1. Aunt Marge insists that there’s something wrong with Harry’s genes so there is no helping him. Do you believe in Nature or Nurture?
First off…almost nothing this family says even gets close to the truth. But that isn’t the question! I always find that I can’t truly answer Nature vs. Nurture in a broad sense…because somethings simply happen because they will (nature) and other things we learn over time (nurture). Life is both. In truth there isn’t anything wrong with Harry and Aunt Marge is being a….very rude person (not what I wanted to call her). If he was being snide in his replies to her then it’s most certainly due to Nurture. With the crap this family puts him through it is a miracle he never tried to get back at them. I’m pretty sure being half starved, verbally abused, and from what I can guess probably physically to some point, would make anyone rude to them.
2. Do you think that Arthur Weasley was right in his attempt to warn Harry about Sirius Black?
Of course! He’s one of the closest people Harry has to a father right now, and he cares for him. I think Molly wanted to keep him in the dark to let him live his life unafraid, but it only works so well. I don’t blame her, Harry has been through alot…the poor kids needs a break but at the same time he’s got a really good head on his shoulders and he can handle it. It’s remarkable that he can at his age, but he’s been through so much that the sad truth is that I think he would deal with the situations better knowing that he might be up against something.
3. We get our first glimpse of the new Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher R.J. Lupin. What are your thoughts so far?
Well he seems like he’s a had a rough life. He’s young but tired and weary…though three words don’t typically go together if everything is normal. He obviously knows what to do in a pinch, so DADA is a good position for him. unlike a previous teacher *ahem*.
4. In their first Defense Against the Dark Arts class the third years must take on a boggart. If you were faced with a boggart what would it turn into?
Oh god…any number of things. The odd thing about not taking anxiety medicine when you should is that you develop odd quirky fears that come and go, so it would depend on the day? But the fears that I have that will stay are: Earwigs/Centipedes(aka anything that has far too many legs and antennae), heights, and clowns. I think the safest bet would a clown because if it turned into a giant earwig I’d go absolutely nuts. I don’t know if you can kill a boggart but I’d probably destroy the room trying…poor Lupin would probably have to stun me.
5. Hagrid’s first class went horribly wrong. Would you prefer to study some of the more exotic creatures (like hippogriffs) or stick to something safe like flobberworms?
Hippogriffs all the way! I love animals…even the dangerous ones. I’m not sure if I’d want to be in the same class as arrogant jerks like Malfoy though. Most people who end up being maimed by an animal are the ones who think they control the situation or they simply don’t pay attention. I don’t want to end up hurt because of some idiot, but I’d rather risk it than hang out with flobberworms.