Don’t get me wrong, i love the hp movies. But when i say i want a book to turn into a movie, i want a detailed description of what they do every day and not cut out important things. Like all the quidditch games, and Lilly and Snape’s story. It upsets me.
I remember a guy, one who acted this way for the 8 yrs I knew him, bumping into me when I was home. I thought he would still act that way, until he apologized for all he’d ever said and done. I forgave him, too. People can change and be forgiven. Why is it so hard for people to think that Draco deserves forgiveness? When you’re raised in ignorance and hate like that, it’s hard to break away.
The fact of the matter is, after the third Potter musical it helped me finally be “over” it. It always gets me my Harry fix whenever I don’t have the time to read the book. The movies make me upset due to its glaring errors that are consistently glazed over, while the musical(s) errors are made to make a specific point. Its errors are the cannon of the musical that strengthen the cannon of the book and reiterate its poignancy. And its really actually hilarious.
Even setting aside Draco’s other undesirable qualities, the very first thing he did was remind Harry of Dudley, his main bully and tormentor. It’s perfectly believable that Harry didn’t want a friend who might be like Dudley, no matter how desperate he was.
‘Draco and Harry never became friends, but they did come to understand and appreciate each other better.’ So it’s like… yes and no. I don’t think Ron would have ever fully forgave him (i know i sure as hell wouldn’t have) but then Ron seems the type to be like EH WHATEVER about it once it’s over.
Every time I read Nineteen Years Later I get really mad at Ron for telling the kids to stay away from Scorpius. They are adults, they should understand why Malfoy was mean in the first place, and forgiven him.
I just think the first time Draco was introduced in the book was pretty important, you really saw his real personality in the few pages. (Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone pages 59-61)
I know it’s all fanon, but does no one consider this by what’s in the books, not by wanting their favorite character to be with the lead? Being female or gay wouldn’t change Harry hating Draco. He ignores him unless Draco’s a pest or involved in multiple near-homicides. Isn’t Ron the clear pick in this scenario? He’s Harry’s #1 person, and I love Hinny, but I think being like a girl!Ron is why Harry loves her
I see so many similarities between Draco and Harry. They both did what they needed to do in order to protect the people they love and themselves. I respect Draco for that.