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Old December 25th, 2007, 5:16 am
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Re: Bellatrix Lestrange: Character Analysis

Originally Posted by SusanBones View Post
I think there are some differences between the Bellatrix form of evil and the Voldemort form of evil. Bellatrix knows she is hurting people. She is very sadistic, in my opinion. Dumbledore said that Bellatrix likes to play with her food before eating it, which is a gruesome picture to me. She likes to hurt people. Voldemort seems to kill people because they are in his way. He seems callous and uncaring about the people he kills. The difference is in the enjoyment over the killing, which Bellatrix seems to show to a greater extent than Voldemort does, in my opinion.
This is a really great point! (And this is a really late reply. ) The difference between Bellatrix's form of evil, as you said, is more sadistic than anything. She gets pleasure seeing other people suffer. Voldemort isn't really sadistic, he's just apathetic. When he kills someone, he does it quickly and doesn't feel any emotion. Bellatrix, on the other hand, plays with her food before she eats it. IMO, Bellatrix would enjoy seeing someone suffer a slow and painful death, whereas Voldemort would want to kill the person as quickly as possible.


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