Fat and Literature
mustang at sonic.net
Tue Feb 4 03:31:01 EST 2003
Gili Bar-Hillel danced around singing:
> I don't think that all teasing is necessarily abuse, not when it is part
> of a close and complex friendship.
Oh, I don't think *all* teasing is, either. I poke fun at myself, my
friends, partner, family, etc regularly enough. The difference is that
IIRC Hermione is actually hurt by the things Harry/Ron say to her; I might
be wrong, but it seems to me that there was at least one scene in which she
winds up in tears or otherwise seriously hurt by their comments. I don't
consider it "friendly teasing" when one of the individuals involved is
upset like that.
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