re going to kill me?’ Harry choked, attempting to prise off the metal fingers. ‘After I saved your life? You owe me, Wormtail!’

The silver fingers slackened. Harry had not expected it: He wrenched himself free, astonished, keeping his hand over Wormtail’s mouth. He saw the ratlike man’s small watery eyes widen with fear and surprise: He seemed just as shocked as Harry at what his hand had done, at the tiny, merciful impulse it had betrayed, and he continued to struggle more powerfully, as though to undo that moment of weakness.”

 

J.K. Rowling “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows”

 

The Life of a Slave

“‘He’s a slave; house-elves are used to bad, even brutal treatment; what Voldemort did to Kreacher wasn’t that far out of the common way. What do wizard wars mean to an elf like Kreacher? He’s loyal to people who are kind to him, and Mrs. Black must have been, and Regulus certainly was, so her served them willingly and parroted their beliefs.'”

 

J.K. Rowling “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows”

 

Lord Voldemort’s Plan

“‘Many of our oldest family trees become a little diseased over time,’ he said as Bellatrix gazed at him, breathless and imploring. ‘You must prune yours, must you not, to keep it healthy? Cut away those parts that threaten the health of the rest.’

‘Yes, my Lord,’ whispered Bellatrix, and her eyes swam with tears of gratitude again. ‘At the first chance!’

‘You shall have it,’ said Voldemort. ‘And in your family, so in the world….we shall cut away the canker that infects us until only those of the true blood remain….'”

 

J.K. Rowling “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows”

 

 

The Never Ending Fight

“And Harry remembered his first nightmarish trip into the forest, the first time he had ever encountered the thing that was then Voldemort, and how he had faced him, and how he and Dumbledore had discussed fighting a losing battle not long thereafter. It was important, Dumbledore said, to fight, and fight again, and keep fighting, for only then could evil be kept at bay, though never quite eradicated….”

 

J.K Rowling “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince”

 

The Tyrant’s Fear

“‘Don’t you see? Voldemort himself created his worst enemy, just as tyrants everywhere do! Have you any idea how much tyrants fear the people they oppress? All of them realize that, one day, amongst their many victims, there is sure to be one who rises against them and strikes back! Voldemort is no different! Always he was on the lookout for the one who would challenge him.'”

 

J.K. Rowling “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince”