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If you know me at all, it's pretty obv that I'm a Slytherin. The thing is, I'm proud of my house!! I love the Emerald Green color. I love the Snake Emblem. I love ambition, and what's wrong with finding a way to get what you want??
**This is a quote directly from Pottermore, and the article is pretty interesting**
The thing is, us Slytherins get a bad rap! Okay, okay a lot of the darkest wizards of all-time have come out of the house. But, not ALL Slytherins are bad. And not ALL dark wizards come from Slytherin. Remember Peter Pettigrew??
I just want to remind you guys of these people:
- Horace Slughorn
- Andromeda Tonks
- Regulus Black
- Severus Snape
So, okay not a HUGE list, but all awesome wizards who happen to be Slytherins. Also, since Tom Riddle was a Slytherin, it seems about right that most of his following would be Slytherin. After all, most of Harry Potter's D.A. came from Gryffindor. Voldemort was a pretty influential fellow, so I'd say that the people he was living with on the daily would be the most at-risk of falling under his spell. Basically, if you recruit out of your house, you're going to get mostly your house. I didn't see Harry and his gang ask one single person in Slytherin to join the D.A., and I'm sure there was at least one or two worthy members... if they'd taken the time to look.
Let's be real-- I love the Harry Potter books, but we are getting the perspective of the wizarding world from a Slytherin-hating Gryffindor. Someone who says "not Slytherin" to the Sorting Hat without even knowing much about the different houses. He JUST learned that magic was real days before... how could he know what house he does or doesn't want to be in?? He's biased from day one, and that's the perspective we get through 7 books.
Come to think of it, for a book that has done so well in the world, it has a pretty overgeneralized view of people. Ms. Rowling basically sets up the conflict to be the good wizards vs. Slytherin House. And it's made people associate everyone in the house as evil, and that's just not true. I'm not perfect, and I'm not sunshine and rainbows, but I think I'm a good person inside. I know that I would NOT have been a Death Eater or hated Muggle borns.
So please be kind to your fellow Slytherins. I swear there are a lot of good ones out there, even if J.K. Rowling doesn't want to share their stories.