Hi people it’s Potterheadaanya here, so in this post I want to write my views on Draco Malfoy and why it wasn’t his fault his nature was so mean.
Let’s get started
Draco wanted to be friends with Harry-In the first book, we can clearly see that Draco wanted to be friends with Harry but since Harry declined his friendship, it hurt Draco’s pride and he become so mean towards him.
He was a good student- Despite his faults he was a good student, and had the qualities of a prefect.
Draco warned Hermione about the attack-During the Quidditch World Cup, Draco warned Hermoine about the danger with his natural sarcasm. He said, “Hadn’t you better be hurrying along, now? You wouldn’t like her spotted, would you?” Draco nodded at Hermione, and then he explained, “Granger, they’re after Muggles. Do you want to be showing off your knickers in mid-air? Because if you do, hang around…they’re moving this way.” Although it sounded rude, it was enough to make Hermoine and her friends go in a different direction to look for the rest of the Weasley family.
He didn’t want to kill Dumbledore-In the sixth book, it looked like Draco initiated Dumbledore’s murder on purpose. Hogwarts’ headmaster noted himself: “Forgive me, Draco, but they have been feeble attempts… So feeble, to be honest, that I wonder whether your heart has been really in it.” In the movie, Draco was putting his magic wand down, but Snape came in and finished what Draco started.
He loved his parents-Draco agreed to complete Lord Voldemort’s dangerous task to save his family from revenge for the mistakes of his father, Lucius Malfoy. Draco said to Dumbledore, “I haven’t got any options! I’ve got to do it! He’ll kill me! He’ll kill my whole family!”
He was friends with a muggle-In the sixth book, Draco became friends with Moaning Myrtle even though she was a muggle when she was alive. Myrtle said that Draco is very sensitive. When she met Harry, she described her new friend by saying, “He feels lonely and hasn’t got anybody to talk to, and he’s not afraid to show his feelings and cry!” The reason he scorned Muggles was because of he was instilled with those beliefs because of his family. It wasn’t his fault.
Draco was trying to save his friends from Lord Voldemort too- Ok we can’t call Harry and the trio his friends but in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, Draco pretended that he didn’t recognize Harry, who was mutilated by the spell, to win some time and save him from Voldemort. Draco also didn’t let his friends kill Harry in the Room of Requirement where he was looking for one of the Horcruxes. It looks like Draco wanted to help Harry finish what he started.
He loved his wife-Draco turned out to be a good husband. In the play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, he loses his wife and becomes a widower. He’s a single father who takes care of his son and often tells him about how much he misses his wife, Astoria. He told his son, “You know what I loved most about your mother? She could always help me find light in the darkness. She made the world — my world, anyway — less — what was the word you used — murky.”
Draco became a good father-In the play, Draco accepts his son, Scorpius, just the way he is and takes care of his happiness. He tries not to repeat his father’s mistakes and behaves in a different way, compared to Lucius. Once, Draco shared some of his memories with his son. He said that he had never dreamed of working at the Ministry, even when he was a child. But this was the only thing his father had ever wanted. Draco shared that he just wanted to be happy. He also made sure he didn’t instill the pureblood beliefs his parents had instilled in him.
*These are just my views yours may differ, I don’t mean to hurt anyone’s feelings about any character.
The important magical item, the magic wand, proves that Draco has always been on the bright side. Malfoy’s wand with a core of unicorn hair can barely be used for the Dark Arts, according to J.K. Rowling. For more info about unicorn hair core view this post.
Thank you for reading, if you feel I missed a point then do tell me in the comments!