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Review:Aderyn says:
Hi! Sorry for the wait on this review.

Anyways, I enjoyed this oneshot. I think that you really found an interesting moment in Hagrid's life to write about. I hadn't really ever considered, before reading this, that he might be acquitted, but it makes sense that it could happen.

I think that, also, the resistance that some of the court showed is reasonable. It is established in canon that there is prejudice against Hagrid, so it seems that people might find it hard to look past his parents and see the truth.

I did have a bit of a problem with Harry's talk with Anderson. While I think Harry would go to great lengths to help his friends, he's threatening something serious with Anderson. I don't know if Anderson has been established as so malicious that it sits right to see him being manipulated. He seems annoying, certainly, but not evil. I think that it seemed strange for me to see Harry being that manipulative because Anderson wasn't completely deserving of it.

Overall, good job with this story. I think the characterization of Hagrid is strong. And the ending was very touching.

Author's Response: Hi, there! No worries on the wait. I appreciate you taking the time.

I also thought that this was a very interesting loose end that was left over from Deathly Hallows. Since there's only a minimal mention of Hagrid in the epilogue, we never find out whether he was able to clear his name and regain his status as a member of the wizarding world.

I was a little concerned about whether I pained Anderson as unsympathetic enough. I had pictured him as the type of nasty individual who has no moral qualms with oppressing somebody else in order to elevate his own station in life. Maybe that didn't come through quite clearly enough.

For his part, I imagined Harry as being so infuriated by the things that Anderson was saying about Hagrid and, by extension, characters like Remus and Firenze, that he stepped well outside of what he might have said if Anderson had been less direct. I also liked the parallel between the hard choice that Dumbledore made to sacrifice Harry and the choice that Harry was faced with here.

Regardless, I appreciate your opinion. Thanks for reading and reviewing!


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