I recently ordered the new box set with illustrations by John Duddle, but the store is taking ages delivering them so I drew Draco to tide me over.
(Draco takes studying very seriously (according to new info by JK), so he is not pleased when the younger years starts levitating books. XD)
Made with a HB 0.5 mechanical pencil
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I really like Draco too, and unlike JK I thought he should have been given a shot at redeeming himself in the epilogue. (sometimes reading the pottermore event treats does not elevate your heart XD).
And I also had trouble accepting Snapes death. xd
(sorry English is not my first language)
It wasn't just the seventh book but also in the sixth when we see him struggle with the task he has been given, not because he can't figure out how to do accomplish it but because he can't figure out how to get out without losing his mother (whom he loves) and his fathers pride and recognition (which he craves). At this point Lucius would agree to just about anything Voldemort demanded to regain the family's standing and favour within the Dark Lord's court, including offering up his son to finish off the one wizard not even Voldemort could handle. (Which we all know every Death Eater assumed he would fail at.) The cabinet was an (un)lucky discovery really...
I always believed, given the more human portrayal he was given in the last two books, that Draco would have a chance to use his knowledge and potions skills (and some of the family fortune) to help rebuild Hogwarts and make amends for his actions by contributing to wizard society. (I always like the fics where he is a healer, working with rune spells or a potions master. He did have a knack for those things.) Instead he was just written off as a trophy husband with a trophy wife, sharing a nod in greeting with Harry, Harry thinking they'd be aquaintances but never friends, and Ron telling his daughter to beat Scorpius in everything at school. Huzzah <.<
Can you tell I'm miffed about Draco not getting a fair deal out of the epilogue? Ha ha
But I totally agree on your part about book 6. It's just easily overlooked because even though Draco did struggle with it, he was still planning a attack on Dumbledore and I think a lot of people did not take to that very kindly... xd
I personally do think that he would help to rebuild Hogwarts but maybe not just because his new found compassion but also to kinda save his family name. I just think that even though he is growing as a person part of him will stay Malfoy. For the same reason I think that Draco as a healer is slightly less likely than him being a potion master. Although I could see him as a wizard equivalent of a world famous surgeon or something. He would still want some thing that has some kind of importance and air to it because of his upbringing?
I do however see him breaking with his family (at least I imagine him having no loyalty toward his father) so the idea of a trophy husband I find to be very disturbing as well. But somehow Ron making that remark seems very fitting, a very Ron thing to say at least. I don't really think that they would ever get past that.
I think the war (everything leading up to it, book 6-7, and all the deaths), Lucius no longer being able to superimpose his own beliefs and elitist way of thinking onto his son, and the trio saving his life despite everything would have caused an awakening in Draco enabling him to cut ties and start anew.
I don't think he would have abandoned his mother, their realtionship struck me as more loving than that which he had with Lucius, but there would be no lost love between father and son.
I just assumed he would stay slightly snobbish because of his upbringing (getting most things that he wanted and the big manor).
But maybe that is more of a Draco thing than a Malfoy thing. xd (I do like that about him though, I think it makes the first books very interesting/funny and added more depth too his change later. However I think that it would stay with him (to act slightly snobbish), not because of his character but just his upbringing and the way he uses it to hide sometimes.)