Originally Posted by Aleo
Molly's line before killing her was stupid as well. I don't know if it was just me but I remember reading/hearing that elsewhere.
I *loved* that line. Total mama-lioness happenin'.
Horror-writer Stephen King wrote a lovely article on the Harry Potter books
, and he basically wraps the whole article around that line ...
Originally Posted by 1littlebit
another thing i wondered about the deathly hallows and half blood prince is why lucius and narcissa didn't run to dumbledore and beg him to hide them after voldemort asked draco to kill dumbledore.. and why didn;t they run the first chance they could and look for draco in the castle instead of waiting for voldemort to go in? i had one more.. i'll get back to you.
Why would they go to Dumbledore? I kind of see Lucius' behavior in particular in DH as analogous to that of an abused wife who won't leave ... he may once have been loved and treated as royalty, now he's treated like a dishrag ... but he can't stop hoping that he'll be elevated to that pedestal once again.
And just because Voldemort is downright contemptuous of him doesn't mean he's suddenly lost his own contempt for Dumbledore or "blood traitors" or "mudbloods." He's scared for his son, he loves his son ... but that doesn't mean he's willing to embrace the enemy to protect him.
A difference between Lucius and Snape. Snape's fear leads him to think outside of the box; and remember, he's still a young man when he makes the choice to do what he does. Lucius' fear doesn't help him escape the box he's already in ... and since he's solidly middle-aged at this point, he's so deeply entrenched in that box, it probably wouldn't even occur to him that there is an outside-the-box to think in.
If that made sense to anyone but me.
I enjoy playing with the characters' motivations in my head. Helps clarify my own motivations, sometimes.