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  1. Iain Walker says:

    “This also carries over into Deathly Hallows itself, where Draco refuses to admit to Bellatrix and his parents that the real Harry Potter and his friends are in his family’s parlor.”

    Curious that this is held up as an example of Draco’s cowardice, since it’s probably the bravest thing he’s ever portrayed as doing in the books (save possibly his attempts to drag Goyle away from the Fiendfyre in the Room of Requirement). The easiest thing for him to do here is to shop Harry et al to Bellatrix, since this is his family’s best hope of being restored to favour with Voldemort. Yet he doesn’t – he dithers and prevaricates, refusing to confirm their identity, despite the potential risk to himself and his parents. (Although he is at least smart enough not to deny their identity, since that would be even riskier.) In the end it’s Narcissa who identifies Hermione (and hence Harry), proving herself rather less brave in this instant than her son.

    Otherwise, this article is a pretty good character study.