Umbridge: Your previous instruction for this subject has been disturbingly uneven. But you will be pleased to know, from now on you will be following a carefully structured, Ministry-approved course of defensive magic. Yes?
Hermione: There's nothing in here about using defensive spells?
Umbridge: Using spells? [laughs] Why I can't imagine why you would need to use spells in my classroom.
Ron: We're not gonna use magic?
Umbridge: You'll be learning about defensive spells, in a secure risk-free way.
Harry Well, what use is that? If we're gonna be attacked, it won't be risk-free.
Umbridge: Students will raise their hands when they speak in my class. It is the view of the Ministry that a theoretical knowledge will be sufficient to get you through your examinations, which after all is what school is all about!
Harry: And how is theory supposed to prepare us for what's out there?
Umbridge: There is nothing out there dear. Who would you imagine would want to attack children like yourself?
Harry: Oh, I don't know, maybe Lord Voldemort?
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