This may seem a rather controversial post considering Draco is Harry Potter’s enemy, but is it really as extreme as that was the years pass and things change at Hogwarts? I am not really sure how this post will go down with people in all honesty as at times it probably does seem crazy to feel sorry for Draco.
I must obviously state that this post does contain SPOILERS
1. He’s an only child . . . Therefore spoilt!
He had always been used to getting exactly what he wanted when he wanted it, this wasn’t his fault it was the way he had been brought up. Typical behaviours of an only child!
2. His father’s obsession with pure blood
This was bound to then be transferred down to Draco who was very nasty and mean about it. But again something we have to feel sorry for him as his father moulded him to hate muggle’s and half blooded wizards/witches.
3. His parents are Death Eaters
Let’s face it his family were massive supports of Voldemort and still carry off some of these traits, not hiding the fact of whose side they were on. This therefore put Draco in an awful position of having to become a Death Eater as Voldemort was gaining more power. Not forgetting his total mental Aunt Bellatrix!
4. He doesn’t have any real friends
They are more followers than friends, you know they won’t really have his back in the same way Ron and Hermione do for Harry. So he’s a spoilt only child whose parents are Death Eaters and doesn’t have any real friends . . . Surely you are feeling very sorry for him after four reasons?
5. He’s jealous of Harry Potter
From the first moment they see each other Draco is so incredibly jealous of Harry and his celebrity status around Hogwarts. Which really makes no sense as Harry doesn’t even have a clue about his history, surely Draco should have seen it as a task to become friends with Harry? Not forgetting that jealously is one of the worst feelings to have, and it certainly grows year by year for poor Draco.
6. He was ordered to kill Dumbledore (and didn’t want to)
This pretty much sees him actually very strangely throughout the Half Blood Prince and on edge constantly. He didn’t know Snape had made the unbreakable vow. But his task from the Dark Lord was to kill Dumbledore. So we have to feel sorry for Draco in that we could see he did not want to do it at all and that it was eating away at him from the moment he was on the train towards Hogwarts. I think this is one of the best times we get to see Draco as his character really does grow and show so much emotion.
7. He does not want to join Voldemort at the end and must suffer one of the most awkward hugs in film history!
I am really not sure if this was meant to be as hilarious as it turned out, but it really is such a strange moment. Especially considering Draco didn’t look like he was going to join the Death Eaters he looked very set to stay on the same side as Harry and the rest of Hogwarts. Something I thought was rather interesting, had he really changed or was that always what HE wanted and not his parents?
So there we have it seven reasons you should really feel sorry for Draco it wasn’t all his fault. He was just reacting to everything that had happened in his life and going on around him. Remember he had the chance to give Harry up and chose not to admit it was Potter.
Do you have any more reasons why we should feel sorry for Draco Malfoy?