“Promptly Potter” Episode 134: “What Is Dark Magic, Anyway?”
– In Chapter 2 of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Narcissa Malfoy visits Snape at his home against Voldemort’s orders. Snape agrees to make an Unbreakable Vow with her, promising to protect Draco.
– Today’s prompt is “Making an Unbreakable Vow reflects a lack of trust and a disregard for another’s life – therefore, should it be classified as Dark Magic?”
– This episode is hosted by Richa Venkatraman.
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Promptly Potter is MuggleNet.com’s Harry Potter critical analysis podcast in which we break down questions about the novels into bite-sized pieces. Each episode explores one chapter through a single carefully curated prompt. The topics and questions covered will span a range as long as Dumbledore’s beard. From controversial and burning to absolutely ridiculous (certainly our favorite), no question is off-limits.
Our alternating hosts dive into some of the things we’ve been reeling over for two and a half decades, but here’s the catch: They have to do it in 15 minutes or less.
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