“Those three curses are known as the Unforgivable Curses. The use of any
one of them on a fellow human being is enough to earn a life
sentence in Azkaban. That’s what you’re up against. That’s what
I’ve got to teach you to fight. You need preparing. You need arming.
But most of all, you need to practice constant, never-ceasing
“NO!” The scream was the more terrible because he had never expected or dreamed that Professor McGonagall could make such a sound. He heard another woman laughing nearby, and knew that Bellatrix gloried in McGonagall’sdespair.
“Still feigning death on the ground, he understood. Narcissa knew that the only way she would be permitted to enter Hogwarts, and find her son, was as part of the conquering army. She no longer cared whether Voldemort won.”