I LOVE the idea of this story. It always strikes me as rather unrealistic how everybody in Hogwarts was portrayed as anxious to fight Voldemort. I would have thought most people would be keeping well out of his way. I really love seeing stories about characters who were afraid of the Death Eaters and aren't portrayed as villains or pathetic for that.
She has a point about how being famous for surviving Voldemort's attack when he was a baby doesn't necessarily make Harry any better or more able to defeat Voldemort than anybody else.
Poor girl. While I don't think anybody did it deliberately, the amount of pressure they were under to put their lives at risk was terrible. I think it's the problem with the house system - or one of them: the characteristic of the house comes to determine what is good. If you spend most of your time with people who are either brave or want to be brave and who generally value bravery, it's hardly surprising the Gryffindors seems to associate good with bravery and evil with cowardice, even though the Death Eaters needed to be extremely brave in the early years, when they were a minority and highly likely to end up in Azkaban. I suspect Ravenclaw probably has similar ideas about intelligence.
I really like the way you show the panic and confusion of the battle. This year Ireland is commemorating 1916, a battle that took place largely on the main street of our capital city. More civilians were killed than participants and there is a story about de Valera, one of the leaders, running through gunfire to order civilians out of the way for fear they'd be killed.
Poor Jodie. I don't think she's a coward. Or at least no more so than most people.