Leaky's Dear Mr Potter Daily Giveaway: Day Two
June 22, 2011, 06:25 PM
For day two of Leaky's Dear Mr. Potter Daily Giveaway leave the answer to the following question in the comments: who was your favourite character when you first started the Harry Potter series and how has that changed (if it has) over the years? A quick reminder that this contest is open to registered Leaky
members who can be contacted via their MyLeaky profiles, are over age
of 13, and who are resident in the United States. Over the next four days we'll be giving away one copy of Dear Mr. Potter: Letters of Love, Loss, and Magic
each day to a lucky commenter.
Leave your answers below, and good luck!
Dear Mr. Potter will be released on the 1st July -- find out more information about the book, including where to pre-order, on the official website.
I have always loved Harry but I started to also have a soft spot for Draco Malfoy. Throughout the books I also started to love Hermione after the first one.
At first Harry was ovbiously my favorite. The whole overcoming adversity thing. As we have moved foward though, Neville has become my favorite. Because of the contrast with he and Harry and how you see him grow, change, and become something new and different.
My favorite character was Draco Malfoy, because before I began reading the series, my friends would talk about fan fiction they wrote about the Black and Malfoy families. They were careful not to mention what happens to him in Half-Blood Prince and on. I started reading the books knowing that he was going to change a lot, and I was interested. I still like him a lot.
But then I got to Bellatrix Lestrange. I love her. She’s crazy and unpredictable, and totally in love with the Dark Lord, which is sad and funny.
Bellatrix is tied for my favorite character with Narcissa Malfoy.
Narcissa is amazing. I mean, she will do ANYTHING to protect her family. She doesn’t have Occlumency skills, but she lies to the Dark Lord’s face and gets away with it. Before that, she sneaks around behind his back to force Snape to take care of Draco. She’s probably the only one besides Voldemort that could tell Bellatrix to mind her own business without getting Crucio’d. But she did it. She got her husband and son through the war safely, and she did it pretty gracefully.
My favorite character was Hermione when I was little, because I thought she was the coolest girl I’ve ever heard of, and the smartest! I really looked up to her, even though I was always the same age as her whenever the books came out. Now that I understand the books a lot more, I feel that Ron is my favorite character now because he is the best friend any person could ask for, he holds everyone together and he’s the most loyal Gryffindor in the books. Anyway I still love them both
I started reading the series when I was very young, so I started out loving the twins. They were always there to bring lightness to some of the heavy topics in the story. Then, as I got older, I began to like Sirius because of how mysterious he is and his story is very captivating. For years I loved Sirius, but as I’ve gotten older, I’ve begun to like the whole Malfoy family as a whole. The Malfoys seem like simple, villainous characters throughout the first six books, but in Deathly Hallows, I began to see that they had more to them than just that. I realized that although they had fallen under the captivity of evil, all they really wanted was to survive, and be together, even if it meant giving up being Death Eaters. So I really like the Malfoys because of their complexity and their family dynamic.
My Favorite character has always been Harry. He’s intelligent, brave, and a hero. But lately, I’ve been thinking Hermione is pretty awesome too. She’s always there for Harry and Ron. She’s the smart one, always has been, and always will be. Personally, I love everyone in Harry Potter! :)
Harry has always been my favorite. I have always been inspired by the way he always overcomes adversity and fights for what he feels is right. He is not always right and he tends to be too quick to judge but he stands by his beliefs and keeps going no matter what – even when he doesn’t really want to. I love Harry for the same reasons I love Dumbledore. He is innately flawed and resolutely human but he keeps trying his best. It’s a wonderful thing and I credit Harry with getting me through many challenges I have had to face in recent years. Honestly, I don’t know where I would be without him.
Leaky can’t afford the $14 international shipping haha XD Mugglenet can! Still a loyal Leaky girl though ;)
At first, my favorite character was Harry simply because he was the main character, and obviously was very likable as a young underdog with no real family and a lot to live up to. But that was when I was 5. As I got older, read more of the books, and was better able to understand more complex things, Sirius and Lupin grew on me, for the love and support they gave Harry as well as the tales of the Marauder’s friendships. I’d say Sirius is my general favorite these days (supported by the casting of Gary Oldman, who I love). However, it sometimes changes for a few days or weeks to Ron, Fred and George, or Dobby, usually depending on which book I’ve read most recently or which movie I last saw.
Since day one I’ve been fascinated with Severus Snape and as his character grew in complexity and layers were slowly revealed, I came to love him even more. As part of the trio of “abandoned boys” of Hogwarts, I have admired his sacrifices as he sought penance. Never has another character made me feel the gamet of emotions that I experienced with his tragic tale.
In the beginning, when I was little and my mother had just started reading me my first book, a present from my aunt, I would sit up each night and read ahead. I craved to know what happened next but I never told my mum because reading to me was something that she enjoyed doing. When Hermione first crossed paths with Harry, she was something of a snob, but throughout the first book she began to grow on me as she grew as a character. I liked her intellegence and that, despite criticism from others, she never dumbed herself down. As I grew up, I began to stuggle with how my brains meant that I didn’t fit in with other children, they didn’t understand my love of knowledge and numbers and words but within the pages of Potter, as book after book came out and found its way into my hands, Hermione helped me cope. She used her mind to help her friends, she was an inspiration and due to Rowling’s adept ability to shape characters into lifelike people, realistic to the point where you can almost reach out and touch them, I found a friend amongst the pages. As she grew, Hermione became more than just a bookworm and a know-it-all, she learned that sometimes breaking the rules can be right, that fighting for what is right and to protect her friends was important, and most of all she learned that she could be beautiful in her own right. (Attracting the eye of a certain Mr. Krum.) She fought for those that could not fight for themselves and I respected her for that, she was also the glue that held together the trio’s friendship, using reason above even her own anger. For the past eleven years, the young Hermione Granger has been my inspiration that even when I’m down and out, my brain can get me where I need to be and that I always have someone, real or not, to look back on and remind me just how special I can be. Maybe I’ll even find my own Ronald Weasley some day…
Remus. Always Remus Lupin. ♥ He remains one of my favorite characters in anything. Ever.
A great part of what makes this world fascinating is the depth and wonderfulness of the characters. JKR brings the story to life by weaving them together into a fantastic world.
Picking just one is impossible because it takes all of them to reveal the story.
At two meters tall I relate a bit to Hagrid.
As a bumbler I walk with young Neville.
As one who has failed but found insight and wisdom I aspire to Dumbledore.
As one who follows her heart and is brave I love Ginny.
As one who feels outcast but finally accepts that he is worthy of love there is Remus.
What, I ask, would the tale be without the loyalty and self-sacrifice of Dobby?
I am just warming to the topic and I can not choose just one.
first i started out loving the twins! which i still do.. but as time went on i started having a thing for seamus.. he was just like me when i was in school bad lol and he would blow things up and he burned off his eyes brows which reminded me of my sister shaving off her eyebrows when she was a little girl.
My favorite character was first Hermione, of course! I saw a lot of my self in her, and i personly like to think that we’ve grown up together as i read the books. I love how shes changed and developed and become the adult she is in the epiloge. Kinda like how I’ve developed into the teenager i am today. :)