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Mensagem  Admin em Dom Abr 15, 2012 12:56 pm

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Childhood


Minerva McGonagall was the first child, and only daughter, of a
Scottish Presbyterian minister and a Hogwarts-educated witch. She grew
up in the Highlands of Scotland in the early twentieth century, and only
gradually became aware that there was something strange, both about her
own abilities, and her parents’ marriage.

Minerva’s father, the Reverend Robert McGonagall, had become
captivated by the high-spirited Isobel Ross, who lived in the same
village. Like his neighbours, Robert believed that Isobel attended a
select ladies’ boarding school in England. In fact, when Isobel vanished
from her home for months at a time, it was to Hogwarts School of
Witchcraft and Wizardry that she went.

Aware that her parents (a witch and wizard) would frown on a
connection with the serious young Muggle, Isobel kept their burgeoning
relationship a secret. By the time she was eighteen, she had fallen in
love with Robert. Unfortunately, she had not found the courage to tell
him what she was.

The couple eloped, to the fury of both sets of parents. Now estranged
from her family, Isobel could not bring herself to mar the bliss of the
honeymoon by telling her smitten new husband that she had graduated top
of her class in Charms at Hogwarts, nor that she had been Captain of
the school Quidditch team. Isobel and Robert moved into a manse
(minister’s house) on the outskirts of Caithness, where the beautiful
Isobel proved surprisingly adept at making the most of the minister’s
tiny salary.

The birth of the young couple’s first child, Minerva, proved both a
joy and a crisis. Missing her family, and the magical community she had
given up for love, Isobel insisted on naming her newborn daughter after
her own grandmother, an immensely talented witch. The outlandish name
raised eyebrows in the community in which she lived, and the Reverend
Robert McGonagall found it difficult to explain his wife’s choice to his
parishioners. Furthermore, he was alarmed by his wife’s moodiness.
Friends assured him that women were often emotional after the birth of a
baby, and that Isobel would soon be herself again.

Isobel, however, became more and more withdrawn, often secluding
herself with Minerva for days at a time. Isobel later told her daughter
that she had displayed small, but unmistakable, signs of magic from her
earliest hours. Toys that had been left on upper shelves were found in
her cot. The family cat appeared to do her bidding before she could
talk. Her father’s bagpipes were occasionally heard to play themselves
from distant rooms, a phenomenon that made the infant Minerva chuckle.

Isobel was torn between pride and fear. She knew that she must
confess the truth to Robert before he witnessed something that would
alarm him. At last, in response to Robert’s patient questioning, Isobel
burst into tears, retrieved her wand from the locked box under her bed
and showed him what she was.

Although Minerva was too young to remember that night, its aftermath
left her with a bitter understanding of the complications of growing up
with magic in a Muggle world. Although Robert McGonagall loved his wife
no less upon discovering that she was a witch, he was profoundly shocked
by her revelation, and by the fact that she had kept such a secret from
him for so long. What was more, he, who prided himself on being an
upright and honest man, was now drawn into a life of secrecy that was
quite foreign to his nature. Isobel explained, through her sobs, that
she (and their daughter) were bound by the International Statute of
Secrecy, and that they must conceal the truth about themselves, or face
the fury of the Ministry of Magic. Robert also quailed at the thought of
how the locals - in the main, an austere, straight-laced and
conventional breed - would feel about having a witch as their Minister’s
wife.

Love endured, but trust had been broken between her parents, and
Minerva, a clever and observant child, saw this with sadness. Two more
children, both sons, were born to the McGonagalls, and both, in due
course, revealed magical ability. Minerva helped her mother explain to
Malcolm and Robert Junior that they must not flaunt their magic, and
aided her mother in concealing from their father the accidents and
embarrassments their magic sometimes caused.

Minerva was very close to her Muggle father, whom in temperament she
resembled more than her mother. She saw with pain how much he struggled
with the family’s strange situation. She sensed, too, how much of a
strain it was for her mother to fit in with the all-Muggle village, and
how much she missed the freedom of being with her kind, and of
exercising her considerable talents. Minerva never forgot how much her
mother cried, when the letter of admittance into Hogwarts School of
Witchcraft and Wizardry arrived on Minerva’s eleventh birthday; she knew
that Isobel was sobbing, not only out of pride, but also out of envy.

School Career


As is often the case where the young witch or wizard comes from a
family who has struggled with its magical identity, Hogwarts was, for
Minerva McGonagall, a place of joyful release and freedom.

Minerva drew unusual attention to herself on her very first evening,
when she was revealed to be a Hatstall. After five and a half minutes,
the Sorting Hat, which had been vacillating between the houses of
Ravenclaw and Gryffindor, placed Minerva in the latter. (In later years,
this circumstance was a subject of gentle humour between Minerva and
her colleague Filius Flitwick, over whom the Sorting Hat suffered the
same confusion, but reached the opposite conclusion. The two Heads of
house were amused to think that they might, but for those crucial
moments in their youths, have exchanged positions).

Minerva was quickly recognised as the most outstanding student of her
year, with a particular talent for Transfiguration. As she progressed
through the school, she demonstrated that she had inherited both her
mother’s talents and her father’s cast-iron moral sense. Minerva’s
school career overlapped by two years with that of Pomona Sprout, later
Head of Hufflepuff House, and the two women enjoyed an excellent
relationship both then, and in later years.

By the end of her education at Hogwarts, Minerva McGonagall had
achieved an impressive record: top grades in O.W.L.s and N.E.W.T.s,
Prefect, Head Girl, and winner of the Transfiguration Today
Most Promising Newcomer award. Under the guidance of her inspirational
Transfiguration teacher, Albus Dumbledore, she had managed to become an
Animagus; her animal form, with its distinctive markings (tabby cat,
square spectacles markings around eyes) were duly logged in the Ministry
of Magic’s Animagus Registry. Minerva was also, like her mother, a
gifted Quidditch player, although a nasty fall in her final year (a foul
during the Gryffindor versus Slytherin game which would decide the Cup
winner) left her with concussion, several broken ribs and a lifelong
desire to see Slytherin crushed on the Quidditch pitch. Though she gave
up Quidditch on leaving Hogwarts, the innately competitive Professor
McGonagall later took a keen interest in the fortunes of her house team,
and retained a keen eye for Quidditch talent.
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