Mr asked in Entertainment & MusicMovies · 5 months ago

Why didn’t Lucius Malfoy stand up for Snape when he was getting bullied by James?

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  • 5 months ago
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    Because Lucius Malfoy was a bully himself. And like all bullies, including James, Malfoy was a coward at heart.

    Young people often are cowards, in that sense. Rather than being bullied by their peers, they prefer to be the bullies themselves. So if you think about it, among that group of young Hogwarts students--James, Remus, Sirius, Peter, Lily, Severus, and Lucius--if you think about it, Lily was the only one among them who was not a coward in any way.

    But as people mature, they usually grow out of that stage. They learn how AND WHY to stand up for others. James, Sirius and Remus all did. Peter and Lucius Malfoy did not. That's why they both gravitated to Voldemort: they were looking for an even bigger bully to hide behind.

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  • Cogito
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    5 months ago

    Why would he? They weren't friends.

    And in real life, friends often don't stand up for each other.

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  • 5 months ago

    Malfoy is/was an elitist jerk.

    Snape was only a half-blood, you know.

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  • 5 months ago

    Lucius was and is a coward.

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