Harry Potter Controversy

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“Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light”-Albus Dumbledore. The Harry Potter series, in the opinions of millions, is one of the best book series ever written. There are many characters, alike and different, but we are going to focus on two of the most important of those characters today, Harry Potter and Draco Malfoy, from the Harry Potter series, by JK Rowling, who are not portrayed as friends, or similar people, or alike, but are actually quite alike in some ways. They are both determined, and they both have a ‘task’ they need to do but might not actually want to do, and also how they are different, being the fact that they are on two different sides, good and evil.
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For example, Harry was determined to do the Triwizard Tournament (a dangerous competition between three wizarding schools) after the Goblet of Fire produced his name as a fourth contestant, even though he was underage and might not be able to complete the task, this shows a lot of determination, because through the whole thing, he never gave up. . Adding to that, Harry felt a need to save his godfather when he had a good reason to believe that Lord Voldemort was holding him captive, and would stop at nothing to do it, even if that means getting expelled from Hogwarts. Also, Draco is determined as well, although he wanted to do a bit different things than Harry. He was determined to finish his task (to kill Albus Dumbledore) without help from professor Snape. Draco would absolutely not let snape help at all, he was determined to do it himself. He, throughout their school years, was also determined to do a much more simple thing, which was to make things as hard as possible for Harry and his friends, Ron and Hermione, and takes every single chance he has to make life hard for them. Both Harry and Draco are similar in this way although they want to do different …show more content…
For example, Harry actually ended up basically saving the entire school from closing by defeating Tom Riddle in the Chamber of Secrets,, something that most normal twelve year olds typically can’t do, especially one that is not a good person. In addition, Harry actually ended up defeating Lord Voldemort in the battle of Hogwarts at age 17. If Harry is not good, explain that to me. On the other end, Draco was not as good. He was always rude to Harry, Ron and Hermione, for example, he called Hermione a “Filthy little Mudblood” Which is an insult for a wizard born from a non-wizard family, which just goes to show that he was being purposely rude to them. More importantly,, In The Chamber of Secrets, Draco said he wished he knew who the heir to Slytherin was so he could help them open the Chamber of Secrets, which is definitely not exactly a good thing to want to do, because that means he wants to ‘purge’ the school of all Mudbloods. So, although both are alike, they obviously have their differences, as does

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