- Do you think Draco was right to do what he did? Or should he have known that evil doesn't lead to anything good? Well, I don't think he was right of course, but neither does the full blame go to him. He was a mere teenage boy who, due to his unfortunate position as the Malfoys' only son, had a huge responsibility thrust upon him by Voldemort, which was really a death sentence in disguise as Dumbledore explained to Snape. Yeah, he was old enough to know what was right and wrong, but I can understand that he acted out of fear too. Fear can make people do many things, and in the end, Draco was unable to kill Dumbledore so we know that even fear couldn't make him kill someone else.
- Do you think that he truly believed it when he said that to Dumbledore? Or did he know, deep down, that it wasn't true? No, I don't think so. I think the words he spoke to Dumbledore were said to cover up his own fear and instead make Dumbledore scared. Actually, I think he wanted to convince himself more than anyone, because he knew deep down he couldn't kill.
- What do you think are the odds of Draco being a much better person if he hadn't had pureblood parents? Very good chance; let's he'd been born to someone like the Potters or Weasleys...or the Longbottoms or Abbotts even, I think he'd have been a decent liberal minded person. Most of his prejudice (acutally, all in my opinion) came from the bad influence of his parents and friends. With better company, he'd have been a nobler person.
- Do you think Draco can be called a bad person? Or is he merely someone who is deeply under his parents' influence? Definitely not; the fact itself that he had hesitated to kill Dumbledore - that he just couldn't do it - prooves that he was not evil or had bad intentions like his father. He was just a teenage boy led astray by his parents. Also, in the epilogue, it seemed as if his and Harry's enmity lessened considerably to mere indifference, which I think could have been caused by the fact that he'd move away from his parents after the Final Battle once he got his own job and be under their influence less, experience working with all sorts of people, and grow out of his old prejudices.
Nice questions Chhilt!