Why didn’t Lucius Malfoy stand up for Snape when he was getting bullied by James?
- daylily61Lv 65 months agoFavorite Answer
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.
- CogitoLv 75 months ago
Why would he? They weren't friends.
And in real life, friends often don't stand up for each other.
- JazSincLv 75 months ago
Malfoy is/was an elitist jerk.
Snape was only a half-blood, you know.
- A Yahoo UserLv 75 months ago
Lucius was and is a coward.