Dobby Voted One of the "Most Downtrodden (Yet Inspiring) Characters in Movie History"
January 28, 2010, 03:42 PM
Empire Online has named Dobby as one of their eight "Most Downtrodden (Yet Inspiring) Characters in Movie History." Wall-E, Spartacus and Napoleon Dynamite were amongst the other "luckless individuals who at least make our lives better." The feature provides a background on both why Dobby is so miserable and so inspiring. Quotage:
Dobby continues to play a heroic role throughout the series, always putting the welfare of others before his own, and plays a role out of all proportion to his size.
The full feature can be found on the Empire Online website right here
Thanks very much to Gazza for the tip!
Wasn’t too familiar with the other characters, but the inclusion of Dobby was nice. I think the best out of all of the ones listed. Dobby and sacrificial & self-sacrificial go together. And Dobby is free even when he’s in slavery because he does the right thing and makes the right choices even despite his slavery & despite the consequences.
Dobby was a really well written character all around. He really seemed to bring out the best in all of the other characters around him and certainly fits the downtrodden portion here. I do love Wall-E, but I think that Dobby is the rightful owner of this award!
I agree with GadgetDon. I think he deserves the award, but not for his roll in the films, which are very minor (so far). I hope he’s gets his moment in the Deathly Hallows films, though that does make me concerned that I’ll cry during the movie; only scene in the HP series I cried over.
I cried when Dobby died. He was always so loyal to hp and would do anything he could for hp including staying up three days straight to spy for hp or putting a Bludger to him if it would make hp go back home and be safe. He’d defend hp if someone talked about him. He was very caring with Winky to help her get a job and to care for her when she drank too much. I could go on and on. He was adorable, kind, thoughtful. He definitely deserved the award.