Re: Did anyone else notice (Of course they did)
- From: Drusilla <gammanormidsERASETHIS@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 01 Dec 2007 04:46:20 -0500
Thom Madura escribió:
Louis Epstein wrote:Bill Blakely <wcblakely@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
: On Tue, 18 Sep 2007 13:09:03 -0400, Toon <toon@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
: :>On Tue, 18 Sep 2007 00:27:56 -0400, Bill Blakely
:>>On Tue, 18 Sep 2007 04:17:03 -0000, Fish Eye no Miko <fenm@xxxxxxx>
:>>>On Sep 17, 2:33 pm, BriD <bethbr...@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
:>>>> I'm sure I'm not the only one to notice that four of the main
:>>>> Characters - Harry, Dumbledore, Voldemort and Snape
:>>>> were all Half- bloods.
:>>>> Was JKR making a point I wonder?
:>>>I think it's even more telling that the Trio consists of a half-blood
:>>>(Harry), and pure-blood (Ron), and a Muggle-born.
:>>Good point. Also, the pure-blood is the least capable of the three.
:>A half blood was one of the most powerful wizards ever, and a half
:>blood beat him. and got his arse saved by a Muggleborn many many
: : The foolish of believing in "superior" breeding is a recurring theme
: in the series second only to the importance of choices. And of course
: the two themes are not unrelated.
But the foolishness of believing breeding means NOTHING is a
recurring weakness of the series...we wouldn't breed dogs or
horses if it didn't accomplish anything.
Something they don't. Like the tiny dogs. The only reason is vanity and mostly puppies of the pack are born ill.
But - you are talking about apples and oranges.
We breed dogs and horses with superior or dominant traits. Not all "full breeds" have them.
That cannot be claimed in the wizarding world. There is no basis for saying that pure bloods have only the superior or dominant traits.
Some wizards feel superior to muggles because they dont' have magic. And half-bloods and muggleborns have some muggle heritage, hence, they're inferior, impure and are intruders in their hidden society. Purebloods wizards are supposed to be powerful because they know magic better. Lucius was /lightly/ right by telling Malfoy that he should be better than Hermione at Hogwarts because he's been a wizard all his life, while Hermione was new to that world. And more knowledge means more magic. But look at some young pureblood like Draco and Ron compared to Hermione. They take for granted what they know while Hermione studies from a different perspective.
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