Essay on Fractured Fairy Tale

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Fractured Fairy Tale

With his eyes closed and his arm gripping Dumbledore as tightly as he could, Harry stepped into that felling of compression. Then, instantly, they were there, at the top of the astronomy tower. Harry helped Dumbledore over to the small steps. Dumbledore laid there, too weak to stand. “You’re hurt,” Harry said, “I will go get Madam Pomfrey. She will be able to help.” “No. Severus,” Dumbledore said clearly, “Bring me Severus…” Harry went to fulfill Dumbledore’s orders when there was a noise from below, as if someone was coming.
“Hide yourself below, Harry,” commanded Dumbledore, “Don’t speak or be seen by anyone without my permission. No matter what happens, it is imperative that you stay below!”
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He was dead.
Harry could not believe his eyes. Dumbledore had changed. He wouldn’t kill people like than even if they had tried to kill him. “Harry, I know you are still down there. Come up. I must speak with you.”
Harry was very hesitant at first, but he needed to know what had happened to Dumbledore to make him act this way. He slowly walked up the staircase. “What is it you wish to speak to me about?” Harry asked Dumbledore.
“The Dark Lord,” explained Dumbledore, “is immortal because he has latched a portion of his soul into seven horcruxes that keep his soul bound to this world as I am sure you know.”
“Yes,” said Harry, “I am aware.”
“Over my recent years, I have spent my time searching and destroying these horcruxes, so that he becomes mortal, and I can destroy him and take his army as my own. But there is but one horcrux that I have yet to destroy.”
“So, this was your plan all along,” Harry interrupted, “to kill him and take all his power. I should’ve known.”
“I knew you would never figure it out. You were always so foolish.”
“So,” Harry asked, “what is this final horcrux?”
“Oh, I was just getting to that. You see, the Dark Lord latched a piece of his soul to something else that I have not yet destroyed,” Dumbledore paused for a moment, “The final horcrux is you, Harry.”
Harry’s face turned pale and his eyes full of fear, “So that means…”
“Yes…it does,” Dumbledore was thrilled that he had finally gone one step