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Using magic[ edit ] Witches and wizards need training to learn how to control their magic.
With young and untrained children, magic will manifest itself subconsciously in moments of strong apprehension, fear, anger and sadness. While this reaction is usually uncontrollable, as an untrained child, Lord Voldemort was able to make things move without touching them, make animals do what he wanted without training them, make "bad things happen to people" who annoyed him, or make them hurt if he wanted to.
Almost all magic is done with the use of a wand. On the subject of wandless magic, Rowling says: Typically casting requires an incantationmost often in a modified form of Latin see Dog Latinand gesturing with a wand. However, Rowling has revealed that particularly talented wizards can cast spells without the aid of wand, although magic produced with one is generally more precise and powerful.
This special technique is taught in the sixth year of study at Hogwarts and requires the caster to concentrate on the incantation. Levicorpus are apparently designed to be used non-verbally.
While most magic shown in the books requires the caster to use their voice, some do not and this may depend on the witch or wizard. Dumbledore has been known to do impressive feats of magic without speaking, such as conjuring enough squashy purple sleeping bags to accommodate the entire student population [HP3] or during his duel with Voldemort towards the end of Order of the Phoenix.
It is possible to use a wand without holding it. In Order of the Phoenix, Harry himself performs Lumos to light his wand when it is lying on the ground somewhere near him. Spells are divided into rough categories, such as " charms ", " curses ", "hexes", or " jinxes ".
Although offensive and potentially dangerous curses exist in number, three are considered usable only for great evil, which earns them the special classification of " Unforgivable Curses ".
The limits of magic[ edit ] Before publishing the first Harry Potter novel, Rowling spent five years establishing the limitations of magic—determining what it could and could not do. However, there are some methods of communicating with the dead, though with limited results.
For example, all Hogwarts headmasters appear in a portrait when they die, allowing consultation by future generations. It is also possible through the rare Priori Incantatem effect to converse with ghost-like "shadows" of magically murdered people.
The Resurrection Stone also allows one to talk to the dead, but those brought back by the Stone are not corporeal, nor do they wish to be disturbed from their peaceful rest. Throughout the series, this limit is continually mentioned, and wizards try to transcend it at their own peril. If one were to possess the three Deathly Hallowsit is fabled that they would possess the tools to become the "master of death".
However, it is hinted that to be a true "master of death" is to be willing to accept that death is inevitable. Other methods of extending life include drinking unicorn blood, which will keep a person alive even if death is imminent, but at the terrible price of being cursed forever.
It is revealed by Nearly Headless Nick in the fifth book that all witches and wizards have the choice of becoming ghosts upon dying; however, it is described as "a pale imitation of life". Snape states that a ghost is merely "the imprint of a departed soul left upon the earth".
Death is studied at the Department of Mysteries in a chamber containing an enigmatic veil, which Rowling has described as "the divide between life and death". With regard to what is on the other side, she elaborated: Yes, I do believe you go on. She explains that food is one of these: In all cases, these events can be reasonably explained as food either being multiplied or transported from elsewhere.
One example of the latter is banqueting at Hogwarts—the food is prepared by elves in the kitchens and laid onto four replica tables, directly below the actual house tables in the Great Hall.
The food is then magically transported to the tables. This is the only exception mentioned explicitly in the series. However, Rowling herself has stated once in an interview that money is something wizards cannot simply materialise out of thin air,  or the economic system of the wizarding world would then be gravely flawed and disrupted.
Emotion[ edit ] As explained earlier, young untrained wizards can trigger uncontrolled magic when they are in the state of heightened emotions.Criminal Responsibility – The concepts “criminal responsibility” and the “Defense of Insanity” are very peculiar and important concepts in every legal system inclusive of the Nigerian legal system.
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