Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

Mirror of Erised

What is the importance of the Mirror of Erised and meaning of its name. In addition, explain this quote by Dumbledore and relate it to the plot and the characters in the story- "When speaking of the Mirror of Erised, Dumbledore tells Harry: β€œIt shows us nothing more or less than the deepest, most desperate desire of our hearts . . . However, this mirror will give us neither knowledge or truth.” (p. 213)

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