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The DADA classroom is done in subtle shades of cream and brown. The chairs, set in neat concentric semi-circles, are the revolving, fixed-to-the-floor kind; and there is a fair gap between any two chairs. There is a whiteboard at the front of the classroom and, to its left, a neat little table that looks like it's made of glass.

Come in and take a seat. Professor Glass is not in the classroom, but she will be here in a few minutes.



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There seemed to be a lot of talk around this 'intent vs nature of spell' issue here, so Michelle hoped to be helpful by raising a question to the professor,

"Some of the older students are saying that the ends justify the means, that you CAN use dark magic to save a life. Maybe like disarming an opponent with a cruciatus curse to save your family. But my question is: can't those life-savers use more benign spells, like expelliarmus? Are there certain situations where normal spells cant reach, and dark arts are most necessary?"

Michelle was just curious, because there seems to be a lot of heat on the discussion, a first discussion..
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"NEWT's are exams that students sit at the end of their seventh years at Hogwarts," Sarani said in brisk tones. "NEWT-level Defense is Defense taught to sixth years and above. The question was aimed at students who have decided to pursue Defense Against the Dark Arts after their fifth years. Those of you who haven't will be able to sift through and sort your preferred subjects as you progress here at Hogwarts, learn your strengths and weaknesses and get your OWL results, and to make the choice yourselves."


The girl could not have thought, with any amount of seriousness, that a professor, least of all Sarani, would resort to a nickname. "It's good to know that you're excited to learn... Miss Opal," Sarani said, voice cool.

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"No one has to take my class, Miss Shepard." Sarani's smile was not the nicest smile ever. "While I am teaching Defense, you are all free to take or drop the subject." She couldn't care less if someone decided not to show up. The less, the merrier, after all.


Foolish, little girl.

Sarani ignored her.



The DADA professor raised one perfect eyebrow. "And do you have a last name..." Kid. "Miss Isabella?"

Yes. Sarani Glass did not care what Isabella Last Name Unknown preferred to go by.



Sarani arched her left eyebrow. She hadn't even attempted to scare any of these students yet and, the way some of them were acting, one would have thought she had sentenced them all to a term in wizarding prison.

"Do you need a Calming Draught, Miss Fairfield?" She asked.



Because she felt like it. That was, at least and as far as Sarani was concerned, a better reason than having no clear sense of direction even in your last year of school, and wanting to keep your options open.

"They're quite useful, Miss Johanson." Sarani smiled just a little too sweetly.



Sarani remembered this.. kid.

"I hope you've been able to see the reason the point systems is in place yourself, Miss Oliver," she said, oh-so-sweetly.



"Like I just told Miss Shepard, Miss Bunbury," Sarani's voice was cool. "You are free not to take my class."

Do it, kid. We'd rather not teach you. Or anyone.



Did this one need a potion, too?

"Do you need a Calming Draught, Miss Swynford?" Sarani asked. How did Tate expect her to teach these kids defense? The evil creatures of the world were not going to offer them Calming Draughts.



Sarani's eyebrow rose half an inch. "Five points from Gryffindor for disruptive behaviour, Miss.." Miss Whoever. "My classroom is not the place to socialize. You are here to learn and, if you would rather socialize, you are free to leave the classroom right now and come back for detention in the evening."

Learning was serious business and Sarani did not take it lightly.



Sarani smiled. For once, it was a nice smile. "I'm glad to hear that, Prefect Erised," she said, her tone as close to approving as Sarani's tone could be, around a horde of children.


"If you haven't chosen to take NEWT-level Defense, Mr. Quimper, you are not required to answer that part of the question." Sarani gave the Slytherin a sweet smile, her "sweet" smile being anything but sweet. "I advise that, next time, you make you sure you understand the question before you decide to answer it."


Perhaps she could give this kid turnips for ears. Or pumpkins. She doubted that Tate would be pleased, though.

Her wand hand might have twitched all the same.



She felt for his girlfriend, alright.

"And you intend to do that by turning up to my class in heels?" Sarani's voice was cold. If someone could defend themselves in heels, fine and dandy. If someone turned up to learn defense in footwear he or she couldn't even walk in, however, Sarani was not going to be impressed.

"Take off those heels, Mr. Carter." If he was serious about learning defense, he'd better start acting like he was. Sarani had no place for people who did not want to learn, in her classroom.



Sarani raised an eyebrow. "That's five points from Gryffindor for disrupting my class with pointless talk. My classroom is not the place to discuss house points, Mr. Montcenaggio."




The Gryffindor prefects had, at least, managed to keep their calm - and, wonder of wonders, silence - in what could not have been the most comfortable situation for either of them.

"Five points to Gryffindor for a well-handled situation," Sarani said. There might have been a smile playing around her mouth.

Might.



"Which means you should be introducing yourself as well, instead of talking, Miss Draconis," Sarani said, tone cold. "That's another five points from Gryffindor for disrupting my class with pointless talk." She looked up, so that everyone could hear her. "This is the last time I will say this: my classroom is not the place to socialize. You are here to learn. The only discussions that I will allow in my class are discussions that promote a clearer understanding of, and grasp on, defensive magic and techniques."


She paused, before speaking again. "You are all here to learn defense against the dark arts. What are the dark arts? Is there a rigid definition? Could something be or not be a "dark" art, depending on how and why it is used? What do you understand?"



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Jayden raised her hand... and then proceeded to answer to the best of her ability. "I feel that the dark arts are spells that are considered to be unfriendly, or unforgivable... dark arts can also focus on dark magical beasts. I don't think that there is an actual rigid definition because sometimes it is hard to see exactly where the fine line is between friendly and dark magic...."
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Jez raised her hand. "The Dark Arts is the term used to describe a branch of magic used to severely harm another being. For example, the Cruciatus Curse is one of the Unforgivable Curses, used to inflict pain on the victim." Jez shuddered - her fascination with any spell sometimes seemed morbid even to her. "Many curses are considered part of the Dark Arts, because of their effects."
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She paused, before speaking again. "You are all here to learn defense against the dark arts. What are the dark arts? Is there a rigid definition? Could something be or not be a "dark" art, depending on how and why it is used? What do you understand?"


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Then Raven raised her hands and answer the professor's question.

"The Dark Arts, also known as Dark magic, refers to any type of magic that is mainly used to cause harm. The Dark Arts encompass many spells and actions ranging from using the Unforgivable Curses to brewing harmful or poisonous potions to breeding Dark creatures such as Basilisks, and its practice is generally illegal." said her.
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She paused, before speaking again. "You are all here to learn defense against the dark arts. What are the dark arts? Is there a rigid definition? Could something be or not be a "dark" art, depending on how and why it is used? What do you understand?"



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Janice thought for a while, then she raised her hand and answered.

"Are dark arts things that are used to do bad things or against the laws of nature? Like Horcruxes, Inferi, or the Killing Curse and the rest of the Unforgivable Curses. You have no rights to kill other living things. And it is a really rude-- and a bad thing to kill and revive people to make Inferi.

"But the Killing Curse COULD be not classified as dark arts. If you're an Auror trying to do something bad to a criminal, then, yes, you can. Aurors are permitted to use the Unfoorgivable Curses as long they're using it in a good reason, right?"
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Class was now in session as the first question was given to them.

What are the dark arts?

It's a pretty common question if you think about it but you know what they say about common questions. Jonathan brushed up his memories and raised his hand to answer "Dark Arts, professor" he started "is another word for wizards using dark magic. Dark magic is known to cause pain and harm which is why the ministry of magic discourages anyone to engage in the dark arts. One of which is using the 3 Unforgivable curses" everyone knew those curses right? Avada, Crucio and Imperio.

And of course, the person engage into the dark arts is called a Dark Wizard. As for the second question. Could something be or not be a "dark" art, depending on how and why it is used? What do you understand?

"Wizards use spells because it is in their nature to do so but it depends upon one person on how and what kind of spells he uses." Jonathan continued. Some wizards may use spells for good or for evil. But like he said, it depends upon the wizard or witch. "It could be used for self defense, that's why we have this class in the first place" it does make sense right? Defense Against the Dark Arts.
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Dark Arts ? That should not be so hard, she thought.

She raised her hand and waited for her turn to speak. When silence dawned upon the class, she decided to give out her answer.

"Professor Sarani, Dark Arts can be referred to as those magical practices, charms, equipments and spells that are used for bad or malicious purposes. Criminals often use these. And back to the time of the Boy who Lived, the Death Eaters are the ones who frequently use these activities, including of course the Dark Lord Voldemort." she looked at the class for a second and continued, "Magical Items and Spells can not be classified as bad or good. They are neutral. But since these are handled often in an illegal way, they are considered to be part of Dark Arts. Curses are some spells that had been considered as such since it was prevalent in usage among the those not aiming for good things. Though Dark arts are basically considered not good. It is still very important for us to be aware of its existence to protect ourselves from possible events associated with such." And that's where the class Defense against the Dark Arts comes to the light, she wanted to add. But chose not to since she thinks that her answer was long enough. After giving her idea, Beezus took her seat once more.
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Violet bit her lip before raising her hand. "I believe Dark Arts are a misunderstood portion of magic…yes they can cause harm but if that is the only reason they are considered dark then that would mean all spells should be. Just because the levitating spell is meant for good doesn't mean it's always used that way, it can be used for pranks or even out right hurting people. I think for the most part the Dark Arts are spells that have been used for bad things for so long that people may have forgotten if they had any good purposes." the diminutive Hufflepuff said in her mousey voice a blush spreading across her face hoping her classmates didn't hear her answer and think she wanted to be the next Dark Lord.
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Violet mind wondered in the room, but after hearing her classmates answers, she remembered what her friend told her but something in her friend's statement was wrong, so she 'arranged' it first in her mind before raising her hand.
The teacher called her and she answered,

"In my opinion, there's no such thing as light magic or dark magic, even good or bad magic. It depends on the spell-caster or witch and wizard where he or she would use it. Sometimes, the Unforgivable Curses are used in good way like saving someone or hiding something that might save a lot of people.."

That's only what I think...
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Well, everyone had answered...Marilyn was positive that she wasn't going to be able to add any new information to this particular discussion...BUT she HAD to participate.

People were watching. O.o...

Thinking about the text book definition, she raised her hand and recited it carefully. "The Dark Arts are many, varied, ever-changing, and eternal. Fighting them is like fighting a many-headed monster, which, each time a neck is severed, sprouts a head even fiercer and cleverer than before. You are fighting that which is unfixed, mutating, indestructible." It was a quote from a famous Professor during the Golden Years...or the Potter Era as many called it.

What had that Professor's name been? Marilyn simply could not remember.

Could something be or not be a "dark" art, depending on how and why it is used?

Marilyn decided to elaborate, "Professor, I believe that any magic could be dark if the intention behind it was of a dark and sinister nature...Even medicinal magic." Yes, she said it. Oh snap..."For example, everyone's body chemistry reacts to things differently, and sometimes this includes spells. If someone KNEW that someone else would have a bad reaction to whatever healing spell or potion they were deciding to use...that would make the act Dark natured..."
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Now they had finished introductions, on to a question. That seemed like how all her classes had started so far. So what are the dark arts? Desiree had been listening to everyone else's opinion and she agreed mostly. A little unsure she figured it wouldn't hurt to put her opinion out there too.

Raising her hand she spoke up, "Professor, well I do think the intent of the witch or wizard is important, but I feel there is a portion of magic that would almost always be considered dark magic, like the unforgivable curses. I don't think that even if you were trying to use those curses for good, it would make them any less unforgivable." she slowly finished, hoping that was something close to what the Professor had wanted.
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Fee sat there listening to the professor and she already started to like the lesson.Tipping her index finger against her cheek the blonde was thinking about an good answer."Well professor,i personally think that its not what you do or what you use.Its why you use it.If you use your magical powers to harm others or create fear its a dark art.",the gil said raising her hand,"everything and anything can be a dark art.From A to Z.You can transform anything into a dark art by charming it."Yeah,basically you could control what was dark and what not.
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Alice thought about this for a moment. Hmm.. What to ME is Dark Arts?" she thought. As she came to a conclusion, she politely raised her hand. "Professor, I believe that both good and evil resides in all of us, and I believe the "Dark Arts" are the spells, charms, curses etc. used by those who have decided to harm others or themselves. I believe it is very important for everyone to understand both what these spells, charms etc. can do, and how to protect yourself if you are ever to come across one who intends to use such magic for harm of any kind." She finished, feeling quite surprised that she could think of such a well-rounded answer. Alice listened intently to others, as she was very interested in seeing what the other students thought about this question.
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Damon raised his hand "Professor, I am of the opinion that dark arts are simply put dark procedures and spells that can cause serious disruption in a good persons life" Damon said "if not much is done to contain the dark arts in a way that they are regulated then it is obvious that things can get out of hand rather quickly, thats why i think its good that we have this class to learn all we can about defending ourselves, if we learn the best ways of defending ourselves it can go a long way.
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Violet thought about the times Miss Howard had talked to her about the Dark Arts, then raised her hand.

"As I understand it, the Dark Arts can be any kind of magic--curses, potions, charming dark objects--which is mainly intended to hurt someone. But...there are a lot of spells that can do that, but aren't technically considered dark magic. And some dark spells could possibly be used for helpful purposes. And ..." she paused a moment, thinking of her uncles and their friends--"I don't know a lot about it yet, but it seems to me that a lot of people consider the Dark Arts to be bad spells cast by people they don't like, but when they do similar things, they don't call it 'Dark'."
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Sarani arched her left eyebrow. She hadn't even attempted to scare any of these students yet and, the way some of them were acting, one would have thought she had sentenced them all to a term in wizarding prison.

"Do you need a Calming Draught, Miss Fairfield?" She asked.
"No, thank you, Professor." she replied. "I'm fine."

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Elise looked up at Professor Glass as she asked a question. Now are all curses bad? Raising her hand, she answered as best she could.

"The dark arts... That's magic, used for cruel purposes. I don't think that any spell would be dark, Professor. It would depend on the caster's intention."

"Like the unforgivable curses for example. They were all invented for medical purposes. So if used to the right extent, they wouldn't actually bring harm to anyone. So, Dark Arts would be a rather gray area?" she asked.

Phew! Thank Godric she'd been up all night, reading.
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Sighing with a quiet groan, Ellie placed her face in her hands and rubbed her temples. She didn't want to think about this right now.
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After spending a couple of minutes writing down what her answer would be, Alyssa raised her hand and stood up when acknowledged.

"Most people believe that the dark arts are those magical spells and practices that are usually used for malicious purposes. Like you mentioned, Professor, some of its properties are that they are varied, ever-changing, eternal, unfixed, mutating and indestructible. It differs from other forms of magic in the intent of the witch or wizard casting it. Most spells characteristic of dark arts are known as curses which usually cause harm to the target. In some situations, it has been argued that the circumstances behind casting the spell was justifiable. However, ultimately in the end, it is the deep, true intention of the caster that makes the difference between it just being a magical spell or one cast of dark arts. That is why some spells considered 'dark', like for example those used in magical dueling may be used to attack, immobilise, or disarm an opponent without causing pain or lasting harm.

From what I understand, it all depends on the motivation of the caster casting the spell, because it does affect the spell's result. For example, if the caster believed that the subject needed to be punished for their wrong deeds, felt that their reason was justified, but at the same time didn't want the person to suffer too much, the spell would work but only for a short time. In other words, righteous anger alone, does not allow the spell to work for long. On the other hand, if the caster desired to inflict pain just for their own pleasure and really wanted their subject to suffer, then the spell would caused intense agony that could last as long as the caster desired for it too. That second example would truly be considered one of Dark Arts. It has also been said that the use of Dark Magic can corrupt the soul and body."

Alyssa quickly sat down and hoped that she hadn't answered incorrectly.

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'I don't think there is a rigid defintion.. as such..' Thea paused, and looked up. 'Some may say certain jinxes and spells are 'dark'.. but they can be used for self defence, not necessarily for causing somebody harm.' The second year shrugged. That was her opinion anyway, she hadb't really put it as well as some of the other students had.. but never mind.
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Orchid raised her hand after the professor was done speaking. "Dark arts has no specific definition for it is made of multiple resources; in my opinion though, dark arts can be used through many different things: charms, spells, potions, artifacts, even people themselves if you are daring enough to use the Imperious Charm on another of course. Like love potions for example, they are widely known and used all over the world and because it causes someone to do or feel things against their will, it could, in some cases be classified as a dark object, or part of the Dark Arts." She said as she lowered her hand.
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Hm. What are the dark arts...Jenny sighed to herself. Why do these questions have to make the simplest things look so complicated? After a few minutes of pondering and staring at random things, Jenny raised her hand.

"I don't think there's an exact definition, professor," Jenny spoke. "But maybe this might be the closest to an exact definition that I can think of. If it intends to hurt its victim in any way - whether by physical, mental, and spiritual injury - then it could be considered 'dark.' The caster would be the only one taking the advantage from the situation, and it wouldn't be fair to the other party."

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Alex wrinkled his eyebrows. Well, the dark arts were BAD, that was for sure, but he needed to come up with something more...scholarly than that to answer with. He raised his hand after a few more moments of thought.

"The dark arts are any kind of spells, curses, even enchanted objects that are cast with malicious intent. To do something harmful to someone else, basically," he explained. He'd never heard of any HELPFUL dark arts, so that had to be somewhat close.
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Sarani, who had been sitting on the edge of the glass table throughout the discussion, raised a hand for silence.

"The Dark Arts are all manifestations of magic - both tangible and intangible - whose primary purpose is to harm. This includes spells, equipment, potions, creatures and practices. There are two fixed attributes of each dark art: its power is proportional to the degree of malicious intent, meaning its power decreases with a decrease in malicious intent and it is never possible to utilize it to its fullest extent unless one wants to maim; and sooner or later, it corrupts."

"Prefect Erised raised a valid point. Too often, what is 'dark' is not the magic, but the wizard or witch behind it. Miss Denver and Mr. Carter mentioned a few spells, including the levitation charm. Using levitation to drop someone off the edge of a cliff would be a good example of a wizard or witch using a simple spell to cause harm. What ensures the Levitation Charm is not dark magic, then, is the fact that it can be utilized to its maximum potential without having to intend to cause harm. The Cruciatus Curse, on the other hand, cannot be used to induce pain if the caster does not enjoy causing the target pain."

"Miss Gwydion and Miss Trewhella both brought up excellent questions. When is the use of dark arts justifiable? Is it justifiable? To answer your question, Miss Trewhella, aurors were allowed to use Unforgivables during the two wizardings wars and, in some parts of the magical world, can still do so. Bear in mind, however, that law enforcement trainees must study both non-lethal and less-lethal magic. This means that, until and unless they have no other option, law enforcement personnel are required to opt for alternatives. It is my belief that a dark witch or wizard is not one who would use an Unforgivable; it is one who would use an Unforgivable for the sake of using one." The class was free to differ. No one ever got anywhere by agreeing to everything their instructors believed in.

"The important thing to remember is that, while intent can make a simple spell harmful, that is an example of a witch or wizard moulding a spell to his or her own needs. The Dark Arts, in themselves, are all forms of magic that require malicious intent to be utilized to their maximum potential, and whose endpoint is corruption. People who use the Killing Curse on a regular basis will lose the ability to empathize." Might as well throw that out there. Food for thought.

"When you go out into the practical world, however, fixed definitions will be the last thing on your mind - and that is as it should be." Yes. Sarani did not like definitions. "You are here to learn to defend yourselves against that which is varied, ever-changing and eternal -" To quote the infamous Severus Snape - "But, before that, you are here to defend yourselves." And defend was a big word. "This means that your course will include both basic and advanced defensive magic. If you have questions, raise your hand and ask. If you don't, who can tell how a dark creature differs from a creature that isn't dark?"


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The second year's nose wrinkled. Well, she thought these were quite difficult questions. Her dark eyes found the professor, who was perched on top of the glass table near the front. 'Well.. dark creatures intend to hurt you.. when creatures who are not ,may not attack you unless provoked.' Pausing, Thea thought for a moment.. 'And even then, it may only be for self defence.. like if they have any young for example.'Thea smiled. hopefully her answer which was moslty guess work would be okay. Even if she didn't know it, she had a go at it anyway.
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