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Prof. Mc Gonagall decides not to punish Harry for flying his broomstick against Prof, Hooch's orders because Harry will be a boon to the Gryffindor Quidditch team. This is _____

Totally cool! Harry is a talented flyer.
 
  8 votes 33.3%

Bad form because undermines the rules and another teacher's authority.
 
  6 votes 25.0%

Other (comment below)
 
  6 votes 25.0%

Unfair. Harry is getting special treatment.
 
  4 votes 16.7%

24 total votes

Poll added by: Jessie



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message 1: by Wil (new)

Wil Wright Voted "Other." It is fair treatment, in a way, because we've seen that she's not the only professor playing favorites with the students - and she's still hard as nails, even on Harry, in many other respects.


message 2: by PP9000 (new)

PP9000 As a teacher myself I think her treatment of him is unfair. She should have stuck to the rules even though other staff might break them doesn't mean she should too.


message 3: by Courtney (new)

Courtney Rushing I voted “other” because, even though she is “technically” undermining another teacher, she is deputy headmistress, and therefore over that teacher. Think of it as a vice-principal over a staff teacher or a manager over an assistant manager. He should, however had some sort of punishment.


message 4: by Lisa (new)

Lisa Bad form, it undermines the other teacher. If you’ve ever worked and followed policy only to have a superior bend the rules for a special customer (even worse if the customer is insufferable), it’s an awful feeling. We know how we’d feel if it was Snape and Malfoy. So while I don’t think Harry should have been expelled as was the original threat, some punishment should have been given. He still should have been allowed on the team, of course.


message 5: by Jim (last edited Jan 22, 2019 11:39AM) (new)

Jim DeLizzio Mod
I voted totally cool, because this is one of the first times where Harry gets treated differently in a positive way. His whole childhood was being treated like a burden and was bullied.


Bravo Minerva!

P.S. Great Question, Jess. It really made me think.


message 6: by Jessie (new)

Jessie Stardust Mod
Jim wrote: "I voted totally cool, because this is one of the first times where Harry gets treated differently in a positive way. His whole childhood was being treated like a burden and was bullied.


Bravo Min..."

Haha Good, that is a successful poll question then!


message 7: by Gem (new)

Gem I voted "other". As others have pointed out, undermining another authority is frowned upon by most. I think she could have been excited for him and all, but some sort of admonishment should have happened. HOWEVER...is it possible she knew why he had been on the broomstick in the first place? If yes, then perhaps her reaction was the better choice...


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