reviewed Draco's Evaluation
on Nov 05, 2006 05:49 am
great essay, totally agree ,I dont think dracos evil at all.
Hes just stuck,I hope his role is bigger and awnsers questions of his past in book 7. Also hope for draco/ginny at end. Great essay with valid points.
Vira reviewed Draco's Evaluation
on May 14, 2006 11:17 am
Wow...very in depth. When I read the books I knew that well...maybe Draco does have a point and a say and a big role in the series, but the Trio doesn't see the whole picture. I agree Draco has grown up a lot, Harry doesn't notice that, and thats why he lost Ginny, because he is thickheaded.
reviewed Draco's Evaluation
on Nov 07, 2005 06:00 pm
Very interesting...you brought up stuff that I had completely forgotten about. I like the way you defended Draco, but no offense (I'm totally on your side!) you are SO biased. It's alright though, we tend to get like that when Draco and Ginny are involved. Wonderful essay, I really enjoyed it :)
Ana reviewed Draco's Evaluation
on Oct 14, 2005 04:47 pm
Excellent essay. I had just finished the book last night (I know, I'm slow) and was so shocked at Draco's actions. I couldn't wait to see DG fans views on this, and I found your essay. You pointed out many important things. I, too, think that Draco was extremely overlooked in this book. However, if the reader was to think about how Draco was presented in this book, he'd realize how vulnerable Draco really was. Draco was being blackmailed; he was not doing all this because he was evil, but rather he did this to protect his family.
I still have hope for DG. High hopes. Ginny reacted to the breakup well, barely seeming as if she cared (I, however, was cheering in delight.). She knew this was going to happen, she knew Harry would push her away. Hopefully this is the end of their romance.
Anyway, again, excellent essay. I enjoyed seeing your views and observations, many which I did not think of.
Nicole reviewed Draco's Evaluation
on Aug 17, 2005 04:05 pm
Okay, lets start off with the fact that Draco is my favorite character too. I do believe that he is a misunderstood, often overlooked, slightly under developed character that, yes in the end deserves and needs, to end up with Ginny, the similarly under developed and misunderstood female character. However, with all of your insight into Draco's psyche you seem to completely forego Snape's. Not that I'm big fan of his, but to assume that Dumbledore would be astute enough to know about Draco's plan and not know about Snape's involvement is insulting to the character. Also, Dumbledore would never, I repeat NEVER, beg anyone for anything, especially his life. As you felt it was obvious that Draco's plan was Dumbledore's death (kudos to you because I was completely oblivious), I feel it is obvious that Snape's actions are never to be taken at face value, including killing Dumbledore. I say this only because after doing so Snape doesn't rally the other DE's and escape together with them, he grabs only Draco, he escapes with him alone to an unknown place, but more than likely to his Narcissa. He never wanted to make the vow but he had to, I liken is relationship with Draco to Dumbledore and Harry's, mentor to mentee, wisdom to naivete, father to son etc... My point is this, your points are absolutely valid, but you wiilingness to see past the facade of certain characters and not of others is odd, not bad or wrong, because your writing is awesome and I thoroughly enjoyed it and hope to read more of your work soon, but that facet of it was odd.
Author's Response: i agree with you. I mean, I was still in shock from reading HBP, so I admit, I had forgotten Snape. But now that you mention it, I toatlly agree! Thanks for pointing it out.
Samantha reviewed Draco's Evaluation
on Jul 26, 2005 05:08 pm
Wow, I agree with you on so many points with you in there it's rather scary. Especially the part between Harry ang Ginny and Draco and Ginny. You just helped me organize many of my thoughts.
Mary reviewed Draco's Evaluation
on Jul 25, 2005 10:26 am
I totally agree with just about everything (or maybe everything) you said. I'm glad to see that not everyone thinks that Harry/ginny was wonderful. It just seamde pointless to me. lmao. Even if DG doesn't happen.. We still have several years to hope. haha.
Author's Response: I agree! we have several years to fiddle with DG before JK (hopefully not) dashes our hopes. HG doesn't make much sense, and was Harry's reaction to Gin was so sudden. Thanks for the review!
rubylight reviewed Draco's Evaluation
on Jul 25, 2005 07:13 am
Hey great essay.
Author's Response: Thanks!
Pinkmelissa reviewed Draco's Evaluation
on Jul 24, 2005 11:20 pm
Wow, you're really observant. I agree with pretty much everything (especially with Draco/Ginny). The only thing I could argue with is that why she isn't upset when Harry breaks up with her is that she expects it already, not because she doesn't care about him. Harry's always pushing people away, and she new it was for, as she stated 'some stupid, noble reason'. But Draco really is a much better person than most people think. I can't wait to see what happens to him in the next book, but I guess I'll have to wait a while for that...
Author's Response: As soon as I posted the essay, i looked over the book again, and I have to agree with you. Ginny doesn't dislike Harry or anything, She was expecting it because of his hero complex, his 'saving people thing'. I love Draco though, and I was mor devastated by his abrupt exit than Dumbledore's death. I can't wait to see what became of him too. I hope it's nothing evil....
Sarah reviewed Draco's Evaluation
on Jul 24, 2005 07:09 pm
Oh how you mirror my thoughts about the Harry/Ginny things; it's wonderful to see that someone else picked up the *convenience of the couple. *smile*. Anyway, it's pretty easy to see that you don't think too fondly of the Trio and that is definitely contributing to the reasons that you think Draco will have a redemption in Book 7. I was discussing what D.'s fate is in the next book with a friend of mine and she agreed with me in saying that D. is most likely going to be in hiding for his life with his mother. He most likely will not go to the Order and when Voldemort sees him next, he's as good as dead. We can only hope that JKR sees the reason behind our love of Draco/Ginny (by Merlin I hate H/G) and gives us something, but the odds are against us. In an interview, JKR said she made Ginny specifically for Harry (damn.) and they're probably going to commit the folly of getting back together. The points you make about Draco in the earlier books and in HBP are very enlightening and you also came across some good conclusions. You're right, Harry didn't think about Draco much (or too much sometimes) without actually *thinking*. The play with Ginny in the trainride was also a good point in the book, since it's the only direct confrontation about the two in the story, but we can only hope it will bring out more later on. The thought about Dumbledore pleading for Snape to kill him for Draco was a theory I hadn't thought of before and it's something to look into. Good essay ^_^
Author's Response: I also think Draco's going to go into hiding with his mother, but lets not forget that Snape has him, and the other death eaters are accompanying him. Voldemort may punish him first, but I really think that Snape will take him to safety, and then, Draco would get his mother, and pack and leave, going into hiding. Lucius is safe in Azkaban, and he's not clamoring to come out, what with his own disgrace and that of his son's. Anyway, Why, oh why does the hero always get the girl? That's unfair to Draco. He hardly has anyone to love him, but Harry has his friends and the rest of the order, blah, blah!
reviewed Draco's Evaluation
on Jul 24, 2005 05:46 pm
excellant essay. :o) I totally agree with everything you pointed out ... and I'm so glad that new stuff I didn't notice was brought to my attention! (like, the argument Hagrid overheard. Never really thought what it could have been about before now.) We know that Ginny has a soft spot for guys with history (Tom Riddle, Dean Thomas had that story JK never got to put in the books, and Harry) so who knows... is Draco next? *Crosses fingers!* Hehe. Keep up the good work, and THANKS(!!!) for reviewing my little story :oD
Author's Response: Thanks for the review; I live on these basically. In the argument, I get more of a feeling that Dumbledore was ordering Snape and pressing his authority, to kill him when the time came, and save himself, Draco, and Harry. And I never thought about it before, but you're right, Ginny does like guys with a history... but what about Corner? Was he soley a substitute for Harry? I do so hope Draco's next, and that he STAYS! Oh, your story was lovely, you know. I think that that's what should happen between DG in the seventh book; that she finds forever with Draco.
Kendra reviewed Draco's Evaluation
on Jul 24, 2005 05:01 pm
At first and mostly from reading the books. I liked the idea of Harry & Ginny, beacuse it seemed as if J.K was building to that. Not because of the so called "obsession" Ginny had as most readers have called it. I just generally thought it was cute. However, after accidentily stumbling over a D/G fic then becoming an "accidental" fan I've taking more of a liking to Ginny's character and a bigger liking to a substancial (love) connection between her and Draco. Only I'm trying more and more not to compare or hope that they end up together and remember that there'sfine line between these bits of fiction on our part and the actual story. In other words "I'm not gettin' my hopes up". after all the story isn't about love and it's hardships, but the transition of good and evil initially. Leaving in the growth that warps us all in those tremulous years of adolescence & adulthood and relationships are one of those things, but not the most prominant.
Author's Response: It did seem as if JK was building to HG, but I think it's wacky that the hero always has to get the girl. I hope DG end up together a lot, but JK has a way of twisting things so i don't have *too much* hope. And if HG get back together in the 7th book, we can only hope, that afterwards, she breaks it off with him and go with Draco. Slim chances, but DG just belongs together, There's more there in the way of love, don't you think? Thanks for the review by the way.
Anise reviewed Draco's Evaluation
on Jul 24, 2005 01:34 pm
Very very good! You hit all the important points, and also made me think of some new things. :) I wish I could read it WHILE I review.... but anyway, don't get all depressed about Draco's chances in the 7th book!! I believe that he and Snape met up after they both escaped Hogwarts. And yes, I'm one of the "Snape isn't evil" crowd. ;) I see too many things that simply don't make sense otherwise.... anyway, I surely don't see any way that Voldemort is taking Draco back; this was his one chance to prove himself, and from the DE'sPOV (four of whom saw it) Draco screwed up. I think that Snape will help him hide, and I think there's an honest-to-God chance for D/G in Book. 7. :)
Author's Response: I'm not that depressed about Draco's chances; he has very good ones. And remember, Snape and Draco escaped together. Snape hauled Draco from the tower soon after he killed Dumbledore. And no, I don't think Snape's that evil either. It's just like Harry- Dumbledore gave Harry orders to make him drink the poison, no matter what. Snape's probably in that position to. I mean, if Dumbledore is near death anyway, he obviously spoke to Snape before (the argument Hagrid heard) and made Snape kill him, to save Harry- another sacrifice for Harry besides his mother, Draco- he's quite innocent in all this, and Snape himself- to keep his place as Voldemort's aide. That's what I think, hope you agree.