Who Is Draco Malfoy A Hero

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REDEMPTION: Draco Malfoy The pureblood Slytherin with eyes like ice but a heart that burns with embers, Draco Malfoy, son of two prominent DeathEaters, is not your quintessential hero in the Harry Potter series because of his rough upbringing and Slytherin sorting. Draco Malfoy represents a hero with great potential but because of his torn between what is right and what is expected of him, he gives into the rigid ways of Lord Voldemort. Malfoy does show signs for his care for the Golden Trio, as in the last books he becomes more prominent and develops a character of sympathy. Draco Malfoy, a hidden hero caught up in the mess that are his parents, Malfoy would be a hero in our modern society because Malfoy’s ability to rebuild and learn from …show more content…

It was frequent that Malfoy came about bullying the other houses, especially those in Gryffindor whose name happens to be Harry Potter also known as “The Boy Who Lived”. In their first year, the Philosopher's Stone, Draco set out to become friends with Harry, “because some wizarding families are much better than others” (“Philosopher's Stone” 108). However, Harry declined his offer and thus began the seemingly endless terror of the Slytherin nuisance. Though Draco did not pose much of a threat to the Golden Trio, besides the fact they knew his family were in cahoots with Voldemort, Malfoy’s jealous grew as he heard stories of Potter and he craved the fame like Potter received. Years went on, Malfoy developed the “Daddy’s boy” archetype as he was careful to please his father because even so his father was not the nicest, Draco loved him, as well as his mother, and wanted nothing more to protect him; even if he means were to serve the Dark Lord. His troubled home life and his reputation he upkept at Hogwarts gave Draco a hard shell matching his soft interior. His before picture does not display a hero in our society today, but nevertheless, his early life was troubled as far as his privilege took him. Though, he seemed to redeem himself as in the later books once he fully understood what went on behind the …show more content…

As he is growing up and still in his prepubescent stage, Draco is just the bully who gains clout by hexing the innocent, but as he grows older and matures, there is now responsibilities he must fulfill. In which, Draco finally goes against his own beliefs and attempts to cover for the trio. The trio is taken to the Malfoy Manor by Greyback and his Snatchers, Bellatrix is unsure if they had caught Potter so Narcissa calls upon Draco to identify him. “Draco’s expression was full of reluctance, even fear” (Deathly Hallows 459) as he stared upon Potter in attempts of incorrectly identifying him. Unfortunately, Draco then poorly executed any cover for Ron and Hermione and is confirmed by his maternal aunt that they are who they look they are. This is a very huge step in Draco’s character development as he defies his chains that are his family and protects the trio. During a small fight in the Room of Requirement between the Golden Trio again Crabbe, Goyle and Draco, Crabbe sets off a charm which engulfs the whole room, having Goyle, Crabbe, and Draco begging for their lives. In the “the thunder of devouring flame… [a] thin, piteous human scream from amidst the terrible commotion” (Deathly Hallows 332) and was the shriek of Draco, Harry saved him as Hermione brought Goyle onto her broomstick. Crabbe,

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