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Chapter Thirty-Five: Veritaserum
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  Veritaserum by half-blood-inc

WHAM! Once again we find Harry lying on the ground, not entirely sure where he is, clutching the Cup and Cedric's body. Somehow, he manages to articulate the message that Voldemort has returned. Dumbledore orders Harry to stay put, but in his confusion, someone else helps him up and leads him back to school. He gives Harry something to drink then starts questioning him about the graveyard. Then the jig is up - Moody admits it was HE who put Harry's name in the goblet and helped him win the tournament, all to deliver him into Voldemort's gnarled snaky hands. And just as it looks like Harry's going to be finished off for good, he sees his rescuers' faces in the Foe-Glass - Dumbledore, McGonagall and Snape.

A few questions to get you started:
1) Ah, the House-Elves! Winky seems beyond morality in this chapter - not so worried about right and wrong as her master's well-being. What do you make of that?

2) What did he give Harry to drink? Have we seen a potion with these effects before? Will we it again?

3) FakeMoody describes quite an elaborate set-up here - but why not just kill Harry outright, instead of going to the trouble of the Tournament?


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December 24, 2014, 10:33:22 PM
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1) Ah, the House-Elves! Winky seems beyond morality in this chapter - not so worried about right and wrong as her master's well-being. What do you make of that?
I think she has a different morality that she gets from her family (she still acts as if she works for the Crouches even though she has been dismissed), and she tells Crouch Jnr. that he shouldn't be breaking this morality by revealing secrets he should be keeping.
2) What did he give Harry to drink? Have we seen a potion with these effects before? Will we it again?
It might be a variant of the Pepperup Potion Madam Pomfrey gives out in CoS, though there is no sign of smoking ears.
3) FakeMoody describes quite an elaborate set-up here - but why not just kill Harry outright, instead of going to the trouble of the Tournament?
The purpose of the set up wasn't to kill Harry (though that was also part of the plan) but to get Harry in the (probably pre-prepared) circumstances where his blood could be used in Voldemort's new body.
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December 25, 2014, 09:48:41 PM
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1) Ah, the House-Elves! Winky seems beyond morality in this chapter - not so worried about right and wrong as her master's well-being. What do you make of that?

houseelves have only one moral, the one of their owners they reconize and feel bound to by magical binding. And this is more stronger when there is some kind of emotional attachment. Winky's meaning of live is reduced to attend Barty sen. and his son. She is longing to go back to her family. I am sure she would be happy to go back home and take care of Barty jr. whatever he did to his father.  She tries to shut him up, the more he talks the less it will be possible.
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