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

Ms Kathleen Jennings s368333 at student.uq.edu.au
Thu Jan 30 21:29:50 EST 2003


Kyla Tornheim wrote:
>primarily funny. Categorizing a quarter of a school as relatively evil
>simply doesn't make sense; categorizing another quarter as being meek 
>and

Although the function of the Sorting Hat should be taken into account: 
people aren't evil because they're in Slytherin, they're put into 
Slytherin because they're (potentially) like that. And this is, to an 
extent, a choice - most of the children *want* to be in the house 
they're in, and Harry makes a choice - and actively pleads - not to be 
in Slytherin.
Kathleen.

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