March 30th, 2006

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The bullied boys: intent and context about victims of bullying in the HP world.

In the HP series, there are many instances of students being bullied - the purposes of which mostly fall into demonstrating the consequences of bullying or the pointlessness and toxicity of abusing those weaker than us. Though there are many characters in the series who have, at some point, been abused, ignored, neglected or assaulted by people in their peer group or those who have responsibility over them, I've chosen to focus on the two that seem to create the greatest contrast to me: Neville Longbottom and Severus Snape. My main argument will be that there are vast differences between their circumstances and the characters themselves, and thus it can be argued that JKR has written, with strong intent, that Neville as a victim of bullying deserves more sympathy and is far more respectable than Snape; in the context of the books, it is Neville who is shown in a far better light in regards to bullying than Snape is. Collapse )
Dragon Age - pavelyan ending

Some Very Disjointed Thoughts About Death Eaters' Motivations...

...Which does exactly what it says on the tin, which is offer some Very Disjointed Thoughts About Severus Snape, Regulus Black and Peter Pettigrew and what might have motivated them to leave/join the Death Eaters.

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So yes, I realise this is all a bit disorganised, but - any thoughts?