I see a lotta people asking about wands in Harry Potter, if they’re needed for magic etc.
So basically going off what I know about wands in general in the not-Harry Potter-world, wands are used to direct/focus various energies. So what I am assuming, in Harry Potter, when they’re like blowing up their aunts and shit, it’s from a surge of emotion and causes just sporatic magical happenings in a wave that can’t be controlled; if a witch/wizard were learned enough (like Dumbledore) they may be able to focus their magic without a wand, but really wands are just powerful magic conduits that sort of create a stream instead of a wave of the magical energy. That’s why it’s important that the wand and the wizard/witch match; each person has a different, personal magic, and the tool used to focus that magic has to jive appropriately with the person using the wand.
i feel like the grown people in hp would be fucking pressed if they all found out dumbledore gave one of the deathly hallows to an eleven year old