I mean, there is so much wasted potential for how Slytherin can raise benign people, while the other three can produce evil students. Cormac McLaggen, Romilda Vane and the Marauders (yes, I’m holding their bullying against them, deal with it.) are great examples of how Gryffindors can be arrogant and self-righteous, Profs Quirrell and Lockhart show how Ravenclaws can be manipulative and clever, while Hufflepuff has Ernie Macmillan and Zacharias Smith, who are catty and pretty obnoxious. And that’s it, the only non-Slytherin in Voldemort’s forces is Peter Pettigrew, and even the wiki says that he may have been misjudged when he was sorted as a child.
Meanwhile for Slytherin, my favorite house, the only heroes we have are Snape and Slughorn. And while Slughorn is a great teacher who fought for Hogwarts and helped Harry with the horcruxes, he also had an entire club for coddling students and using them for their connections. There’s also Andromeda Tonks, but she is such a minor background character she isn’t even worthy of mention. The house traits for Slytherin, being determination, ambition, cunning, resourcefulness, leadership and fraternity, all leave SO MANY opportunities for Rowling to have written strong allies for Harry Potter to fight against the Dark Lord’s forces with, but no, all the students in Harry’s year are defined as underhanded and mean-spirited, defined by Draco Malfoy’s posse and the unscrupulous school Quidditch team.
Please tell me that I’m not the only one bothered by this.
I wish the movies had left SPEW in. I felt SPEW was important because it really showed Hermione’s flaws: She was rigid and often overconfident in her way of thinking and she just assumed the house elves would want what she’d want. By cutting SPEW, the movie seemed to skip over this part of her character.
I’ll never understand how people say Draco Malfoy is actually a good person, or is just “misunderstood.” Sure, he grew up with the belief that purebloods are superior to other types, but most villians and just bad people had a screwed up childhood. More than 90% of serial killers have had bad childhoods, but that doesn’t instantly make them good people. Draco never became good in the end, he just grew up and stopped being immature.
The only flaw I’ve ever found in the entire Harry Potter series is how George and Fred were definitely able to see on the Maurader’s Map that their little brother was sleeping with a man named Peter Pettigrew for three school years. Did they just decide not to say anything or…?
it took me ages to figure out that the tapestry in the Gryffindore common room was actually the ‘maidan and the unicorn’ (but in french) in the musee de clunee in paris.
Not really a confession, but I would like to point out to whoever made the submission a few days ago about Bellatrix going crazy after her husband died, that he didn’t. Rodolphus was alive at least through book 7, and they were locked up in Azkaban together. She just didn’t care about him. If anything pushed her over the edge, it was when she thought Voldemort was dead.
Book originally written by : Joanne .K. Rowling
Movies: based on the novels by J.K.R.
It Was The End Of An Era
This was the new world we all visited in our childhood, maybe some of us thinks that it’s only a book and we’ve got loads better books… But You’ve Got To Admit - This thing once rocked your childhood!! Everyone of us whose read harry potter wanted to be a part of it - at least for once. We’ve always wanted to blend into the magic. So, thank you J.K. Rowling for giving us the best childhood in all the ages. And I am proud to admit that I still love Harry Potter and always will, no matter how old i grow!