Anonymous said: Why don't you think Draco was mistreated by his father?
Draco Malfoy grew up as an only child at Malfoy Manor, the magnificent mansion in Wiltshire which had been in his family’s possession for many centuries. From the time when he could talk, it was made clear to him that he was triply special: firstly as a wizard, secondly as a pure-blood, and thirdly as a member of the Malfoy family.
Spoiled and extremely loved and pampered child - Draco’s behavior for the majority of the series is heavily resulted from this.
The Malfoys are Slytherins, snakes, through and through - they stick together and they do what’s best and safest for the family; every decision that they make is driven by this. I mean, look at how Lucius fought to have buckbeak killed when Draco was attacked - that wasn’t for shits and giggles. Look at how the Malfoys stuck with Voldemort for so long; of course they were still prejudice and therefore gross people, but there came a point where they didn’t want to be a part of the conflict anymore, because it was becoming dangerous for their family. But at the same time, they felt it was safer for them to be on Voldemort’s side, so they stayed. Look at everything they did to stay in his good favor, not rebelling and doing as they were told to stay alive. I don’t think they or their ideology is right, but that family loves and protects each other, doing what they must out of love.
Of course it was horrible to get Draco involved in the whole Death Eater thing, but Lucius and Narcissa wouldn’t have allowed it if they felt that they had another choice. It’s kill or be killed in their mind and they would do anything to prevent the latter.
So yeah, Draco Malfoy is a product of prejudice and privilege, and he spent most of his life wanting to be just like his father, not afraid of him. I wish I had some book quotes to share but nothing in particular is coming to mind at the moment.
Draco abused and unloved by Lucius is fanon.
most classic novels are classics because they were written by old white men for other white men. so, like, don’t ever feel bad for not reading them
I can go on forever but… looks like someone made an ignorant post. There are many famous classics written by female authors and these are just a few. Not that a book written by an “old white dude” makes it any less valid. But try to actually think before writing uninformed bullshit online okay goodbye.