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First of all, Harry didn't know about the magic that Dumbledore had put on the Mirror of Erised. So, Harry, when he retrieved the stone, did it by accident. You are asking why Harry went to retrieve the stone. Well, simple, he knew Dumbledore was not at Hogwarts but at the Ministry. He suspected Snape to be the one to steal the stone. He couldn't tell ...


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If I remember right, the horcruxes are not connected. If you kill Voldemort with an Elder wand, there is absolutely no reason that the other, completely separate parts of his soul are affected, even if they were one soul a long time ago. This is one of the many things that the movies changed. The movie Harry could feel/hear horcruxes, which implies a ...


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TLDR version: desensitization. It happened seven times already. Dunno if it's the in-cannon answer, but there's a phenomenon called desensitization, which is when something shocking or painful happens so many times you forget that you're feeling it. For example, some soldiers who have put up with a lot of violence will simply put up with it. Know it's ...


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From Harry Potter Wiki: Sir Nicholas: "Not everyone can come back as a ghost." Harry: "What d'you mean?" Sir Nicholas: "...Wizards can leave an imprint of themselves upon the earth, to walk palely where their living selves once trod... But very few wizards choose that path." — Sir Nicholas and Harry Potter discussing ghosts in "Harry Potter and the ...


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Was he simply surprised that Snape still loved Lily? I believe so. This memory takes place at least 16 years after Lily and James' murder, and I believe it's likely to be the first time Snape shared his feelings with Dumbledore since the day he broke down in tears upon hearing of Lily's death. Considering that Dumbledore probably knows how Snape treats ...


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To address your first question: why was Harry's desire to retrieve the stone in the first place? Harry came there in an attempt to prevent Snape to get the stone, but then realized that Quirrell was the one who was actually trying to get it. However, the key thing is Snape's/Quirrel's motivation, as Harry rightly guessed it: the return of Voldemort. ...



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