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How is it useful for a Muggle to have a trained wizard or witch in their family?

“My name was down for Eton, you know, I can’t tell you how glad I am I came here instead. Of course, mother was slightly disappointed, but since I made her read Lockhart’s books I think she’s begun to see how useful it’ll be to have a fully trained wizard in the family…” – Justin Finch-Fletchley in “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets”

For one thing, witches and wizards aren’t supposed to use magic around Muggles:

“Any magical activity which risks notice by members of the non-magical community (Muggles) is a serious offence, under section 13 of the International Confederation of Warlocks’ Statute of Secrecy” – Harry’s warning letter from the Ministry of Magic in “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets”

I’m sure there are some exceptions if you’re a Muggleborn and you’re over 17 years old and are legally allowed to use magic? Does the rule still apply if it’s your own family and they know you’re a witch or wizard?

If the Muggleborn makes lots of money working in the wizarding world, they must be able to convert it into Muggle money and use it to pay for things their family needs?

“Writin’ lines! What good’s that to anyone? Yeh’ll do summat useful or yeh’ll get out. If yeh think yer father’d rather you were expelled, then get back off ter the castle an’ pack. Go on!” – Hagrid laying down some truths about life at Hogwarts to Malfoy (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone).

Several books later….

“Now, you are going to be doing some lines for me, Mr Potter. No, not with your quill,” she added, as Harry bent down to open his bag. “You’re going to be using a rather special one of mine. Here you are”. – Umbridge trying to punish Harry in her own special way (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix).

 

What if Harry hadn’t known that Slytherin was full of bad people before he got sorted, and then the Sorting Hat put him in Slytherin automatically because Harry thought they were okay and so he wasn’t thinking “not Slytherin” when the Hat was trying to sort him??

Would he have embraced being in Slytherin?

Would he still hate Drace Malfoy?

Would he be one of the Slytherins who has friends in other houses?

Would he have stayed friends with Ron? And still become friends with Hermione?

Would he have been popular because he was a Slytherin who was a Parseltongue?

Or would he have been hated by his fellow Slytherins because he defeated Voldemort as a baby?

Would he still have gone on to defeat Voldemort in the end?