Also I love how defensive Sirius and Remus are of the map in that movie. Every time Harry is like “the map doesn’t work” or “the map lies” they’re like “we made this fucking map, do you know how much work we put into it? It is not wrong.”
Do you know why Harry Potter is so special and such a big deal? Because even though it belongs to the whole world, it still feels so personal, like the characters and their stories were written just for you. We all read the same books but we each went on a very different journey with Harry. Some of us grew up with him, some of us watched him grow up instead, and some of grew into a completely different person because of him. I think that’s pretty cool.
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These characters are gorgeous, you know why? Because they’re, essentially, the same boy on opposite sides of the track.
They’re both forced into impossible situations. Draco is forced into Lord Voldemort’s inner circle by his father’s actions and is being pushed and threatened to do things he’d rather not. Harry is forced into a confrontation and destiny he doesn’t want by a prophecy and Voldemort’s actions.
Both are deeply passionate and defensive of their Hogwarts house. Arguably, they both embody the core values of each house. Draco is incredibly sly and cunning and ambitious, desperate to get what he wants. Harry is desperately brave and reckless and courageous. They’re both leaders of their house and even play the same position on their Quidditch teams.
Both boys are famous and influential. Draco has his family’s name and his family’s wealth. Harry has his fame and reputation.
Both boys are used in the war. Harry is used by Dumbledore, prepared and trained to fight Voldemort, manipulated (to a certain degree) into some of his choices. Draco is used by Voldemort to kill Dumbledore, possibly expose Severus as a spy, etc.
There are differences, of course, but, these are, essentially, the same fucking character split into two and pitted against each other—light and dark explored. Bless you JKR.
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