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Draco Malfoy: The Unlikely Hero

by Rinisha

He is a fictional character in the Harry Potter series created by author J.K.Rowling.

He is a wizard who attends Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry with the-boy-who-lived and his friends, Crab and Goyle. From his introduction in the first book, he’s a character who initially comes across as arrogant and cruel, he is a bully, a bigot and a snob who thinks he’s better than everyone else because of his pure-blood heritage.

But as the readers delve deeper into his story, they find a complex and multi-dimensional character who defies expectations and they begin to see that there is more to him that meets the eye. He is a character who challenges readers' perceptions and invites them to see the world through a different lens. He is a young man struggling to find his place in the world and live up to his father’s expectations. He is also fiercely intelligent, talented and determined.

He is depicted with his striking good looks, including his blond-gray hair, and piercing blue eyes, and a sharp, aristocratic nose and the perfect jawline. He is often described as being handsome, with a well-proportioned pace and a tall, lean frame. He’s a character that you can’t help but be drawn to, even if you don’t agree with his actions.

Behold ‘cause you’ve guessed it, it is the one and only Draco Malfoy!

A bully who constantly torments Harry Potter and looks down on muggles:

Draco’s evolution from a bully to a sympathetic character who learns from his mistakes is one of the most compelling and a powerful story arcs in the series. However, as the story progresses, we see that Draco’s actions are largely driven by his family dynamics and the importance of breaking the cycle of negative behavior.

Over the course of the series, Draco undergoes significant growth and transformation, ultimately becoming a character who learns from his mistakes and chooses a different path for his future and a person that we can root for and sympathize with. . Draco's story is a powerful message of hope and redemption, and a reminder that no matter how dark our past may be, we always have the power to change and grow into better versions of ourselves.

Despite his flaws, Draco is also portrayed as a character with many admirable qualities. He is an accomplished student and an excellent quidditch player, and he displays bravery and loyalty in the face of danger. Not to forget his grades!

Draco's journey is also one of love and redemption:

Despite numerous challenges, including the loss of his wife Astoria, he remains extremely strong for his son Scorpius, demonstrating his love and commitment to his family. Even Though Draco did not have ‘the positive father’ figure himself, Draco does an admirable job as father, breaking the cycle of negative behavior and instilling positive values in his son, by raising him with the thoughts that everyone, muggles as wizards, are all equal.

Draco's journey is not an easy one:

I mean no sixteen year old should ever have to even think about killing their headmaster. Do you know what trauma it brought to him having the dark mark itself on his arm? Think about it, what do you think would have happened if he did kill him?

He is forced to confront some harsh truths about himself and his family along the way. He makes mistakes and suffers the consequences, but he also learns from his experiences and grows as a person. By the end of the series, he is a changed man who has found a new sense of purpose and meaning in his life.

Readers who dismiss him as a one-dimensional villain are missing out on one of the most interesting characters in the story.

In the end,

Draco Malfoy may not have been a perfect character, but he was undoubtedly one of the most complex and interesting ones in the Harry Potter universe. He is a character who defies expectations, and whose journey leaves a lasting impact on readers.

Despite his many flaws, Draco becomes an unlikely hero in the series.

Through Draco's story, readers are reminded of the importance of growth and redemption. He teaches us that we are not defined solely by our past, but rather by our ability to learn from our mistakes and become better individuals. Draco's journey is a powerful reminder of the importance of perseverance, love, and family.

The story of Draco Malfoy is a testament to the complexity of human nature. It shows that even the most flawed and seemingly irredeemable characters can find redemption if they are willing to look deep within themselves and make the difficult choices necessary to change. Anyone who loves the Harry Potter series should take the time to appreciate the full scope of Draco's character arc and the unlikely hero he becomes.

I think Tom Felton did an extravagant job portraying Draco Malfoy.

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Tue Apr 04, 2023 11:17 pm
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foxmaster wrote a review...

Hello this is Foxmaster!!!
I read Harry Potter at a pretty young age, but I have always been pretty biased about Draco Malfoy. I have a friend who says he's her favorite character and I have always disagreed with her. This essay really puts a new light on him, but I still don't know if I'll change my mind about him. I always thought of him as a terrible person, but this really makes a lot of sense!

Rinisha says...

Hi foxmaster,

Thanks for the review.

I hate to say this, but I must agree with your friend. He's also my favorite Harry Potter character. %uD83E%uDD23%uD83E%uDD23%uD83E%uDD23

It's okay, if you don't change your mind. I just want to make this aware to people.


Ps: MaryAnna part 4 is coming soon!

- Rinisha

foxmaster says...

Yessssss thank you!!!!!!!

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Tue Apr 04, 2023 1:03 pm
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bettysgarden14 says...

I've been a Potterhead since 3rd grade and up until a few years ago, I'd always hated Draco as one of the most "annoying" characters in the series. As many others have noticed, Harry Potter by J. K. Rowling mostly focuses on the main characters. It would've been much clearer and more specific if he was treated as a 3-dimensional character. Although Draco's character is still vague, I totally agree with you. I honestly think fans should have more sympathy instead of treating him like a "cowardly bully". I really enjoyed reading this and I want to thank you for your considerable effort!

Rinisha says...

Hi fellow Potterhead,

Im very happy you left me a review and that you agree with me!
Thanks for everything!

your fellow potterhead,

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Tue Apr 04, 2023 12:44 pm
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vampricone6783 wrote a review...

When I first saw Draco, I’d thought he would be completely evil, but later on, he’s so much more. The Harry Potter books focus more on the main character and have Harry portrayed as the good guy, but Draco isn’t too bad himself. The real, true villain is Voldemort, “he who must not be named”. I enjoyed reading this essay on Draco and I do agree that he should be treated better by fans.

I wish you a lovely day/night.

Rinisha says...

Hi fellow Potterhead,

Thank you for reviewing my work and that you have expressed your opinion!

your fellow potterhead,

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