Are Draco Malfoy and Dudley Dursley Parallel Characters?

In terms of wealth, magical ability, and body type, Draco Malfoy and Dudley Dursley couldn’t be more different. And yet in many ways these two characters are very similar. In fact, a connection is fostered between the two of them in the series when Harry first meets Draco in Madam Malkins’s Robes for All Occasions shop – Harry was “strongly reminded of Dudley.” (SS, p. 77)

But how deep does the connection run? One fan, ThePotterhead101, has written an editorial for MuggleNet expanding on this question. The writer eventually concludes these two characters were equally shaped – and warped – by their families.

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