If he had used the Avada Kedavara curse, he'd have to use the Elder Wand. He believed if he had used the Avada Kedavara curse, the wand would have resisted him doing so as it did when he tried to kill Harry who is the true owner of the Elder Wand. To avoid this, he slit Snape's throat and then let Nagini attack him.
Apparently, he thought that the true ...
He didn't want Harry to know for 2 main reasons.
He couldn't bear Harry knowing he had feelings for his mother because Harry still reminded him of James, whom he despised. This is explained in the book.
Snape: "But never - never tell, Dumbledore! This must be between us! Swear it! I cannot bear... especially Potter's son... I want your word!"
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 ...
The book is clear. Deathly Hallows Chapter 26:
"They know!" whispered Griphook in Harry's ear, "They must have been warned there might be an imposter!"
"Your wand will do, madam," said the goblin. He held out a slightly trembling hand, and in a dreadful blast of realization Harry knew that the goblins of Gringotts were aware ...
After Voldemort split his soul six times, his soul became too unstable. When he tried to kill baby Harry, his mother sacrificed herself to save Harry, creating a shield of love for Harry.
In that situation, he can't be able to kill Harry. Voldermort's curse backfired and hurt him. He also can't be killed because he already tore his soul into six fragments. ...
As Dumbledore explains in the movie:
On the night Lord Voldemort went to Godric's Hollow to kill Harry and Lily Potter cast herself between them the curse rebounded.
When that happened, a part of Voldemort's soul latched itself onto the only living thing it could find: Harry himself.
There 's a reason Harry can speak with snakes.
There's a reason he ...
Ok, I understand why you are confused about this.
Please let's first understand how the elder wand works:
the wand must be taken from it's owner against their will. This does not mean that it must specifically be disarmed. It can be snatched, summoned, taken after killing, stolen while dueling or any other way of taking the wand against the will of the owner....
Voldemort had something to prove FOR himself and TO his followers. Voldemort had figured out that it was love that made the first use of the killing curse fail. But his followers had their doubts, and Voldemort realized this as well.
So Voldemort made it a point to kill Harry himself, and to do it publicly so that his followers will conclude that Harry is ...
In addition to Walt's excellent logical analysis, it has to be mentioned that Snape has also spent a great deal of time building an emotional wall and shared little with anyone in order to protect himself.
He only felt truly free to share with Lilly, and to a lesser degree Dumbledore, but with everyone else he was on his guard and worried that anything he ...
Because Dumbledore did not want Harry to bring anyone back - if we remember the tale of the three Hallows, it was exactly bringing back the dead that got the original possessor of the Stone killed.
[T]he second brother journeyed to his own home, where he lived alone. Here he took out the stone that had the power to recall the dead, and turned it thrice in ...
He hid it there when he came to ask for the position of Defense Against the Dark Arts.
This is made clear in the books:
So Voldemort had managed to wheedle the location of the lost
diadem out of the Gray Lady. He had traveled to that far-flung
forest and retrieved the diadem from its hiding place, perhaps as
soon as he left Hogwarts, before he ...
TLDR version: desensitization. It happened seven times already.
I don't know if it's the in-canon 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'...
The Elder Wand
It is incorrect to assume that it is the Wand which must be taken, rather the previous owner must be defeated. It responds to power.
It is evident that Harry does not even get his hands on the Elder Wand until the Battle of Hogwarts - after he defeats Voldemort.
Harry snatches Malfoy's wand (as well as other wands) from his hands, at the ...
I don’t think so.
I left this a few weeks to see if anybody would come up with an example that I missed, but to no avail.
I am not aware of any scene preceding this which hinted at any romantic attraction between the two. They were very close friends, and helped maintain Dumbledore’s Army in Harry’s absence during the events of Deathly Hallows, but there ...
A couple of things to clear up here.
Harry was not a Horcrux
At least not in the traditional sense. Voldemort never intended to make Harry a Horcrux, but basically the killing curse rebounded, split his soul (see point 2 for the why) and the soul piece just "latched-on" to the only living vessel - Harry.
Dumbledore either didn't know any better, or he just ...
Because they didn't know the other Horcruxes existed.
Only Dumbledore knew how many Voldemort had created.
The seven Horcruxes are:
Tom Riddles diary
Marvolo Gaunt's ring
Salazar Slytherin's Locket
Helga Hufflepuff's Cup
Rowena Ravenclaw's Diadem
Nagini the Snake
By the time Harry & co are talking to Alberforth, only the first 4 had been ...
Harry's use of the Imperious Curse did appear to addle the Goblin's brain enough that he was killed due to Harry not ordering him out of the way, so maybe if you really stretch it you could make a case for involuntary manslaughter in the real world.
As it is though, this is the magical world and Goblins aren't human beings, thus it wasn't illegal for Harry ...
Basically when Voldemort used the Avada Kadavara curse to kill Harry, he only killed the part of himself(the horcrux he created the night he tried to kill Harry the first time), so it left Harry's spirit in tact, while killing only the part of Voldemort. Here's a bit more explanation:
According to Harry Potter Wikia:
In Harry Potter & The Goblet of ...
Another point of view is that Voldemort thinks that Harry survived to the Avada Kedavra because of the protection given by his mother sacrifice.
In the Goblet of fire, when Voldemort return, he says
It was love. You see, when dear, sweet Lily Potter gave her life for
her only son. . . . . .she provided the ultimate protection. l could
not touch him. ...
He was raised by his maternal grandmother Andromeda with help from his godfather. He began attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in 2009. During his time at Hogwarts Teddy was Sorted into Hufflepuff house and in his seventh year was appointed Head Boy.
Check Wikia for more details
I would just like to point out that there is an additional reason why Hermione didn't immediately hand over the wand at Gringotts: it would have been out of character.
Note that just before entering Gringotts, Hermione-Bellatrix greeted a man, and this had been considered by Ron and Harry as something the real Bellatrix would have never done:
Did Dumbledore know that Harry Potter would die or not?
Dumbledore already knew that Harry would die. And it was necessary to kill Voldemort.
When Harry looks into Snape's memory, we can see Dumbledore and Snape having a conversation at Astronomy Tower.
Snape: So when the time comes, the boy will die.
Dumbledore: Yes. He will die. And Voldemort should do ...
No, he wouldn't. After all the story about being "Master of Death" is just that: A story, better said a fairy tale within the Potterverse.
Death has never been involved in making these magical items. It has been the Peverell brothers as can be read in HP and the Deathly Hallows (emphasis of mine):
So it's true? asked Harry. "All of it? The Peverell ...
This is made clear in the books (which I don't have access to right now in order to provide a quote), but I guess not the movies. Hagrid was inside the Hogwarts castle when the Battle of Hogwarts began. The giant spiders which live in the Forbidden Forest are driven out by Voldemort and his supporters, and attack the castle. Hagrid gets carried off by them ...
One could argue the protective enchantments had fallen, or that the Malfoys had one wand between the 3 of them.
They are all seen at the battle, they need to be seen clearly leaving it. If you saw them disapparate, it is not clear why or where they go. They could be taking up flanking positions. By walking away, they are making a clear statement to the ...
I agree with above answer that they can't disapparate or apparate because they are at Hogwarts. Also, I would like to add that, I think that they didn't fly away, because they didn't have their wands with them. Remember, Draco Malfoy lost his wand to Harry in the scene before Dobby's death. Narcissa gave Draco her wand to be used at school in Hogwarts. ...
They can't disapparate or apparate because they are at Hogwarts. The Apparition wiki entry at harry potter wikia explains the ins and outs of apparition spells. (who, when, where you can, etc)
Some places that you can not apparate into are Azkaban, Hogwarts and Nurmengard.
As to why they wouldn't fly away, to be honest this part of your question seems to ...
You can watch that scene here. It looks to me that the items stopped multiplying around Ron and Hermione when they stopped moving and touching things. I guess "touching through their clothes" doesn't count, but it has to be skin contact.
Also, Harry is seen rising on the pile of still multiplying stuff, because he is still touching it (his right hand and, ...