As part of a special school assignment, all Hogwarts students had to write a letter to a Muggle who knows about the wizarding world. This is Draco Malfoy's letter.
(#) The-Shadow 2010-04-05 08:23:08 AMReal funny. Agree with those above, it would be nice to read the PM's response to the letter. But also the reaction of Professor McGonnagal and Headmaster Dumbledore.
Author's responseI did actually think about that, but then I realized that the Prime Minister's response would not be funny. It would, in fact, be dead serious; a grown-up politician would not start slinging the same kind of insults, and given the Prime Minister's reaction to wizards in canon, he would take this very seriously.
So including his answer and following events in any detail would have pretty much killed the comedy of the entire story.
Therefore -- sorry, but no response from the Prime Minister, or reactions from the Hogwarts staff.
- Oh that is good. That is really really good. It's all in character and then it's over and then BAM!!! Straight to the PM's office.
I wonder if Draco's ever heard of a gun?
Author's responseI doubt it. ^_^ If there are few enough wizards who know what a gun is that the Daily Prophet has to explain it as "some kind of metal wand that Muggles use to kill each other," then probably only wizards who take an active interest in Muggles know what a gun is. And the Malfoys would never lower themselves to learn any more about Muggles and Muggle culture than they absolutely had to.
(#) tinner1212 2010-07-27 09:28:11 AMWell, it does capture his personality. But that letter might be a little extreme even for Draco. I always thought he acted a little more high-and-mighty than he actually feels (b/c it is expected of a pureblood to do so).
I think that Draco would realize on some level that if a muggle-born is a genius, then her muggle parents have to be some kind of smart, too. Although he was probably taught by his dad that muggles are idiots...
Author's responseI always viewed Draco Malfoy as the sort of person who has pretty much been raised to think he can do anything he wants and get away with it, because of his family's status. This causes him to pull a few really boneheaded stunts even in canon that he SHOULD have realized there was no way for him to get away with -- dressing up as a Dementor during a Quidditch match, in the hope of getting Harry Potter to faint, and somehow not realizing that it might be a bad idea to do this in front of the entire school?!
Draco isn't stupid by any means, but he does have this tendency to think he's untouchable. This is probably the reason for his breakdown in HBP, when he seriously has to face up to reality and realize that not only is he not untouchable, but he is not the Big Bad Slytherin he's always viewed himself as... and what's more, he's beginning to realize that Voldemort is just viewing him as cannon fodder.
If this story takes place before HBP, then I have no problem in accepting Draco as the sort of person who would write this letter and send it thinking there's no way he'll get in trouble for it. After all, he's just making his opinion of Muggles (and of the assignment) known... and if you're going to insult those worthless Muggles, you might as well go to the top.
I think he should be glad that he didn't send the letter to the Queen. ^_^