My name is Katie. I'm 21. I post a lot of Harry Potter stuff, mostly the marauders. Well, mostly James and Sirius and their relationship. There will also be post on Doctor Who, The Hunger Games, Once Upon a Time, Marvel and many more.
Well, maybe not. Perhaps Regulus really did believe in his family’s bigotry and perhaps he didn’t, but the lesson we learn as readers, and Regulus must have learnt for himself, is that he’d flaming well better had. Watching his older brother clash with their parents and then seeing him ripped apart from the family, blasted off the family tree as if he no longer existed, must have provided a salutary lesson for young Regulus. His parents love was conditional.
Though he may never have thought it through consciously, the lesson from his parents’ falling-out with Sirius was stark and alarming: Sirius didn’t do what mum and dad want, so they don’t love him anymore. If I don’t do what mum and dad want, they won’t love me either.