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A story where a small child takes on the pain of the world
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'The Giver' by Lois Lowry fits part of your description Per Wikipedia: "The Giver is a 1993 American children's novel (generally young adult or older) set in a society that is at first presented ...

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What was the point of Draco's plan?
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In your question you mention the potentially simple plan - corner Dumbledore and kill him. There is no way Malfoy would have been able to do that without backup. That is why Draco needed a plan at all,...

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Why did Dumbledore let Sirius starve?
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Note that the time frame between Sirius' escape and this meeting is very short. In that time, Sirius is still on the run from the entire ministry. The world cup taking place means a very large number ...

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Why didn't Jaime Lannister tell everyone about Aerys's wildfire plans?
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I have read the books multiple times but not seen the entirety of the TV Show even once. The reasons Jaime never tells anyone about the wildfire plans is- 1. It is pointless without definite proof ...

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Why did Voldemort have to torture Garrick Ollivander for information on the Elder Wand?
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Because he did not know what to look for Voldemort does not have any qualms about using legilimency. He uses it on Gregorovitch after Gregorovitch tells him that the Elder Wand was stolen from him. ...

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How did the Hogwarts founders sort students?
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My answer is not supported by canon sources, but just is my take. If I have missed something please let me know. Like most new schools, Hogwarts started out with few students. As they were so few, ...

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Imperius Curse lifted after Voldemort's defeat, even though he may not have been the one to cast the spell?
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I don't have the books with me, but there's this quote- After Bellatrix's death, “Voldemort’s fury at the fall of his last, best lieutenant exploded with the force of a bomb.”- From Harry ...

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Why Are The 1984 Ministries In London?
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While the accepted answer is also a good possibility, I believe that this book mentioned in the story does in fact give us the right conjectures and description regarding 1984's society. And therefore,...

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Did the Keeper of Prophecies hear the entirety of Trelawney's prophecy?
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We do not have any canon answer here, just guesses. So I would say NO. I have expanded on 3 possible answers, but I believe the actual answer would be Option 3 mentioned below. Option 1: The Keeper ...

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Why did international wizards not come to help against Voldemort?
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Voldemort never came out in the open. The ministry did not officially fall, just had a change of leadership. Not even all the people in Britain knew about Voldemort's control of the ministry. The ...

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How was Voldemort able to continue flight without a wand
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We do not have proof that Voldemort was left wandless. Maybe Voldemort did not lose the wand, it was just broken. We know from Book 2(Ron's wand) and Book 7(Harry's wand) that even broken wands can ...

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What did Rufus Scrimgeour do differently when he became the Minister for Magic compared to Cornelius Fudge?
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We have no actual evidence regarding what he did As the books are written with Harry's POV, we do not know what measures were taken by the Ministry. We only know the basic measures that even underage ...

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Why don't other Westeros houses use wildfire?
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Firstly- Even the bravest warriors are afraid of it. Most houses believe in normal warfare. -Professional soldiers refuse to go out of the city to fight (including Sandor Clegane) because of the ...

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