Draco Malfoy Redemption Arc
Draco Malfoy Redemption Arc


Draco Malfoy Redemption Arc : Is He Deserved it?


Draco Malfoy Redemption In Harry Potter, there were hints of atonement that were never explored, although Malfoy needed salvation more than Snape.

It was clear that Draco Malfoy suffered with his actions throughout the Harry Potter series, and he was the character who had a greater need for a redemption arc than Snape had. 

There is a great deal of debate among those who watch Harry Potter about the redemptive arc of Snape, particularly in light of the way he dealt with the pupils at Hogwarts.

The idea that humans are not simply good or evil is one of the central tenets of the Harry Potter series. This idea, along with the fact that Snape’s actions were complicated, provided some justification for them, regardless of whether or not Snape deserved it.

During the course of the Harry Potter series, the audience gained knowledge of Snape’s history, which resulted in significant responses when it was revealed that he had been supporting Harry throughout the plot.

In the Harry Potter series, there is no question that Malfoy was a bully. He demonstrated this trait very immediately after enrolling at Hogwarts. Malfoy is revealed to be comparable to Harry in that they are both intelligent and ambitious; nevertheless, it is clear that Malfoy leans more toward the evil side of wizardry.


The impact that Malfoy’s father has had on his son and the way in which this has shaped his worldview are both made abundantly obvious in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. 

It is evident that as Malfoy gets older, particularly after the events of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, he begins to question his actions and the cause he is fighting for. This is demonstrated by the fact that he lowers his wand against Dumbledore and gives up his position after the Battle of Hogwarts.

Malfoy Deserved To Be Redeemed

Draco Malfoy Redemption Arc
Draco Malfoy Redemption Arc

The circumstances of Malfoy’s childhood do not excuse his crimes but rather provide credence to the idea that he was more deserving of a second chance than Snape. 

While Voldemort’s Death Eaters saw Malfoy as a coward, for spectators this was shown more as a fight of his conscience as he developed over the course of the series, it was evident that he began to question his conduct as he grew older. It was only as a form of retribution for Lucius Malfoy that Draco became a Death Eater.

If this event hadn’t taken place, Malfoy could have been given another opportunity to amend his ways. The influence of Malfoy’s parents, particularly Draco’s love for his mother, is what maintains Malfoy on Voldemort’s side; yet, Draco had several possibilities for atonement that were underexplored. Malfoy’s love for his mother is what keeps Malfoy on Voldemort’s side.

The internal conflict that Malfoy experiences in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, as well as his reluctance to return to Voldemort after the Battle of Hogwarts, demonstrates how close he came to experiencing a redemption arc.


The fact that Draco Malfoy was supposed to give Harry his wand in an earlier version of the sequence that was cut from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows demonstrates that this was nearly a part of the movie’s design all along.

Malfoy may have been the epitome of the maxim that “no one is wholly good or evil; rather, it is the choices that they make that define them.” This maxim was attributed to Sirius Black. 

Draco, who was Harry’s adversary and foil at school, needed to have a clearly defined development to demonstrate how individuals may reject their upbringings and evolve.

Snape Didn’t Deserve a Redemption Story

Draco Malfoy Redemption Arc
Draco Malfoy Redemption Arc

Snape, who did not need the same degree of atonement, was given this image of humans being both good and wicked instead, despite the fact that Snape did not deserve it. 

Snape was only good when it helped him or when it pleased Snape’s love for Lily Potter. Although Draco Malfoy could have unlearned his childhood methods to actually change and do good, Snape was only good when it benefited him.

Even if Snape was working as a double agent, the fact that he bullied pupils so mercilessly, particularly Neville Longbottom, had no justification and showed that he finally seemed to regard certain people to be lower in status than he did not change this fact.


However, the prophecy may be taken as suggesting that Snape would not have forsaken Voldemort if Neville had been The Boy Who Lived.

It was only because Harry was Lily’s son that Snape confided in Dumbledore about Voldemort’s intentions to assassinate Harry. Snape did not want Lily to come to any harm because of Harry. 

This was one of the methods that Dumbledore employed to keep Snape on his side, and it demonstrates that Snape never ceased loving Lily or wanting to assist her.


Snape may not have been the bad guy, but his acts were motivated by his own self-interest, while the hypothetical Harry Potter redemption narrative for Draco Malfoy may have shown a less self-centered example of character development than Snape’s did.



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  1. Draco Malfoy is the example of a person who could be good, but is always in the evil side because of his education and background. I agree that his upbringing does not excuse his behavior and his bad actions, but it can explain it. We must always remember that before condemning someone, we must understand his actions and be empathetic. Good job with your article!

  2. Well, well, well, my fellow wizarding folks, we have a spicy topic to discuss today. The topic of Draco Malfoy’s redemption is one that has been debated for years, and it’s high time we gave it some attention.

    First off, let me just say, I’m not the biggest fan of Draco Malfoy. I mean, the guy was a bit of a prat, wasn’t he? But, as much as it pains me to say it, I do believe that everyone deserves a chance at redemption.

    The author of this article brings up some excellent points about Draco’s character arc. He starts off as a spoiled, entitled brat, but as the series progresses, we see him struggle with the choices he’s made and the path he’s chosen.

    Now, I know some of you out there may be thinking, “But he was still a bully! He still tried to kill Dumbledore!” And yes, you’re right. But here’s the thing, folks: redemption is not about erasing past mistakes. It’s about acknowledging them, learning from them, and striving to be better.

    So, to the author of this article, I say, bravo! Thank you for bringing this topic to light and giving us all something to ponder. And to my fellow wizards and witches, I encourage you to keep an open mind and consider the possibility that even someone like Draco Malfoy could be deserving of redemption. Cheers!

  3. Thank you for this deep dive into the world of Harry Potter, Wizarding Worldz, this should whet the appetites of all the Hogwarts fans out there who don’t seem to ever get their feel for this magical story.

    I think it’s certainly justified that you talk about the situation of Malfoy in need of redemption in relation to Snape who you seem to indicate had complicating motivations at play in some of his evil actions. Does the existence of a reasonable explanation for one’s actions really justify the means or are these questions just buoyed along by the storyline?

  4. Hi, 

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    And it highlights the importance of understanding characters in literature, and how Draco’s redemption arc serves as an example of the power of character development in storytelling. And you use a balanced assessment of Draco’s character, acknowledging his flaws and mistakes, while also recognizing his growth and change over time.

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    Overall, your content provides a deeper understanding of a complex character and the role of character development in literature. The content is interest to fans of the Harry Potter series and those interested in the study of literature and storytelling.

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  5. As a fan of the Harry Potter series, I found your article on the redemption of Draco Malfoy to be a thought-provoking and insightful read. I appreciated your exploration of the character’s motivations and struggles, as well as your analysis of his journey towards redemption.

    One experience I have had with the Harry Potter series is that its characters and themes continue to resonate with readers of all ages, long after the series has ended. The nuanced portrayal of characters like Draco Malfoy and their journeys towards redemption make the series a powerful exploration of the human experience.

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