: [Fwd: Bullying, DWJ, and Harry Potter...]
rohina at shaw.ca
Sat Feb 1 21:15:47 EST 2003
>And Slytherin isn't the house of mean. It's the house of ambition and
>hunger for power. Harry wasn't almost Slytherin because he is mean. Quite
>the contrary, he's a thoroughly nice boy. He was almost Slytherin because
>he has ambition and a hunger for power. It comes down to what is the
>predominant trait--ambition or honor. Are you willing to sacrifice ambition
>for the sake of honor? I mean, it's no wonder that Slytherin is the house
>that tends to turn evil and/or mean (because the hunger for power over honor
>will lead that way), but it isn't really a given.
This is an insightful point. It also explains why Slytherin is so cheaty
and violent at Quidditch: they really want to win.
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