Details From Harry Potter and the Cursed Child That Make No Sense

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Why is Dumbledore Here?

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Dumbledore is one of the most important characters in the Harry Potter universe. He’s Harry’s guiding force, the one person who keeps him on the right path whenever he falters. In Cursed Child, though, reintroducing Dumbledore into the story begins to feel incredibly forced. It’s true, of course, that Dumbledore only appears in portraits in the play.

Still, if his death was going to mean anything, it should have been more final. The fact that he continues to show up in portraits and counsel Harry undercuts his loss almost immediately. After the scene at King’s Cross, we simply didn’t need more Dumbledore.

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