I was thinking about this scene and I felt like I needed to say something about it. This is definitely something that Umbridge does in the book/movie that IS evil. She makes Harry write with this pen that pierces his skin when he writes “I must not tell lies”. What a b*@#*! This is the problem that I have with detention. At some schools they would make you sit at detention doing nothing… why?? Why not make kids do math problems or something? lol or read a damn book!
Another problem I had with Umbridge in general. It was always her way or no way at all. I had a couple of teachers in middle and high school that were like that. They were always right and no little kid was ever gonna be right. If a teacher ever hurt your feelings and never apologized, you know what i’m talking about. When I was in high school I had an encounter with a music teacher that was sssuuch a meanie! She was always saying racist things and staring me down because I never agreed with her racist little comments. One day I broke down and started crying because if eyes could kill, lets just say I was already dead five times over. When my mom picked me she saw that I was crying…. and it was that ugly kind of cry to top it off :/ She went to the superintendent the next day! Ah! To summarize… that teacher never apologized to me for making me feel like a scumbag and for her racial slurs. She was so full of herself… that she always talked about how many degrees she had and blah blah blah. Ok people, it doesn’t matter in what position you find yourself in, how much money you have, or how educated you are… you don’t get to treat other people like shit! You show that you are educated through your actions not your words.
Umbridge is just like one of the teachers that students might encounter everyday. She’s not the exception at all. Teaching is not her “true calling”. Also, it doesn’t matter if your a college professor or if you teach younger students… everybody deserves to be treated with respect.