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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

by J.K. Rowling

Rita Skeeter

Character Analysis

Though we don't see the obnoxious journalist in person in Deathly Hallows, she still manages to play an important role (we bet she'd love that). Once again, she mixes fact and fiction to create a shocking and sensational story, this time about Dumbledore. Her biography, The Life and Lies of Albus Dumbledore, certainly leads us, Harry, and many others in the wizarding community to question Dumbledore's past and even his integrity. Ms. Skeeter continues her unethical ways, this time using Veritaserum to get Bathilda Bagshot, the Dumbledore family's former neighbor, to dish on the Dumbledores.

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