Characterize Albus Dumbledore in 4-5 sentences with textual evidence to support your response. Justify your response.
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Albus Dumbledore is the headmaster of Hogwarts and Voldemort's only feared enemy. Professor Dumbledore is also famous for his discovery of the twelve uses of dragon's blood, his defeat of the dark wizard Grindelwald, and his work on alchemy with Nicolas Flamel. Although Professor Dumbledore remains a mysterious figure for this book and the majority of the series, it is clear that he has a deep affection for Harry and wishes to protect him at all costs. Dumbledore was a great mentor and inspiration.
“It was important, Dumbledore said, to fight, and fight again, and keep fighting, for only then could evil be kept at bay, though never quite eradicated. . . .”
http://www.gradesaver.com/harry-potter-and-the-philosophers-stone/study-guide/character-list; Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
According to J.K. Rowling Dumbledore is gay although that doesn't affect the character. Dumbledore was still the headmaster of Hogwarts for years. He lived to be over 100 years old and was a very powerful wizard. He made many powerful enemies and friends. He was one of the only wizards to not fear Voldemort, consequently Voldemort feared him. He could fill anyone up with hope and was known for bringing cheer to Hogwarts students.