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Okay so posting here is a huge big deal to me, as I'm extremely shy and have several related issues.
My love of the Wizarding World goes right back to when the first book was released. My parents read it to me and have been in love with the books the movies ever since.
I've only recently started collecting in the last few years. So any collectors out there I would love to chat. I love Noble Collection, Minalima and Slytherin items.
Amazon: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone: MinaLima Edition Hardcover – 20 Oct. 2020 - Now £20.49By Dumbledore
An irresistible new edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone created with ultra-talented designers MinaLima, the design magicians behind the gorgeous visual graphic style of the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts films. J.K. Rowling's complete and unabridged text is accompanied by MinaLima's handsome colour illustrations on nearly every page, superb design, and eight exclusive interactive paper-engineered elements - including Harry's Hogwarts letter, the magical entrance to Diagon Alley, a sumptuous feast in the Great Hall of Hogwarts and more.
Designed and illustrated by the iconic house of MinaLima - best known for establishing the graphic design of the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts films - this is the perfect gift for Harry Potter fans and a beautiful addition to any collector's bookshelf, enticing readers of all ages to discover the Harry Potter novels all over again.
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Harry Potter Advent Calendar 2020
MAKE IT FUN TO WAIT FOR CHRISTMAS --- our 2020 Harry Potter advent calendar is the perfect pre-xmas gift idea for all Harry Potter fans, especially if they love to collect jewellery, hair accessories and fun stationery. Open a new window each day from 1st December to reveal a new surprise, each one with a touch of magic! A must have for all Gryffindor girls this xmas INCLUDES 24 SURPRISES --- This cube advent calendar for girls is full of harry potter gifts and contains amazing accessories including a cute hair accessories, cosy socks, badge, shoe laces, keyring, pin badge, bracelet with charms, stickers, an invisible ink pen, 2 pens designed like magic wands from harry potter, a fountain pain and fun stationary to write your potions or your Christmas list to Santa. The perfect girls advent calendar 2020 OFFICIAL HARRY POTTER ADVENT CALENDAR 2020 --- This harry potter jewellery advent calendar is an official Harry Potter product featuring accessories from Hogwarts and the Gryffindor house. So don't worry, when you're buying from us you're buying a quality product, as our main priority has and will always be our customers' satisfaction, providing you with high quality christmas boxes that are appealing, fun and suitable for children LIMITED EDITION --- Please note that this Harry Potter box advent calendar is available in limited quantities and is only available while stocks last. Make sure you don’t miss out! This is one of our best selling pre-christmas presents for kids and includes beautiful harry potter gifts for girls, each day will reveal a new surprise THE PERFECT GIFT FOR GIRLS --- is your daughter or granddaughter crazy about the harry potter saga? Then we have the best kids advent calendar for 2020. This fun cube advent calender is packed full of toys and surprises and is the perfect pre-Christmas gift. These are advent calendar 2020 kids will love to open, get yours before December 1st. Not suitable under age 3
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I suppose I should have put this under the Daily Prophet category because the title sounds like one Rita Skeeter would write. But its too late now, so I am just going to dive in.
I think that readers who view his character have polar opposite opinions on him. Either 1, he is a bad-boy dreamboat, and they want him to fall in love with their little hearts because of his smirk and his raw good looks. Or, on the total other hand, he is a death eater, and truly a terrible persona and he didn't really deserve a redemtion arc.
Of course, that is dramatizing both ends of the spectrum of Draco Malfoy. What we have to consider is the facts, which we can see in the books.
Draco was defenitely manipulated and groomed for Slytherin- and beyond. Lucius Malfoy was not a good father. It think that is easy to be seen. He fed his son his own opinions and views from the day he was born. His son grew up hearing racial slurs such as "mudblood" and talk about how muggle-born witches were inferior to pure-blood witches and wizards. Draco grew up being told that he had to get into Slytherin- and we can only assume that any other house would have been a disgrace to the family, as he was the only child of the Malfoy's. Draco grew up being told by his family who he was meant to be, what he was meant to be, how he was supposed to act, etc.
However, that is no excuse for his behavior. We learn from our parents, yes, even if they teach us the wrong lesson, but as a person you also have to do the right thing- even if it isn't right in his parents view. A great example of this is Sirius. Sirius came from the same kind of household as Draco did- but he was different. He didn't like their ideology and loved what his friends in Hogwarts talked about and how they acted. All other parts of Sirius aside, he did the right thing. Draco did not. Granted he was around people of the same ideology of him in Slytherin, he did not have to have the same ideology as they did. Draco was a bully. He bullied Harry relentlessly, along with other students. He was not a nice guy. He tried to get Hagrid sacked from his job countless times. He always made drama for Harry in the press, in the school, with gossip, he was racist towards Hermione, etc.
So here we are at a crossroads with his character- He went out of his way to be nasty, but he had also been groomed from Birth to be this person. So we are faced with the question- does he deserve to have a redemption arc (not that it is truly up to us to decide, but lets just see where this question goes)?
Draco didn't kill Dumbledore. He couldn't do it, he tried for the entire year (and ultimately failed because of all the half-attempts), but when he came face-to-face with Dumbledore, where it would have been easy to kill him. He could not kill him. That's the truth. Severus Snape had to do it, despite that this was the plan from Dumbledore- that doesn't really matter too much. Draco doesn't want to be where he is, he doesn't want to be a death eater, but there is no other way for him to have his family safe, and not taint the family name.
And Draco didn't want Harry dead. It's pretty imaginable that Draco knew that was a real possibility, but he didn't want Harry dead. Draco lied when he couldn't tell if it was Harry or not, with the charm on Harry's face making him all puffy and swollen. He could have been rid of his life-long rival, but he didn't. Draco even stopped Crabbe from firing a curse that would kill Harry.
So this may leave you confused now- do we like Draco, or not?
I think Draco deserved a redemption arc. He was forced to be a certain kind of person by his parents, and he conformed to that role. However, he did that willingly, and he could have not conformed to the role. He could have not acted the way he was supposed to, and he could have been a better person.
So my answer- kinda.
LEGO: Getting ready for Chistmas Shopping? Celebrate Christmas in the Wizarding World with this magical LEGO® Harry Potter™ Advent Calendar (75981) - 2020By Dumbledore
LEGO® Harry Potter™ Advent Calendar
Behind each of the 24 doors is a different toy or figure from the Harry Potter series. As the big day gets closer, kids can recreate Hogwarts™ holiday scenes – including the amazing Yule Ball!
LEGO Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire™ sets
Kids can combine the 24 advent calendar gifts to recreate favorite scenes from the Harry Potter movies and role-play stories and adventures of their own. The calendar contains minifigures – including Harry Potter, Hermione Granger™, Ron Weasley™, Padma Patil, Parvati Patil and Cho Chang – and buildable models, such as a miniature Beauxbaton’s carriage and a dining table with ice-castle centerpiece.
Cool collectible building toys
The extensive range of LEGO Harry Potter models and playsets provide fans of the series with endless imaginative fun and creative display possibilities.
Give LEGO® Harry Potter™ fans a magical build-up to Christmas with the toy-a-day LEGO Harry Potter Advent Calendar (75981). Behind each of the 24 doors is a different Harry Potter toy to build, play with and display. Includes Harry Potter™, Hermione Granger™, Ron Weasley™, Padma Patil, Parvati Patil and Cho Chang minifigures, plus buildable models such as a miniature Beauxbaton's carriage and dining table with ice-castle centerpiece. As the big day gets closer, kids can recreate Hogwarts™ holiday scenes – including the amazing Yule Ball! This magical, festive calendar is a perfect pre-Christmas gift for kids aged 7 and up – with 24 days of surprises and imaginative Harry Potter™ fun that lasts all year long. The 24 Harry Potter™ gifts found within this special holiday calendar can be built together with all other original LEGO® sets and LEGO bricks for endless creative building. No batteries required. This set of 24 mini-builds offers hands-on, imaginative play that never runs out! Packed with many cool Harry Potter™ toys to inspire imaginative play through Christmas and beyond. LEGO® Harry Potter™ sets contain favorite characters, amazing features and familiar locations from the popular movies. They make ideal gifts for anyone wanting to recreate the movie magic. LEGO® construction toys meet the highest industry standards to ensure every brick is consistent and compatible, connecting and pulling apart perfectly every time – no magic required! All LEGO® bricks and pieces are dropped, heated, crushed, twisted and analyzed to make sure each one meets the highest safety standards in the world.
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