|Reviews for The Heinz Dillema|
| Annie chapter 5 . 1/14
There was no such thing as a right thing, because the wizards always do that than they will simply be servants. Ron did the selfish, egoistic thing. There is after all a reason there even is a statue.
| ThreateningMedicine chapter 5 . 10/10/2020
What about stealing from a well-off person, who will only be moderately-mildly inconvenienced, and using THAT money to give to the druggist so that he would be able to make other cures?
| Nebresh chapter 7 . 2/25/2020
very interesting story.
| ThomasNealy chapter 4 . 2/23/2020
There would have been no problems if he just kept his mouth shut. "Oh it must be a miracle, how wonderful " problem solved! he had no reason to go blurting it out to any one that would listen.
| Juka chapter 7 . 1/30/2020
Thanks for writing a story with Ron as the focal point. He is very underappreciated. His ability to see people for what they are (someone's loved one) should inspire more of us.
| Sefera chapter 7 . 11/17/2018
Very good! I’m favoriting this...
| S chapter 7 . 8/10/2018
Very interesting story with a premise I had not yet read before. I enjoyed it.
| Guest chapter 1 . 5/30/2018
Ron would not do this.
| ALRYM chapter 3 . 4/29/2018
This is for obvious periods very uncomfortable to read(on an emotional level).
You mixed nice moments with dark ones in a strong fashion.
| HPMARIE chapter 7 . 4/14/2018
| Guest chapter 7 . 1/25/2018
This is the first time I’ve seen a story based on Kohlberg’s scale of moral development.
| Brian1972 chapter 7 . 1/8/2018
I think you fell into a trap of typical fanfiction that revealing magic would lead to worldwide acceptance. I can see societies where that would be the case but as pointed out in my other review a lot of the societies around the world would not be happy or would attempt their upmost to take over controll of magicals. Then there are those who would start experimenting on magical children, creatures and plants they get their hands on.
Canonically the population of the magical world is very small. Even if you scale that up to levels where the world cup and the spectator numbers at Hogwarts games work we are talking about tops ~5-8 million wizards and witches worldwide. And to some degree even the goverments in the developt world can't object that at least the muggleborns are legally subjects of the respective muggle goverment and as such subject to their laws ...
But I would say there is a soloution to the dilemma here that was overlooked. Obliviators can't be as stupid about the muggle world as Arthur is shown to be also we see that the MoM is capable of installing people into positions withing even the highest echolons of the muggle world (Kingsley) and magicals can be trained to do certain normal work with magic (example again Kingsley in the office).
So the magical world of the UK could easily create a scheme where they do not openly show themself and still heal the children. They could even make the muggle side pay the wages for most wizards involed via the NHS.
| Brian1972 chapter 6 . 1/8/2018
ok they in UK the panic and religious response might be limited. But the statue protects magicals internationally. And large parts of the worlds population lives in areas that are not very tollerant and in some parts withccraft still is officially punichable by death. Problem is it is unlikley that the magicals in the developed world can go open without the other parts learning of their exsistence.
And what about magicals in regimes that will attempt to make use of them, or else. Like for example North Korea.
Don't get me wrong I'm all for healing those sick children, if you have the possibility but with magic they should also be able to easily find methods to do so without revealing magic.
| jaythekoala chapter 7 . 10/30/2017
A very interesting story for the hard questions it raises. I have to admit I have a bit more sympathy for the wizarding world wishing to remain separate than you do, for the simple reason that magic cannot necessarily cure all problems, and creates plenty of its own. Your story has magic easily curing Muggle diseases we think incurable, but what if it were unable to? If, for example, Ron hadn't managed to cure Gisela, he would then have had to deal with the doctors and Charles' anger and grief. This, of course, seems a small price to pay for possibly saving a life - but if you scale that up to a world where wizards are known to Muggles and Muggles always seek magical solutions, sometimes without success, then resentment could breed hostility and ultimately war, and the harm done may end up outweighing the good. On the other hand, we have no way of knowing that before it happens, so the question is truly what are we willing to risk for the immediate good? Personally, I agree with you that surely if one *may* have the means to help save a life, then one ought to try even if success is not assured. But I won't condemn someone for taking a pessimistic view. Ultimately, your story summary is apt. Perhaps there really is "no good solution" to such a question.
In amidst all of this, it's easy to miss that there is actually a story to read here - and a very good one! I like that you have shown that even the "good" characters aren't necessarily operating with pure motives or advanced morals (Ron, for example, saves Gisela because he sees his own daughter). You also made me look up the Heinz Dilemma and Kohlberg's stages of moral development, which was worth it in itself. Overall, a very worthwhile read, especially given it was such a short story - you packed a lot into 12000 words. Thanks for sharing.
| Irene Namikaze chapter 7 . 10/20/2017
Beautiful story. Very inspiring.