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Review:EmmaGranger says:
Got a bit teary at the end. Good job. You don't read much about Lucius but I found this really explained his viewpoint well. Topic of redemption was well placed.
How do you feel about Lucius? I got mixed feelings of your opinion in here. You talked of him never being redeemed, yet he redeemed himself in Draco's eyes? Or for Draco?
Just curious ^-^

Author's Response: First off - thank you for the review. It was a hard story to write, as Lucius is a pretty difficult character to master, so I'm glad to see you liked it.
I'm really torn by your questions, but I'm going to answer them as best I can. Personally, I'm a bit of a Lucius fan-girl (maybe I should say Malfoy fan-girl, haha). I've very torn about how I see Lucius as a person, though. He is a strong character, and a loving father, but he was driven by greed and power - that was what brought him to the Death Eaters in the first place. Ultimately, these ambitions drove him (and he loved them), but really, beneath it all, no matter how he was towards people, he was driven by his family. I feel like he signed the Death Eater contract wanting nothing more than power, and then bam! family happened. Whoops. So his viewpoint changed - but it was too late. He sowed those seeds, and he had to watch them grow.
In the end, I don't think Lucius should have ever been redeemed. I found it surprising that JK said that Harry pardoned him - obviously she loved the Malfoy's as characters, and couldn't lock the protagonist away (I should say she grew to love the Malfoy's. The change from Lucius in book 2 to 5 is remarkable - his ambitions and personality alter slightly, and we meet a deeper character of Lucius in book 5). I feel like that if he was every redeemed, it would have been for his future family, and not himself. He was not a coward like Draco - at all. People confuse his cunning with cowardice, but Lucius never shied away from his responsibilities. So, no, I don't think he would have sought redemption.
Okay, wow, that came out way longer than I intended, haha. Thank you very much for the review and your questions - I enjoyed answering them!
Mahalia


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