| Quote #1
"…It warns in this book how unstable you make the rest of your soul by ripping it, and that's just by making one Horcrux!"
The matter of exactly how evil Voldemort is – more evil than anyone else has ever been, apparently – is one of the most frightening things about him. As Hermione notes, it's unlikely that he'll ever feel any remorse for any of the terrible things he's done.
| Quote #2
"Your point about Wizard dominance being FOR THE MUGGLES' OWN GOOD – this, I think is the crucial point… We seize control FOR THE GREATER GOOD." (18.34)
Whoa, there – this quote from a teenage Dumbledore to teenage Grindelwald is shocking. However, it raises an intriguing question – what is "the greater good"? How, for that matter, do we determine what is good or evil? Why should the two former friends have split, but continued, each in his own way, to hold to similar ideals, but on different sides?
| Quote #3
Three objects, or Hallows, which, if united, will make the possessor master of Death… Master… Conqueror… Vanquisher… the last enemy that shall be destroyed is death…
Here, Harry first figures out the real conflict here – Hallows vs. Horcruxes, one vision of mastering Death against the other. And, really, it's a matter of good vs. evil – the Hallows, as we learn later, require a true understanding of Death, while Horcruxes seek to artificially and unnaturally avoid it.