Flying High With Dumbledore
Welcome to The Quibbler! As a bored college student with way too much free reading time, I have read a LOT of Harry Potter, as we all have. But I am also a future teacher, which means the crazy creativity flows freely and I have come up with some pretty bizarre theories along the way. Each week, I hope to share a new theory with all of you for some fun and interesting fan interaction. As the name of this article implies, some of these theories are slightly outlandish, but fun to read and maybe even slightly truthful. This week's theory: Dumbledore is the Flying Ford Anglia!
Yes, this theory seems slightly outlandish, but believe me, I stand by it! At first, I was convinced that Dumbledore was Harry's Invisibility Cloak, but that theory has since been proven wrong. I thought about the bigger role that Dumbledore might play in the septology. We all realize that he is a major character, of course, but if you dig a little deeper into the books, it is impossible to think that he is merely Headmaster of Hogwarts.
We know from the reading the books that Dumbledore taught Transfiguration before replacing Armando Dippet as Headmaster. As Transfiguration teacher, he has to be very skilled in the art and must be at least animagus. Maybe I am not looking hard enough, but Dumbledore has to transfigure into something that we regularly see. This could be why he trusts so many people: because he can kind of sneak up on them. But what does he transfigure into? Some sort of animal? Maybe, but I do not see enough evidence that he turns into something
maybe the squid thing that lives in the lake? No, it almost has to be an object. Dumbledore is repeatedly referred to as an extremely powerful wizard, which means that he has to be something extraordinary. This is where the Anglia comes in.
Where on Earth did Arthur Weasley get enough money to buy a car? Maybe he just found it? Or maybe he was meant to find it. Things obviously happen for a reason in HP world and JK Rowling makes it that way. In Chamber of Secrets, following the arrival of Harry at the Burrow after flying with the twins and Ron all night in the car, emphasis is put on the fact that "nothing gets past" Dumbledore. So how does Dumbledore know so much about the Weasleys? Of course, they are a very powerful wizarding family, but he seems so interested in them.
Also, when Ron and Harry go to visit Hagrid in Chamber of Secrets, right before Fudge shows up to take Hagrid to Azkaban, Dumbledore gives the impression that he knows the boys are there, even though they are hidden underneath the Invisibility Cloak. Then the car miraculously shows up and rescues them from Aragog. Coincidence? I think not.
Alright, that is about all the evidence I have. It is a bit unusual and probably is nothing close to the truth, but it is fun to speculate, as we all know. That is what HP fans do! Hopefully The Quibbler will be something fun for us all to share and discuss different zany theories that we have all come up with!
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