The Darkest Magic Of All : Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix

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The Darkest Magic of All
Win as a team, lose as a team; experience victory as a team, experience trauma as a team. While on any team, the ideas of family and companionship are encouraged to the fullest extent, and most of the time, are received and understood throughout the entire squad. That means in any group, the losses and traumatic incidences that are experienced are done so in a shared fashion. Some may even call it communal or shared trauma. Within Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, J.K. Rowling introduces her readers to a dark magic of her own called trauma on the characters of two parallel groups of wizards who are fighting for the greater good, and later on, their lives. Although it seems trauma is experienced by all in this novel, especially thanks to a Ms. Dolores Umbridge at Hogwarts, the Order of the Phoenix and Dumbledore’s Army are prevalent examples of the communal trauma that goes along with fighting off a dark magic that only some have witnessed before. Even though the Order of the Phoenix was started as a way to hunt down Death Eaters, it became much more as the members became so close they were a team, or more importantly, they were a family. As a family, they wished to watch over one another and keep each other safe, this was not always possible though. A good example of this is shown in the book when Mad-Eye Moody is showing Harry the picture of the original Order, “That’s Frank and Alice Longbottom… Better dead than what happened to…

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