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Why was it rude

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There’s this part in the Harry Potter and the Half blood Prince book where Harry says the minister of magic called ‘dumbledore’s man through and through’ and dumbledore said that was rude. What does it mean?? Why was it rude????


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It’s great that you’re reaching out with your question. We totally get why that moment in Harry Potter might seem confusing.

When the Minister of Magic called Harry “Dumbledore’s man through and through,” it was like saying Harry blindly followed Dumbledore without having his own thoughts. Dumbledore found it rude because it overlooked Harry’s individuality and independence, reducing him to just a follower. ¬†Dumbledore saw Harry as more than just a follower and wanted him to be recognised for being himself.

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