My dad read me the first two and I still remember the voice he put on for the Basilisk in The Chamber of Secrets. Later on, I read them to myself. I even queued up at midnight at Waterstones to buy each book on the eve of its release. Its characters found the courage to overcome huge obstacles, like loneliness and fear. Hogwarts was a place where, on the whole, difference and eccentricity were celebrated.
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Learn how and when to remove this template message Appearance Albus Dumbledore is tall and thin, with silver hair and beard auburn in his youth so long that they can be tucked into his belt. He has a very long and crooked nose that looks as if it has been broken at least twice. It is speculated that his brother's punch during their sister's funeral may have played a role in shaping his nose. He is also said to have long and skillful fingers. His eyes are described as being a brilliant, soul-piercing shade of blue, and usually twinkled with kindness and mischief.
Is Dumbledore gay? Why J.K. Rowling's continual character revisionism is getting old
You get the sense that with these explanations, she simply feels she is filling in the blanks. The broader context into which these new remarks have been released hasn't done Rowling any favors. Though her sincerity about her characters is evident, her latest comments on Dumbledore come alongside a distasteful "trendy" commodification of LGBTQ culture in recent years. This makes any apparently superficial affiliation look opportunistic -- especially when it is not backed up by any "visible" evidence.
Hot Take Is Dumbledore gay? Why J. Rowling's continual character revisionism is getting old Rowling taught her readers to embrace an open, progressive society. A decade later, it's time she followed her own advice.