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I was Re-watching Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone and I realized that the Dursleys not only failed Harry (which they did majorly), they failed Dudley as well.
By spoiling him and enabling him to bully and belittle others from such a young age they are partly what made him the way he was.
Like how they showed him to be greedy by showering him with presents on his birthday and not objecting or telling him he should be grateful when he complained and asked for more.
Or by turning the other way (and even encouraging him) when he bullied other children, especially Harry.
It was their responsibility to teach him right from wrong and they failed.
I am not saying Dudley is completely innocent or that he is stuck being a greedy bully but they certainly didn’t do him any favours.
“Dumbledore paused, and although his voice remained light and calm, and he gave no obvious sign of anger, Harry felt a kind of chill emanating from him and noticed that the Dursleys drew very slightly closer together.
'You did not do as I asked. You have never treated Harry as a son. He has known nothing but neglect and often cruelty at your hands. The best that can be said is that he has at least escaped the appalling damage you have inflicted upon the unfortunate boy sitting between you.'”
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Yeah, this is a great thing that’s rather explicit in the books, but completely absent from the movies. Another reason why, if you haven’t read the books, you really should.
Yes, I certainly did just download a Harry Potter font just so that I could use it for the title on my Harry Potter final exam. What of it?
lilwhee asked: 9. Least favourite book you read this year (so far)? 10. Favorite book you’ve read this year? 13. Can you read on the bus? 14. Favorite place to read? 15. What is your policy on book lending?
9. I’ve been so busy with school for most of this year that I’ve barely had any opportunity to read for leisure! If we include school books though, right now I want nothing more to do with Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales for a long while. I enjoyed it, but I’m ready to not enjoy it for a long time.
10. The best book I’ve read this year is the only one I’ve read that wasn’t for class, which is Lexicon by Max Barry, who is my favorite author. It’s absolutely fantastic, and I’m probably going to read it again soon.
13. I don’t ride buses that often, but I don’t think I’ve ever encountered any problems reading that are specific to buses. If there are lots of people talking, that might distract, but that’s not specific to a bus.
14. My favorite place to read is somewhere that’s quiet, where I can sit comfortably with a book, like a library. On a different note, another good place I’ve found recently to “read” is while I’m driving, by listening to audiobooks!
15. I don’t usually have people asking me to borrow books, but I’m totally okay with lending books. The more people who read stuff, the merrier, and I’m happy to help propagate reading.
Tomorrow, I go take my only in-class final of my last semester of college (I have another final, but it’s online and it’s for my Harry Potter class, so it doesn’t really count). In twelve hours, I will effectively be done with school stuff.