* Site-Outage Notice: Our engineering elves will be tweaking the Shmoop site from Monday, December 22 10:00 PM PST to Tuesday, December 23 5:00 AM PST. The site will be unavailable during this time.
Dismiss
© 2014 Shmoop University, Inc. All rights reserved.
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

by J.K. Rowling

Fear Quotes

How we cite our quotes:

Quote #16

[T]he magical community lives in fear of a massacre like that of twelve years ago, when Black murdered thirteen people with a single curse. (3.56)

This idea of "living in fear" really sums up the magical community. We can see evidence of this with how people react to hearing Voldemort's name. It's like a whole group of people collectively decided to deal with their fear by ignoring it, or by trying to at least.

People who Shmooped this also Shmooped...

Advertisement
Noodle's College Search
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement