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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - Chapter 14 - The Unforgivable Curses Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 14 - The Unforgivable Curses Summary

The awaited day for Moody's class finally arrives. Moody goes straight into the defense against illegal dark curses. The first curse he shows is the Imperius, through which a wizard can totally control another's acts. With the wave of his wand he demonstrates the effects of this curse on a spider. The next spell demonstrated on the spider is the Cruciatus curse, an extremely painful and torturous spell. Neville Longbottom, one of Harry's friends seems to be particularly upset by this demonstration. Finally, Evil-Eye gives way to the Avada Kedavra, the killing curse, instantaneously killing the spider. This is the curse that Voldemort used to murder Harry's parents and to try to murder Harry. The only person known to have survived this curse is Harry Potter himself. This lesson is quite frightening and one would think the students are...

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