- Why did Dumbledore put on Marvolo’s ring?
- How did Dumbledore get cursed by the ring?
- Why did Dumbledore give Hermione the book?
- Why did Dumbledore leave Beedle the Bard?
- Why did Dumbledore give Ron the light?
- Why did Dumbledore invent the Deluminator?
- What was Dumbledore’s last to Petunia?
The temptation of being able to use the Stone was too much for Dumbledore to resist. He put on the ring because he thought the stone would give him a chance to see his dead mother and sister again (DH33,DH35).
Hoping to revive his dead family members (particularly his sister Ariana Dumbledore), he disregarded the ring’s status as a Horcrux and put it on. This enacted the ring’s deadly curse, and it began to quickly spread through Dumbledore’s body, starting with the hand on which he had put the ring.
Dumbledore knew that Hermione would be sceptical about the existence of the hallows, so he gave her the book with a veiled clue, in the hope that she would slow Harry down in order to give him time to make the correct decision (go after horcruxes, not hallows.)
He did leave him the Resurrection Stone inside the Snitch, and gave him the Invisibility Cloak (which was rightfully his) instead of just keeping it. What we do know is the Dumbledore knew he was too weak and desired power too much to have the Hallows for himself.
A reminder to help him decide what was needed to be done. And that was to go back to those he cares about. An option Dumbledore never had. Hence he gave Ron the Deluminator because he would have not wanted Ron to make the same mistake – of making the wrong choice.
Originally Answered: Why did Dumbledore want Ron to keep his deluminator? Dumbledore invented the Deluminator so he would have known how it worked. He may have had a feeling that Ron would get separated from Harry and was providing a way for him to return.
HowlerA Howler from Dumbledore, addressed to Petunia, said ‘Remember my last’ – no doubt referring to the letter which he left with baby Harry, on the doorstep of Privet Drive. But there was another occasion when Albus had a reason to write, and it had long-lasting consequences.