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Harry Potter has a wand that contains a phoenix feather as the core; Albus Dumbledore has as his companion/familiar the Phoenix Fawkes from which the feather came.  Lord Voldemort, earlier Tom Marvolo Riddle, also has a wand with a feather from Fawkes as the core.  Discuss two or three similarities and/or differences (your choice) between these three human beings and provide reasoning as to why attributes of a Phoenix might apply to their characters.

Extra Credit:  Phoenix Homework Assignment
What was one thing about the Phoenix that surprised you when you read the lesson.   Was there any event in the books (however far you have read) which illustrated this trait in Fawkes’ actions?