An example from the text is on page 243, " 'You realize that I am on my way downstairs to interrogate your wife, Cattermole? In fact, I'm quite surprised you're not down there holding her hand while she waits. Already given her up as a bad job, have you? Probably wise. Be sure and marry a pureblood next time.' " Here it shows people with higher power in the government taking advantage of other people with their power. He is also a deatheater who now works for the government which isn't good because then it is showing that other bad people are gaining power over the lower people and taking over. I find this type of act disgusting because you are supposed to be trusted and good and here is threatening someone with his authority if the man doesn't help him. This also gives me a cold feeling inside because I am scared of what he might do to this man's wife and with the deatheaters taking over people won't have any chance of doing something not permitted by these villains.
All of the issues that the government and wizarding world face in this book are very representative of our current problems. Using power to control and threaten people is one thing that definitely does happen in real life. There are many stories that are brought up on the news of where someone with a lot of power would get someone to do something for them by saying who they are and maybe even forcing them into doing it. Also, not necessarily in America, another issue that I have heard about in our world is overtaking/overthrowing governments. One real example is where people overthrew government power in Libya and when taking notes on government in Harry Potter it kept on popping up in my head because of such close similarities. I think J.K. Rowling made intentional choices to bring up issues that really do happen with government, racism, and other topics to say how she sees it going on.