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Why‌ ‌did‌ ‌Draco‌ ‌Malfoy‌ ‌Marry‌ ‌Astoria Greengrass ?‌

The marriage of Astoria and Draco took place in the 2000s. Their marriage took place after the second wizarding war. Astoria was the younger sister of Daphne Greengrass and Draco was the class fellow of Daphne. Lucius and Narcissa Malfoy, parents of Draco Malfoy, had disapproved of Draco’s choice to take her as a wife. They were very disappointed in the choice of their son. But Draco Malfoy married Astoria Greengrass because he was in love with her.

Role of Draco Malfoy

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In the Harry Potter series, Draco Malfoy was a fictional character. In this movie, he was a student who belonged to Slytherin’s house. He was accompanied by Gregory Goyle and Vincent Crabbe. He was well-known for his belief in the superiority and power of pureblood wizards. These are the wizards that do not have muggle ancestry. This role has been played by Tom Felton in the Harry Potter series.

Draco was always mean to other people. He also never behaved well with his friends as his behavior was always rude and bad towards them. But in the case of some people, his behavior was worse. He was usually afraid to go against what his family thinks. So, we can say that his meanness was due to his family. Draco was not only the father of Scorpius but also the father-in-law of Rose Weasley.

The Character of Astoria Greengrass

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Astoria Greengrass was born in 1982 who was a pure-blood witch. In Harry Potter, she was a British witch who was also a student in Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. She started attending the school in 1993. She appeared in “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Parts 2” where she showed herself at the end of the movie. Moreover, “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” has also revealed Astoria Greengrass and her marriage with Draco Malfoy. It also revealed that she gave birth to Scorpius Hyperion Malfoy.

The role of Astoria was played by Jade Olivia. She was also the girlfriend of Tom Felton in real life. The character of Astoria was the only one about which Hermoine Granger, Ron Weasley, and Harry Potter were not aware. Even though they all were aware of Astoria and his son, they did not know that she was the wife of Draco.

Personality of Draco Malfoy

He was a slender boy having grey eyes and blonde hair. He has a pale complexion. In the first six years at school, he was healthy. But from the seventh year and onwards, he became thin. Due to becoming unhealthy, he had dark circles around his eyes. When his friendship started with Astoria, he regained a healthy composure.

Personality of Astoria Greengrass

No doubt, Astoria was very pretty and remarkable. She had pale skin with bright blue eyes. Her eyes were so attractive that no one could resist looking into her eyes. She had dark brown hair that added more value to her personality. Her height was also average. She was very creative and always used to see beauty in every other thing around her.

She belonged to very high society and she had maintained her personality amazingly. She had different views about traditional pureblood which made her different from her family. Due to this reason, she was the least liked child in the family. She was never afraid of speaking about her beliefs.

How Did They Meet?

It has not been mentioned in the play when and how Draco Malfoy and Astoria Greengrass met. But it is assumed that they met during some Slytherin meeting. When they both met first, the age of Astoria was two and the age of Draco was four where they met at a playdate. Astoria was anti-blood purity and she knew since childhood that she is not going to live longer than others.

When they first met as children, it was a party that was hosted by the mother of Astoria. In 1991, when Draco and the sister of Astoria started studying in school, they both were of the same age. Astoria was two years younger than her sister and Draco that’s why they rarely had even eye contact in the school.

When Astoria was in the sixth year of her school, she started doing friendships with one of the classmates of her sister i.e. Draco Malfoy. At that time, Draco was studying in the repeat of the seventh year. That was the time when a few Syntherin’s were left and Astoria was one of them.

She was one of those people who still talked to Draco Malfoy when he got sentences from the Ministry. The reason behind these sentences was his war crimes. So, their friendship started slowly and it turned into love.

They both started loving each other as feelings were developed in both of them. They also went on a date in October. They dated at Hogsmeade. Later, they both decided to get married so that they could proceed their life onwards and spent their whole life together. They both were madly in love.

Reason Behind Marriage

The major reason behind marriage is that it is an act of rebellion against marrying Astoria. It is because Astoria was an antibody purity and she was also opposed to everything about which Voldemort had ever stood for. Moreover, Draco was also flattened by the personality of Astoria due to which he fell in love with her. So, they both got married between 2000 and 2005.

Even though the parents of Draco were not in favor of this marriage, he stood up to both of them and married Astoria. It is because he was deeply in love with Astoria that he could not leave her due to any reason. It was the most courageous thing that was ever seen by Astoria in her life. She also clarified it in front of her son.

The Malfoy Manor

We know that Malfoy Manor was the house of the people who belonged to the wealthy pure-blood Malfoy family. This building was located in Wiltshire. In real life, this building is known as Hardwick Hall where it is a National Trust property.

Draco Malfoy was scared of the Malfoy Manor because it had some very bad memories for him. Whenever he enters the Malfoy Manor, he sees the life of muggles studies teacher Charity Burbage being taken by Lord Voldemort on the table. He also remembered when Nagini fed her corpse.

He was so scared of Malfoy Manor but still, he lived there with his wife Astoria Greengrass and his son Scorpius. It is because he had no place to live after Hogwarts. Malfoy raised his son in that Manor.

Location Of Malfoy Manor

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Malfoy Manor is in England. This house belonged to a Malfoy family of pure blood. It was used by Lord Voldemort and his death eaters as its base of operations. It was used during the second wizarding war. Voldemort became the source of discomfort for Narcissa, Lucius, and Malfoy.

The Malfoy manor had three floors, six bedrooms, four bathrooms, a large reception hall, dining room, large kitchen, library, drawing room, study, etc. It was amazingly built. It was attractive enough to catch the eye of anyone.

The Malfoy Manor was located in Hardwick Hall. It is a place that is easily reachable. So, the fans of Harry Potter can visit this place whenever they want. It is because this place is not too far or so difficult to visit. Moreover, it is not a confidential place that cannot be visited by unauthorized people.

Sacred Twenty-Eight

The group of twenty-eight families whose blood was completely pure blood is known as sacred twenty-eight. Most people in the magic community thought that the sacred twenty-eight would die if no one married the muggles and continued the marrying process from the same bloodline. It meant a great deal for the people belonging to solely pure blood such as the sacred twenty-eight families and the lord Voldemort.

When Draco Malfoy and Astoria Greengrass got married, the Malfoys became part of the sacred twenty-eight as Astoria Greengrass was from the remaining members of the sacred twenty-eight. Due to this, they became more tolerant after the second wizarding war.

For Draco the association to the sacred twenty-eight meant very little, he did not much care about them. But for Astoria, it was important because it was the remnant of the type of people she was, not the remnant of the type of people she had become.

Raising Their Child           

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Astoria knew she would die early as she was not destined to old age because of the blood born curse given by her ancestors. Before dying Astoria gave birth to a child because she did not want Draco to be alone after her death. She was successful in this mission and produced a baby boy.

Draco loved her so much that he said that I don’t care if the Malfoy bloodline ends with me. Draco Malfoy did not want her to be pregnant because the pregnancy would weaken her and kill her. And exactly the same happened, she hardly gave birth to a child but the pregnancy made her so weak.

After a long time, the rumors start spreading that Astoria was unable to conceive and used a Time-Turner to go to the past and had a child with Lord Voldemort. These rumors started when their son went to Hogwarts and started being accused of being the son of Voldemort.

The name of the son of Draco Malfoy and Astoria Greengrass was Scorpius Hyperion Malfoy. After the birth of Scorpius, Astoria refused to teach him because his belief was that the pureblood muggles are scum.

Astoria saw her son Scorpius off in 2017 at King Cross Station to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. She gave him a lot of sweets because she always told him that Sweets always help you in making friends.

Good Care of Astoria

Astoria Greengrass was a pure-blood witch. She was one of the sacred twenty-eight. Astoria bloodline was cursed by ancestors of blood malediction to die early and don’t get too old. After traveling for many generations, the curse remains permanent and the time came when it affected Astoria. After some time, because of the curse, her body became so weak. After giving birth to her son Scorpius, her health started decreasing more than before.

At this hard time, Draco did his best in taking care of his wife Astoria. He made sure that he takes full care of her and provides her with anything she needs at this time. Because of all the care given by Draco to Astoria, she barely survived to see her son going to Hogwarts for his first year.

There was no lack of money to Draco which could become a reason behind the death of Astoria. It would be wrong to say that Draco was unable to spend money on the treatment of Astoria. We know that Draco used to run a very successful hotel and restaurant chain in the muggle world as well as the wizarding world.

Astoria’s Death

In summer, before the starting of the third year of Scorpius at Hogwarts, Astoria died. As we know, Astoria belonged to the Sacred Twenty-Eight and was cursed by her ancestor. The curse was that her bloodline will not live for long, they will die early without getting too old. Because of that curse she died. Her death was a big shock for Draco and his son Scorpius.

Later, Draco inherited a Time-Turner from his father. After some time, Draco missed Astoria so much that he really wanted to go back in time using the Time-Turner just to see Astoria. But he resisted himself because he knew the damage he would cause to reality.

Conclusion

Draco was once with Voldemort because of his parents. But when he came into senses all he wanted was to get away from Voldemort. He wanted to get away from evil and wanted to raise his child in a good environment. So, he married Astoria because of an Anti-blood purity and opposed everything which Voldemort had stood for. She was a nice girl and had every quality which Draco wanted. 

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