Draco Malfoy is one of the most interesting characters in Harry Potter. From The Philosopher’s Stone to the conclusion of the franchise, the wizard has a dramatic emotional arc – which ends with his relative redemption. The journey gets even more exciting with a deleted scene from Deathly Hallows.
The Harry Potter saga came to an end in 2011, but the Wizarding Universe continues to be successful. With the Fantastic Beasts films, the franchise maintains its hold on the fantasy world.
It is worth remembering that, in all the Harry Potter films, Draco Malfoy is played by British actor Tom Felton.
The website CBR explained how a deleted scene from Deathly Hallows changes Draco Malfoy’s story in Harry Potter; check it out – and draw your own conclusions.
Extended Version of Deathly Hallows Scene Redeems Draco in Harry Potter
One of the saddest scenes in the Harry Potter franchise is the (apparent) death of the protagonist. The moment takes place in Deathly Hallows Part 2, the last film in the saga.
After “killing” Harry, Lord Voldemort decides to display the wizard’s body to the Hogwarts resistance.
But the Avada Kedavra from You Know Who doesn’t kill Harry – it just destroys the part of Voldemort’s soul that lived in the Boy Who Lived body.
Harry Potter’s supposed death also inspires the wizard’s friends (especially Neville Longbottom) to continue the fight against Lord Voldemort.
Draco Malfoy, on the other hand, is coerced into supporting Voldemort to be with his family. In the official version of Deathly Hallows Part 2, Tom Felton’s character is embraced by the Dark Lord, then walks unsteadily towards his familiars.
In the scene in question, Draco displays great remorse. Repentance alone would be enough to redeem the character. However, in the extended version of the sequel, Draco’s redemption is even more expressive.
The deleted scene starts after Neville’s speech, when Harry jumps out of Hagrid’s arms and shows everyone he’s still alive.
At that moment, Draco runs towards his colleague, yells “Potter!” and throws him his wand. It is a short but extremely important moment. The scene also serves as a breaking point for Harry and Draco’s troubled relationship.
The scene also showed that, for the first time in his life, Draco made a choice for himself – and it was the right choice. Thus, he manages to free himself from the expectations of the family and follow what his heart tells him.
All films in the Harry Potter franchise are available in the Brazilian catalog of HBO Max.
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