: [Fwd: Bullying, DWJ, and Harry Potter...]

Robyn Starkey 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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