607: Slughorn’s Nepotism and Draco’s Privilege (Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, Chapter 7)

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Well, we’re back on the Hogwarts Express! This time, Helene and Adri talk about the many ways that they see the politics of nepotism and privilege interact in this chapter, as well as in the rest of the book. We talk about Slughorn’s favoritism of those associated with prestige and power, Draco’s lack of growth as a boy who insists you remember who his father is, Ginny’s absolute power, Harry’s growth as a character, and the blink and you miss it reference to a serial killer in the wizarding world (who is not Voldemort or Grindelwald, mind you).

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