Harry Potter series acclaimed author J.K. Rowling has written a new Harry Potter story and published it on her website, Pottermore with a title Defence Against the Dark Arts Teacher” — a biography of Dolores Umbridge.
Rowling, 49, who had earlier said Umbridge is the most-disliked character in her Harry Potter novels, was quoted to have said: “Her desire to control, to punish, and to inflict pain, all in the name of law and order, are, I think, every bit as reprehensible as Lord Voldemort’s unvarnished espousal of evil.”
Umbridge is based on a real person, with whom the author had once worked alongside. The woman happened to be “the most bigoted, spiteful champion of the death penalty” she had said.
“I have noticed more than once in life that a taste for the ineffably twee can go hand-in-hand with a distinctly uncharitable outlook on the world. A love of all things saccharine often seems present where there is a lack of real warmth or charity,” Rowling added.