Study Guide

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Act III, Scene 3

By Jack Thorne, based on a story by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, and Jack Thorne

Act III, Scene 3

Ministry of Magic, Office of the Head of Magical Law Enforcement

  • The Head of Magical Law Enforcement is Draco Malfoy.
  • Again, Scorpius is shocked.
  • He is dismayed to see how evil his father has become.
  • Scorpius says, "The Malfoys. The family you can always rely on to make the world a murkier place" (3.3.28).
  • Scorpius wants to be different, the way he was when he was Albus' friend.
  • He wants to "find light in the darkness" (3.3.35). Isn't that what the Lumos spell is for?