Kempski 3the first incident of the Chamber of Secrets occurs, Rowling creates the scenewhere Draco states “You’ll be next, Mudbloods!“ and follows with the description“He had pushed to the front of the crowd, his cold eyes alive, his usually bloodlessface flushed, as he grinned at the sight of the hanging, immobile cat” (Rowling,
Chamber of Secrets
139). This scene definitely portrays the notion of Draco being aracist by using the term “mud-blood” to refer to the muggle-born. In addition, theyway he pushed thought the crowd serves as evidence that he thinks he is superiorto everyone else and can treat them unfairly. To portray him as unfavorable,Rowling provides Malfoy with an adverse description of “cold eyes” and a “usuallyblood-less face.” With these “cold eyes alive” and “usually bloodless face flushed”one can assume that Draco is excited by the killing of people inferior to him. The Gaunt family also receives unnerving depictions from Rowling. MorfinGaunt, the man who tried to harm a muggle was described as having “thick hair somatted with dirt it could have been any color. Several of his teeth were missing. Hiseyes were small and dark and stared in opposite directions. He might have lookedcomical, but he did not; the effect was frightening” (Rowling,
201).Rowling’s zany description of the character could only go with her belief thatMorfin’s racist ideas are as crazy as his description. The evil Lord Voldemort alsohas disturbing characteristics that make his racist ideals not relatable. Upon hisreturn to power, Harry describes his face as “whiter than a skull, with wide, lividscarlet eyes and a nose that was flat as a snake’s with slits for nostrils” (Rowling,
Goblet of Fire
643). With his snake-like inhuman appearance, Lord Voldemort isautomatically assumed as evil, along with all of his racist beliefs.