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==Durmstrang Institute==
 
==Durmstrang Institute==
{{Quote|Durmstrang takes a far more sensible line than Hogwarts about the Dark Arts. Durmstrang students actually learn them, not just the defence rubbish we do...|Draco Malfoy comparing the two schools.|Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire}}The Dark Arts were taught at [[Durmstrang Institute]]. This, along with their [[pure-blood supremacy]], are reasons why [[Lucius Malfoy]] considered sending his son [[Draco Malfoy|Draco]] there, and why the school had a negative reputation.
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The Dark Arts were taught at [[Durmstrang Institute]]. This, along with their [[pure-blood supremacy]], are reasons why [[Lucius Malfoy]] considered sending his son [[Draco Malfoy|Draco]] there, and why the school had a negative reputation.
   
 
==Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry==
 
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===1997-1998 school year===
 
===1997-1998 school year===
{{Quote|Amycus, the bloke, he teaches what used to be Defence Against the Dark Arts, except now it's just the Dark Arts. We're supposed to practise the Cruciatus Curse on people who've earned detentions...|[[Neville Longbottom]], matter-of-factly discussing the changes that have been made at Hogwarts|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows}}During the [[1997–1998 school year]], [[Amycus Carrow]] was appointed [[Defence Against the Dark Arts]] [[Professor]] at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]], and changed the subject to just [[Dark Arts]]. The [[seventh year]]s learned how to cast the [[Cruciatus Curse]] (which was to be practised on students who earned detention), and possibly how to conjure [[Fiendfyre]] and other [[Unforgivable Curses]]; [[Vincent Crabbe]] and [[Gregory Goyle]] were said to be top students due to their inclination to cruelty. However, Crabbe apparently did not pay attention to how to control or stop Fiendfyre, which was what led to his demise later that year.
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During the [[1997–1998 school year]], [[Amycus Carrow]] was appointed [[Defence Against the Dark Arts]] [[Professor]] at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]], and changed the subject to just [[Dark Arts]]. The [[seventh year]]s learned how to cast the [[Cruciatus Curse]] (which was to be practised on students who earned detention), and possibly how to conjure [[Fiendfyre]] and other [[Unforgivable Curses]]; [[Vincent Crabbe]] and [[Gregory Goyle]] were said to be top students due to their inclination to cruelty. However, Crabbe apparently did not pay attention to how to control or stop Fiendfyre, which was what led to his demise later that year.
   
 
After that year, Carrow was replaced and the subject returned to teaching defence.
 
After that year, Carrow was replaced and the subject returned to teaching defence.

Revision as of 16:54, May 19, 2018

Dark Arts was a class taught at several wizarding schools. Unforgivable Curses and numerous other forms of Dark magic were taught in this class. It is possible that students were used as victims as a form of punishment.

Durmstrang Institute

"Durmstrang takes a far more sensible line than Hogwarts about the Dark Arts. Durmstrang students actually learn them, not just the defence rubbish we do..."
—Draco Malfoy comparing the two schools.[src]

The Dark Arts were taught at Durmstrang Institute. This, along with their pure-blood supremacy, are reasons why Lucius Malfoy considered sending his son Draco there, and why the school had a negative reputation.

Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry

Salazar Slytherin

Early after Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry was founded, in c. A.D. 993, disagreements sprung up early around the teaching of the Dark Arts.[1]

Salazar Slytherin may have wanted to teach his students spells of which the other three founders disapproved, and it is a possibility that he had initially constructed the Chamber of Secrets as a place in which to teach the Dark Arts.[1]

1997-1998 school year

"Amycus, the bloke, he teaches what used to be Defence Against the Dark Arts, except now it's just the Dark Arts. We're supposed to practise the Cruciatus Curse on people who've earned detentions..."
Neville Longbottom, matter-of-factly discussing the changes that have been made at Hogwarts[src]

During the 1997–1998 school year, Amycus Carrow was appointed Defence Against the Dark Arts Professor at Hogwarts, and changed the subject to just Dark Arts. The seventh years learned how to cast the Cruciatus Curse (which was to be practised on students who earned detention), and possibly how to conjure Fiendfyre and other Unforgivable Curses; Vincent Crabbe and Gregory Goyle were said to be top students due to their inclination to cruelty. However, Crabbe apparently did not pay attention to how to control or stop Fiendfyre, which was what led to his demise later that year.

After that year, Carrow was replaced and the subject returned to teaching defence.

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