Do you ever love someone so much but like platonically as in you don’t want to be romantic with them but you just want them to always be happy and to make them soup and hug them and cuddle them and kiss them and just make sure nothing bad happens to them ever because there should be a name for that
I think that’s called “Friend-Zoning” with a side of “Cocktease”.
Dear the 1950’s, pleeeeeaaaaaseeeee come back! You are the age of great music, cars, and values. The women were more appealing then too and had more self respect. So please hear my cries and come back!
I love what you wrote on my Draco post; I definitely agree that those questionably moral characters are the most interesting, and I don't think Malfoy is evil at all. But a lot of my feelings towards him didn't change too much, not even as I felt badly for him at the end. XD That's just me, but you had some really great points-- love, one of the biggest themes in the books, saved not only Harry but Malfoy at the end, and it's one of the things I like best about Malfoy's story. :)
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I remember my first time reading the books as a child, I liked Malfoy because he was the “bad guy” that I could have a crush on because he was appropriate for my age. But each year I re-read the series over again, and each year I see more of the Malfoy I think JKR intended us to see. I no longer like him because I’m 13 and think bad boys are cute, but interestingly enough, I still truly like him. My reasoning is just a bit more mature, seeing him through the eyes of an adult. I can understand and on some level empathize with him, and I draw a lot of parallels with Snape. Snape is my favorite in the series, but when I examine his similarities with Draco, I think I would say that, on the whole, Draco is actually a better person than Snape. He didn’t do anything overly heroic or brave, but that’s just it—he didn’t get as far into the rabbit hole as Snape did, so he didn’t have to do as much digging to redeem himself.
Great, now I’m rambling.
For the entire Malfoy family, their most redeeming quality that seals my opinion of them must be the fact that they are capable of loving each other so genuinely, dearly, and unconditionally. After all, it isn’t a quality a real Death Eater is know to have. His own aunt, Bellatrix, would have been happy to let any of her children die for Voldemort’s cause—good thing she didn’t have any! Haha.
I could talk about the characters of Harry Potter all day and night. I’m so glad Tumblr feels the same way :3
I don’t know why people think what Draco Malfoy did in Malfoy Manor (not exposing Harry immediately, and basically not fighting back), was selfless and made Draco a “good” guy at the end. To me, it didn’t seem that way at all. The only reason he wasn’t as enthusiastic and willing to expose the…
The wonderful thing about this fandom is that even after all the events have been laid out before us, there is still so much to discuss and debate with each other, and it keeps the series alive for me. For the most part, I disagree with this sentiment about Draco, but that’s part of the fun with characters like him. The same can be said for a myriad of characters, like Snape and The Marauders. To me, these are my favorite characters BECAUSE of their questionable morals.
That all being said, here is where my feelings about Draco’s goodness or evilness lies: he is neither. He never was. ‘Evil’, after all, is a strong word to use against an adolescent boy with jealousy and pride issues, not to mention his being raised in a household that supported Voldemort, and never having to worry about facing the dark lord’s wrath because of it. Having pure blood and a rich father gave Draco hubris, and Harry’s fame with neither was a sleight against it. He went out of his way to give Harry a hard time because in his eyes, he was the only person standing in his way from being the most popular student at Hogwarts.
I love watching Draco evolve from a spoiled brat to actually having to put his money where his mouth is. Until book 6, he was all talk, and had some romanticized idea that supporting Voldemort would mean all of his wishes coming true—which I’m sure is the same way a lot of the Death Eaters were lured in.
The important thing to focus on is that Draco saw the true horrors of being Voldemort’s pawn, took off the rose-colored glasses and made choices many before him were too weak to make.
Of course, I do not see Draco as some great hero; his actions surely were fueled mostly by self-preservation. You also have to remember that his family’s lives were threatened if he didn’t at least try to kill Dumbledore. Though a dark family, the Malfoys are very close and possess something that makes it impossible for them to stick by Voldemort forever: love. They love each other so much, and by threatening that bond, Voldemort screwed himself over yet again. If he had not threatened the love the Malfoys have for each other, who knows how different things would have been?
So, while I won’t go so far as to say Draco is a GOOD person, I can say with conviction that there isnt and never was any evil in him. Hubris, envy, and that Slytherin thirst for power surely made him a douchebag and almost destroyed him—but love pulled him out again. And I am a firm believer in the ends justifying the means, especially after JKR confirmed for us that no matter how much time Draco would have had on that tower with Dumbledore, he could have stood there for years and still wouldn’t have killed him.