Originally Posted by 1littlebit
another thing i was wondering is about the first book (sort of) ron said that all of the wizards who went bad were in slytherin (so not all slytherins went to voldermort but he had a ton of supporters so apparently quite a few of them did) they also said that families are often in the same house (also there are exceptions.. sirius, the patil twins etc) and then the sorting hat said that harry would do well in slytherin b/c of talent, cleverness, wanting to prove himself etc. he was also brave so it considered gryffindor... but why was he more of a fit for slytherin? its not like all of gryffindor is brave and stupid.. so why was he better fit for slytherin?
all of slytherin left in the seventh book when voldemort was coming but harry would have never left. he wasn't pure blood and didn't care if people were or not. i guess i don't really get why he would have been a good fit for slytherin
and if it's talent, cunning, wanting to proove yourself and such how in the heck did crabbe and goyle get into slytherin? they aren't talented at all. they are kind of just big mean and stupid. slytherin was into pure bloods and only wanted to teach pure bloods.. which means harry shouldn't have even been considered.... i don't know it just seems a bit off to me..
The pure blood thing doesn't really apply, anyway. Snape was in Slytherin, and he wasn't pure blood. Voldemort was in Slytherin, and he wasn't pure blood, either.
I think the sorting was a bit random, really. But, I think the real reason Harry would have been a good fit in Slytherin was supposed to be the fact that he was basically a living Horcrux. He had a piece of Voldemort's soul in him, and that made him a natural fit for Slytherin.
The "every wizard that ever went bad was in Slytherin" thing wasn't even true in the context of the books. I don't know about people like Barty Crouch, Jr...but both Peter Pettigrew and Sirius Black were in Gryffindor, and whether people believed Sirius or not, the person who betrayed the Potters had
to be a Gryffindor...not a Slytherin.
I honestly think the fact that all
the Slytherins (except Slughorn) left for the big battle had more to do with the extreme
polarization that had occurred during Harry's time there. The Slytherin/Gryffindor rivalry had reached new heights, especially with Snape's utter hatred and contempt for Harry. I would guess that in other years, there would have been at least a few who stayed.
|and cedric too.. moody sad by the time he was in his fourth year he could turn a whistle into a watch and make it sing you the time... so wouldn't that kind of talent mean he was more suited for ravenclaw? and zacharias smith always seemed way to nasty to be in hufflepuff.. i didn't think they were supposed to be the nasty ones.. helga hufflepuff wanted to teach anyone who was magical!
I agree on a lot of this stuff. I really think the sorting is pretty random.