The Future of the Malfoys
An original editorial by Lorraine
Providing JK Rowling is nice, and allows Harry to triumph over Voldemort
in the seventh book, then it would be very interesting to see what happens to
the Malfoys. This time around they would not be able to deny their
involvement in the Voldermortian cause, but before the likely defeat of the dark lord, I am wondering if Draco would play a part helping his Death Eater father. Draco has been indoctrinated in the "pure blood mania" and harbors considerable hate towards the prominent members of the side of good (Harry and Dumbledore).
Draco has motives to help his father, but how? He attends Hogwarts and so resides under the authority of his enemies. It is likely in the next book his actions will be closely
monitored so he could prove to be a liability of his fathers, as in Hogwarts
there is verisatanium and the great legilimens of Dumbledore. So in the next
book I can see a frustrated Draco, living with his enemies not being told
anything of importance and being closely watched. With this increasingly
isolated position maybe he will resort to something desperate, like for
instance attacking Harry?
With increasing neglect from his father (who has always been his lifeline of
gaining power and privilege) and those he admires could he perhaps soon grow bitter
and switch sides to spite them? Dumbledore could be relied upon to
treat him courteously and with welcome, but because of Malfoy's background
his potential defection is unlikely to happen soon. If it did happen, it would only
occur in the seventh book.
As for Lucius Malfoy, perhaps he would have to leave the Malfoy mansion as
he is now a wanted Death Eater. He will also be relatively trapped as there is
no way out for him. Because of this, it is likely he will become more devoted
to Voldemort and fight harder as his future depends on the success of
Voldemort. Unfortunately, I see Lucius murdering a member of the order of
the phoenix and perhaps that could be Tonks. She is a part of his wifes
family, but also a half blood so is a living embarrassment to a prominent pure blood
family (like the Blacks) and Narcissa could well resent Tonks presence in her
family. In the event of Voldemorts defeat I am not sure to whether Lucius
will be killed or not (if so hopefully by a muggleborn) so he will either wind up
dead or in Azkaban (providing the dementors come back).
As for Draco, without his father he will end up poor (what a brilliant
situation that would be! Im sure Ron and the Weasleys would be very gleeful
if that happened and hopefully they could get revenge face to face with
Draco). So a fatherless Draco would be a very pathetic figure who would have
to resort to asking Dumbledore for help if he hadnt already. If you believe
Draco would drink poison rather than resort to that then I would partly
agree with you, but you would be forgetting the defining features of a Slytherin
student. As Phineaus Nigellus said, Slytherins are cunning and know when to
surrender themselves in order to save their own necks. This I believe is the
future for Draco Malfoy, it is not a happy one but really, do we care?