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message 1: by Drew (new)

Drew (thataleech) | 40 comments Mod
Do you think the Ministry did the right thing in cautioning Harry?
- Was it special treatment that would end up coming back to bite him?
- Should he have been left in the dark to fend for himself?


message 2: by Chloe (new)

Chloe (chlochloreads) | 13 comments I don’t think it should have been special treatment or being left to fend for himself. I think the whole thing with underage magic is stupid. Yes, when he casted “Lumos” on purpose, he was breaking the law, but all the other times it wasn’t Harry’s fault.

The year before when Dobby crashed the cake onto Harry’s head, it wasn’t even Harry doing the magic- and the Ministry didn’t even take into account that it wasn’t Harry. What about when Mr Weasley repairs the Dursleys house in Goblet of Fire? Is it Harry’s fault then too?

And in this book, it wasn’t even Harry’s fault. He was being provoked by Marge and he’s still a learning wizard, he can’t help it if his magic goes out of control! He’s still learning how to control it! The Ministry is so stupid and don’t take situations into account at all.


message 3: by Elisa (new)

Elisa (ravenclaw_patronus) | 29 comments The ministry was nice to give him a warning because Harry really didn't mean to do what he did. He only used magic accidentally because he was mad. The Minister is a little lenient to Harry because he's famous.


message 4: by Abbie (new)

Abbie Wells | 24 comments The Ministry definitely did the right thing by cautioning Harry, after all their main concern is exposing the wizarding world to muggles. Whilst it could be seen as special treatment towards their hero, the boy who lived, the rule on underage wizardry is ridiculous, especially with certain circumstances. Harry is still learning about magic and the control of his powers, Aunt Marge provoked him and is an evil character so its only fair to cause some harm to her.


message 5: by Jem (new)

Jem (fandompatronus) | 8 comments Mod
We all know that the Ministry was lenient because of Sirius Black. Not because he's famous.


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