05-11-2009 01:36 AM
The biggest problem with Snape is that while he KNEW all kinds of ways to make potions work, as noted in his book that Harry found, he never shared them with his students. He didn't teach - it was figure it out for yourself, kids, or fall on your face.
In his way, he was very much like Umbridge, and I'm surprised they didn't get along better. She wasn't interested in teaching either - just in finding fault with the other teachers.
We're never given much insight into Quirrell's teaching, Lockhart was at least good for a laugh (what will he mess up today?), and that leaves Lupin and Mad-Eye. Both good teachers, but let's face it, the face Mad-Eye was just that touch too crazy. ; )
05-12-2009 12:27 AM
06-07-2009 01:50 PM
Hey Kate.Yes Lockhart was indeed funny, and very charming too! he even got to Hermione! I can just imagine how it was for Hermione when she perfected Lockhart's first quiz! LOL! It was the quiz on how much do you know about Lockhart?
Par, yes, I agree. I loved Moody's way of teaching, he applied both theory, and application to his teachings. He showed examples, he was tough, and unfortunately, a bit crazy. But you have to admit, he's very effective. If you were a Hogwarts teacher, how else can you teach the 3 Unforgivable spells most effectively?
Nursing students witness real people with great illnesses, but I thouht Moody applying an Unforgivable Curse on Harry which was the Imperius Curse, was 'unforgivable'. Perhaps they can use a hired individual?
Quirrel though, I dont remember JKR showing us any of his classes in book 1, do you guys remember any? I just remembered Fred and George, saying Quirrel almost wet himself telling them about the monsters he encountered,
04-22-2011 08:10 PM - edited 04-22-2011 08:31 PM
I was annoyed when I first read Hermione's affection for Lockhart. I don't think she really ever suspected him to be self-centered or brainless during CoS because she really liked his looks. Also, she can be really annoying when some people don't know things and she tells them in an exasperated voice.
Lupin was the best in my opinion. None of the characters really talked about Quirells classes except that he stuttered and that they were a joke. Barty Crouch Jr.'s (fake moody) class was okay and how every person in the book described it. Umbridge, you really don't need to know anything besides she's evil.
I almost choked when I first read Snape was to be teacher of Defense Against the Dark Arts in HBP. He was not close to as bad as Umbridge but I think he was way better than her. Amycus Carrow sounded worse than Umbridge. He made me think he was sick in the head.
05-23-2011 06:53 PM
I definitly like Lupin the best. He taught Harry on his free time, and I think he would have done that for almost anyone. I also really liked him when Snape was making fun of Neville and told Lupin that he pretty much sucked at everything and Lupin stood up for him. Lupin made Neville feel good about himself and that earns my respect for Lupin.
I also liked mad-eye, even though he wasnt really mad-eye. I liked how he hated it when people tried to use magic when your back was turned. I loved reading about Draco getting turned into a ferret. Haha definitly makes my day everytime i read that. Even though he turned out to be a death eater, it turned out to be a pretty good lesson to have the imperius curse put on him because it prepared him for the future. So that definilty back fired for crouch (jr).
I really didn't like Lockhart, but i admitt that he was hilarious. I think they played the part well in the movie when he forgot who he was. haha that was funny. but i was also really disappointed in the fifth movie when they didnt show him in st mungo's. I liked reading that part of the book...... out of all Lupin is my favorite DADA teacher.
10-01-2011 09:56 PM