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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Scene 34

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Scene 34

Scene 34

  • It's time for Ron and Harry to face the music in Dumbledore's office.
  • Dumbledore tells the boys that they broke loads of rules and he probably should expel them. Instead, he'll be giving them special awards for service to the school.
  • Come on, they did find the Chamber of Secrets and kill a basilisk. They deserve some kudos.
  • Dumbledore sends Ron away to deliver papers freeing Hagrid from Azkaban while he stays back and talks to Harry.
  • He tells the Boy Who Lived Yet Again that he must have been super loyal to him in the chamber which is why Fawkes came and saved his butt.
  • Dumbledore also explains why Harry has noticed some similarities between Voldemort and himself.
  • See, Dumbledore thinks that Voldemort might have accidentally transferred some of his powers to Harry the night he tried to kill him. Whoops. That explains why Harry can speak Parseltongue.
  • Well, maybe that means Harry belongs in Slytherin after all?
  • Nope, Dumbledore tells him. The Sorting Hat put you in Gryffindor because you asked it to. Harry made a choice and that's what's most important—the choices a person makes.
  • Besides, that sword Harry pulled out the Sorting Hat belonged to Godric Gryffindor, so that pretty much cements Harry's Gryffindor status for life.

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