His parents would never look like that at him. Was that really his heart's greatest desire? (Correctly) His family alive, whole and happy —.

The happiest and most satisfied person in the world would look in the mirror and see a reflection of them, exactly as they were, for they would then have no one and nothing more to yearn or desire for that the mirror could ever show them. Fantastic Beasts: Cases from the Wizarding World. He could not acknowledge, he could not crush his pride and admit that everything he craved for was love. He wanted them to hate him; he wanted him to hate them so as to make himself believe that what the mirror showed wasn't true. With one flick of his wand, Draco became visible, his blonde hair falling on his pale face.

Another thing, in this story Draco didn't leave for his Christmas Holiday in his first year and neither did Hermione. They both froze as they heard him telling somebody about the person who was in the Restricted Section. Harry sometimes finds it difficult to share or even express the burdens he feels – the burdens that come with being orphaned by Lord Voldemort. Holding his hands were three persons he never imagined seeing inside that frame. After Harry first discovers the mirror in Chapter Twelve of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s/Sorcerer’s Stone, he becomes obsessed with going back to it night after night. For a moment Draco wished it was Filch, but he realized Mrs. Norris would've found him also.

He had to admit it was a horrible Delusional Charm but it could've been worse. Darkness surrounded the mirror, but the golden frames shone as in broad daylight. They've been spending most of their time in the library, searching for something. However, this was in response to a question of Harry's after learning the purpose behind the mirror.

He let out a small cry of joy as he forgot all about Mrs. Norris and Filch.

He returned in his seventh year back at Hogwarts, one of the few Slytherins who did. When he stumbled and crashed in an armor, it was misfortune. Beware! Location Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter Page to Screen: The Complete Filmmaking Journey, LEGO Harry Potter: Building the Magical World, LEGO Harry Potter: Characters of the Magical World, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, Magic Beyond Words: The J.K. Rowling Story, Creator: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game), Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film), Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (film), Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (video game), Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald - The Original Screenplay, Writing by J.K. Rowling: "The Mirror of Erised", Bloomsbury.com Webchat with J.K. Rowling, 30 July 2007, 16 July 2005 Leaky Cauldron and MuggleNet interview with J.K. Rowling, "Fry, Stephen, interviewer: J.K. Rowling at the Royal Albert Hall, 26 June 2003", https://harrypotter.fandom.com/wiki/Mirror_of_Erised?oldid=1364544, Articles with information from Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Articles with information from Wizarding World, Articles with information from Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, Articles with information from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Articles with information from Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, Articles with information from Harry Potter: Puzzles & Spells, Articles with information from Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Articles with information from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Articles with information from Pottermore. Three persons he hated were smiling back at him, holding reflection Draco's hands, talking with him. It really was weird none of the trouble band was throwing him weird looks as Harry must've told them he followed him last night. So he returned to where he started, torturing his poor mind all night long, finally falling asleep at the crack of dawn. Made After he killed Dumbledore, he was afraid to come back to the mirror.

Harry standing in front of the mirror and seeing himself holding the Philosopher's Stone, In 1992, the Mirror was the final guardian of the Philosopher's Stone in its Chambers. According to Albus Dumbledore, the Mirror shows neither truth nor knowledge (though it can if the subject being or question what is is it that the person most desires), and some have in fact gone mad from staring at it. I trust by now you realize what it does." He broke into the Restricted Section. However, Ron saw himself as the Gryffindor Quidditch Captain and Head Boy, holding up the Quidditch Cup, as he has always been overshadowed by his brothers and is always striving to be noticed by others. [2] The Mirror had been kept in the Room of Requirement since around 1891.

Ron never had such thing as a safe-heaven. The war at Hogwarts came and passed, freeing Draco from between the tangles The Dark Lord threw him in. What always changed over the years was that the reflections grew old with him.

[1], The Mirror of Erised was created before the end of the nineteenth century. This early sign that Harry is prone to obsessive behaviour is important to note. He returned and walked around the armor, searching for the place Potter vanished through. And to Gryffindor's horror and Slytherin's delight, Snape answered. But this time, different from so many times before, he greeted with a smile the reflections in the mirror. Harry's deepest yearning is for something impossible: the return of his parents. As his eyes spotted the little crack in the wall that when pushed would open a door to a room he knew all-too well, his hand started to tremble. Once Harry finds out the truth about Sirius Black – particularly that he was his godfather and his father’s friend – he can do nothing wrong in Harry’s eyes. Therefore, the only possible solution was that know-it-all performed a charm on him. Once again he was about to make his presence known when he realized the mirror was blank, reflecting only Harry's happy face. In that first description of the mirror, Rowling describes an inscription carved around the top that reads: "Erised stra ehru oyt ube cafru oyt on wohsi."

It has driven many men mad and he knew. In a few minutes he was dressed and ready to go to lunch when the last night events struck him. Draco shivered. Desperately sad though it is that he has been deprived of his family, Dumbledore knows that to sit gazing on a vision of what he can never have, will only damage Harry.

A/N: If any of you want me to write of a certain character, you're more than welcomed to tell me. The final and most important aspect of Harry’s character that his second encounter with the Mirror of Erised tells us, is that he lacks a thirst for power. Snape finally came next to them and his eyes narrowed in suspicion as he saw who Filch was holding. He remembered Potter's magical disappearance and Snape's weird behavior. If he would've concentrated more, he would've realized it was an Invisibility Cloak, and just as Ron before, he would've gasped in awe that Harry had one. It is unknown if Hermione ever looked into the Mirror of Erised; It is unknown if Voldemort ever looked into the Mirror of Erised; Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. A couple of one-shots describing the encounters of different Harry Potter characters with the mirror. Filch would've caught Potter anyway. And what annoyed him even more was that Potter looked happy and undisturbed as he sat at the Gryffindor table, talking with his annoying friends, as if nothing happened last night, as if he wasn't seconds away from being caught by the three persons he hated most in all school.

[5], When Professor Quirrell ordered Harry to look into the mirror, Harry focused on finding the stone, and, uninterested in actually using the stone for his own purposes, saw his reflection pocketing the stone, at which time it magically appeared in his real pocket.[5]. Filch responded. [1]

Suddenly, the image in the mirror started to fade, replaced by bright light. "He was invisible as well! When he disappeared from his sight, he turned around to look at Draco. You should go back and sleep and leave it all to me" Draco looked in awe at the man as he went away. Even though he considered him a senile old man, Draco couldn't help and feel that that man was the wisest man he'd ever met. Your review has been posted. Filch groaned as he ran towards the moving shadow that Draco represented. Some were even driven mad by seeing their most desperate desire presented before them as a mere image confined within the frames of the mirror, unable to achieve what they are witnessing. His hair was falling on his face. The word "Erised" (pronounced eer-eh-said) is "desire" spelled backwards, meaning the name could also be known as the "Mirror of Desire". And behind all that, still smiling at him, were the friends he always had but didn't know, all the love his parents had for him but didn't show. He was too concentrated in following the wand, too absorbed by the thought of Harry realizing his hand stuck out. "It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live" he heard Dumbledore add. But no. In Philosopher’s Stone itself, Harry is preoccupied with the idea that it is Snape who is trying to steal the stone, which leads to a kind of blindness only being face to face with the truth can dispel. [2], Indeed, it became grimly apparent over the years that the mirror could bring more harm than good; many wasted their lives before the mirror, losing track of reality as they were deluded by what they saw and unable or unwilling to accept it as mere fantasy. What does Harry see in the Mirror of Erised? Upon looking into it, Harry saw his late parents, Lily and James Potter. After he found that piece of puzzle, he went on to the next one. Whatever we want. He knew that wand all too well. Professor Snape was never mean to him before. He finds the mirror alone because he wants to adventure wearing his father’s cloak on his own. His eyes started to wonder around the frame, lost in the golden spirals, but when the image started to blur, he was ready. I was right next to him when I started calling professor Snape. Object information Draco was too happy that he could finally have Potter expelled that he didn't realize the hand disappeared. His mind couldn't comprehend all those new things and he suddenly rose to his feet, wanting to go and ask for some answers when the door opened once again. He didn't really understand what the Headmaster meant but a few of his questions were now answered.

And every time he'd go back to his dormitory without daring to open it. And this obsession – though we can hardly blame him for wanting to spend time with the family he never knew – becomes all-consuming. But that's impossible. But it also alienates Harry from his friends for much of the school year and leaves him brooding and pawing over the Marauder’s Map alone. His anxious mind did not see anything unusual at the fact that Potter was completely invisible besides his hand.

He was about to go inside when he heard Filch running towards the door.