Dumbledon’t: Why Dumbledore Was the Worst

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When you think of a villain in a story the people that come to mind are Thanos, Darth Vader, or Voldemort, but one character that might have slipped your mind is Dumbledore. This is a man who was manipulative and constantly used children for his own vendetta. There was a war going on and his best tactic was to pin children against each other. He is an end justifies the means personality. The trauma and heartache he causes kids he does knowingly marking him as a villain – hands down.

In the first book, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Dumbledore brought Cerberus (a mythological three headed dog) to the school to bait an evil wizard to the school.  Dumbledore did warn the kids that “the third-floor corridor on the right-hand side is out of bounds to everyone who does not wish to die a painful death”; did he really believe the children would not be curious. There are eleven-year-olds and he knew what would happen if the Cerberus were to escape or get loose.

A student by the name of Cody Montgomery has said, “Dumbledore is manipulative even though he was trying to save the world. He used kids as pawns not caring about the consequences”. Thus showing that people see the flaws in Dumbledore.

When asked around the school, many students agree that Dumbledore is scheming and only has interest out for himself. Savanna Backus shares this same sentiment, “I have always had a bad feeling about him throughout the whole series. He was always working behind peoples backs”.

There are many people who look at Dumbledore and dismiss all his bad deeds saying that it all ended well. However, just because something ends well, we can not simply look away and justify evil actions. He is a villain, deal with it Potter heads.

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