From Hogwarts, to Dumbledore and Grindelwald’s backstory, to Leta Lestrange, to the Maledictus, to Nicolas Flamel, to France, to a wizarding circus, and more, is J.K. Rowling being too ambitious with “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald”?
It is a question that has arisen time immemorial, and is more relevant now than ever.
Could Queenie be tempted to join Grindelwald in “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” if it meant that she and Jacob could be together in a society where wizards and Muggles aren’t segregated?
There is nothing from the “Harry Potter” novels to suggest that all Gryffindors have to be morally virtuous people, despite the way J.K. Rowling portrays the House. If we eliminate this expectation, then the argument can be made that Peter Pettigrew was a true Gryffindor.
How did Dumbledore defeat Grindelwald and gain the Elder Wand’s loyalty? In this article, I suggest that Dumbledore used the Sorcerer’s Stone to gain an advantage in his duel against Grindelwald.