Assignment Four
Due Date: December 31st

E-mail your work to hol.occlumency@mail.com with OCC - HW4 - HOL ID (e.g. OCC - HW4 - ma1876) in the subject line.

Attachments will NOT be opened. If you include any images in your assignment, please upload them to a site such as Imgur, Tinypic, Photobucket or other and send me the link.

Include your HOL name, HOL ID, and House in the body of your email.

There are more than 60 points worth of options below. You can pick which ones you would like to do to achieve them. You will not be awarded more than 60 points for your work, even if you complete all parts of the assignment.


Fill-in-the-blank: 10 points

  • Privacy is hard to define, because its _____ and _____ of what is considered private differs amongst _____ and _____.
  • Because he is so _____ about his feelings, he would never have been able to properly ______ them, which is what is needed to perform a successful Occlumency.
  • The option to _____ the _____ others have to one's personal information.
  • We can already see the main limitation of Occlumency, _____ _____.


Short Answer: 10 points

  • What is the biggest ethical concern regarding Occlumency?
  • What are some examples of privacy laws?
  • Under which privacy breach does Imperius Curse falls under?
  • Why do people sometimes sacrifice their privacy?
  • Besides Legilimency, against what else can Occlumency be used for?


Loopholes!: 15 points

Sadly, there are many law loopholes Dark Witches and Wizards just cannot wait to exploit. Find 15 words from the lesson in the wordsearch to close them up. No words are six (6) letters or shorter.

Research: 15 points

There are concepts of privacy listed in the lesson. Choose four of them (further research to understand them may be necessary) and list four different pieces of any fiction (TV show, movie, book, video game...) which touch upon them. For example, if I chose personhood and autonomy, I would list Imperius Curse as breach of it from Harry Potter series. Do not use examples from any of class' lessons, though you are welcome to use Harry Potter series as one such media. Also, one fandom per concept (so no, you cannot use Harry Potter book, movie and video game for three concepts). Include a few sentences of explanation for each concept and why you chose that particular piece of fiction for it. 150 words or more.


Try to Resist: 10 points

Solve the following letter tiles and send the solution either as a phrase or a picture.

True or False: 10 points

If the statement is false, correct it.

  • Privacy is very hard to define.
  • Wizarding world has pretty strict laws regarding breach of privacy.
  • There are ten concepts of privacy.
  • If the gatherer of information is less transparent, people are more willing to sacrifice their privacy.
  • Adept Occlumens can throw off the effects of Veritaserum.


Argumentative: 15 points

Using what you learned in the lesson and through your own research, write a plea to the Ministry of Magic to include right to privacy (of the mind) to already existing laws or persuade them to write a new one on this topic. 150 words or more.


Protest Signs!: 15 points

Same as the option above, but illustrate it through any medium. Also include a couple of sentences of an explanation of elements in the illustration.