Meanness: The Midnight Duel (Book 1, Chapter 9)

This week we're joined by THE Casper ter Kuile as we explore the theme of meanness in chapter nine of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. This week we discuss whether Harry acts too aggressively with Malfoy, whether McGonagall is treating Harry like a piece of meat, and whether Draco ever meant to go to the midnight duel. Throughout the episode we consider the question: how do you be anti-violence and still intervene in wrong-doing?

Thanks to Brittany for this week’s voicemail! Next week we’re reading Chapter 10, Hallowe'en, through the theme of Protection.


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