March’s prompt comes from Jenny Li and is,
“Write a letter to an antagonist.”
On behalf of the Good-Sinful Alliance, I would like to thank Jenny for such an awesome prompt.
Right away I had an antagonist in mind but I tried to think of other people to write to because, well, most people completely hate this character. People would think my choice was weird! Then I realized that you probably already think I’m a bit batty, so I went ahead and wrote my letter. Enjoy.
Dear Bellatrix Lestrange,
When I was about nine, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix was the scariest book I’d ever read and that was mostly due to you. I’d been scared before while reading, but more by events or creatures than by characters. You’re clever and totally in love with evil – a dangerous combination. I was horrified when you killed your own cousin. I mean, some of my younger cousins are annoying, but I’ve never tried to zap them with a spell!
And yet sometime between Order of the Phoenix and Half-Blood Prince, my opinion changed almost completely. I remember being so excited for the last book when I was about ten in part because you were sure to have a big part.
So after a while I didn’t really care that you’re evil. You kick butt. You’re a girl holding her own in a group full of guys who are totally willing to turn on each other if it helps them stay on the Dark Lord’s good side. I think you’re the most powerful Death Eater since I’m not counting Snape as he wasn’t really on your side. Yes, your suspicions were correct. Don’t blab that to Voldemort!
And deep down, are you really that much different than my other favorite Harry Potter characters? You care about your family. You’re capable of falling in love, although I question your choice of man. Pick a guy with a nose! You work hard for what you believe in and are willing to die for your cause. You’ll do whatever it takes.
Of course, I left that how your cause is evil! That obviously changes things. You’re smart as a Ravenclaw and as loyal as a Gryffindor, but I’m not sure that those are good attributes when you use them for nefarious purposes. But otherwise, what you’ve got is great.
Look, I’m still mad at you for killing Sirius, Dobby, and Tonks. But in a weird way, that just makes you even more fascinating. I can completely excuse what guys like Loki and Denethor did because of reasons. I can’t with you; you had no good reason to torture and kill. But I don’t mind feeling that way about you. I like feeling conflicted about a character.
So I confess. You’re one of my favorites. Out of many, many characters from Harry Potter, I like only Lupin, Sirius, and Snape more. I’ve never been a Hermione fan because you’re much more interesting (and so are other female characters from the series). I know it’s weird, but I’d rather read about the most powerful and terrifying Death Eater than the smartest girl in her year.
I was so disappointed when Pottermore Sorted me into Ravenclaw. I’d rather be a Slytherin.
So tell me: have I gone completely bonkers by writing to her? I’m interested to see what sort of comments I get on this in the morning.
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March 28th http://teenscanwritetoo.wordpress.com/ (We’ll announce the topic for next month’s chain.)