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Why did Snape want to teach Defence Against the Dark Arts even after knowing it was cursed?

I know of this question Why did Snape want the Dark Arts job? But my question is a bit different. I want to know even when Snape knew that the dark arts job was jinxed by Voldemort himself and ...
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Why couldn't Dumbledore be the DADA teacher?

In Order of the Phoenix, Dumbledore can't find a new DADA teacher, so they get Umbridge. But if he is the Headmaster, and the only one Voldemort ever feared, why couldn't he take up the teacher? He ...
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How did the curse on the DADA job work?

The facts: The job was cursed. Did Voldemort actually curse the job of Defense Against Dark Arts professor after being denied the position? Oh, he definitely wanted the Defence Against the Dark ...
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Why did Hogwarts hire DADA teachers?

Dumbledore knew that Voldemort had cursed the Defence Against the Dark Arts teaching position. So, hiring DADA teachers is knowingly putting their lives at risk. Did Dumbledore make a mistake by ...
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Was cursing the DADA job a good idea?

I haven't read the books in a long time, but I was interested by Did Voldemort actually curse the job of Defense Against Dark Arts professor after being denied the position? and similar questions so I ...
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Has JK Rowling ever directly contradicted the books?

I'm curious if JK Rowling has ever contradicted the books in an interview or a tweet. Does anyone know of any examples of her directly contradicting known Harry Potter canon? The tweet calling Harry ...
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Did Dumbledore have a plan when he made Snape the DADA teacher?

As confirmed by this question, Dumbledore knew that the Defense Against the Dark Arts (DADA) position was cursed by Voldemort so that no professor would hold the position for more than one year. That ...
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In which year did Dumbledore become headmaster?

In which year did Dumbledore become the Headmaster for Hogwarts school of Witchcraft and Wizardry?
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Did Voldemort lift the curse of the DADA position during the Deathly Hallows?

The curse of the DADA position in Hogwarts made it impossible for a teacher to take the position for more than one year. The curse was put in place by Voldemort as a revenge for not being allowed to ...
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Was Quirrell the Defense against the Dark Arts teacher for more than one year?

It's well seen throughout the series that there is a “curse” on the DADA teacher position, that no one can hold that post for more than a year. But it seems like Quirrell has been around for longer ...
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Why didn't Voldemort remove the Jinx on the DADA post when he had Quirinus Quirrell and Barty Crouch Jr?

Why didn't Voldemort remove the Jinx on the DADA post when he had Quirinus Quirrell and Barty Crouch Jr? Didn't he know that something extremely terrible will always happen to them at the end of the ...
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In what year did Voldemort curse the DADA job

Dumbledore tells us that DADA professor job at Hogwarts was cursed - no teacher lasted for more than a year - ever since Voldemort was denied the position. "Oh, he definitely wanted the Defence ...
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Why did Quirrell change his teaching subject to DADA?

Up until his trip to Albania, Quirrell was not the Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher. Later on, when he became a servant of Voldemort, he became DADA teacher. Do books indicate in any way why he ...
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Was Dumbledore trying to curse Lockhart?

I was reading the question on whether Dumbledore knew Lockhart was a fraud (Did Dumbledore know Lockhart was a fraud?) and the consensus was that Dumbledore knew and thought that the best way to ...
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Albus Dumbledore and teachers of the Defense Against the Dark Arts

Reading the Harry Potter series, I have this feeling that Dumbledore always got the Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher wrong. Was this on purpose or was it his incompetence?

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