Thread: Speculation & Theory: Snape, Harry a slytherin
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Old 09-17-2011, 03:08 PM   #74 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Furienna View Post
But like I've said before, the hat didn't right out say "you should be in Slytherin", but rather "Slytherin would help you achieve greatness". And it probably only said so because Harry, at that point, was desperate to prove himself as good as the kids, who had been raised into magic world, and maybe also because of the horcrux. But when Harry had rejected Slytherin, there was no doubt left in the hat, that he belonged in Gryffindor, where it probably would have placed him anyway. It didn't even consider talking him into choosing Ravenclaw or Hufflepuff, and it probably wouldn't have talked about Slytherin either, if it hadn't been for Harry specifically asking not to go there. And you have said yourself, that you would have put Harry in Gryffindor, and the sword of Gryffindor came to him. So as I see this, Dumbledore didn't mean "it was only your choice, that made the hat put you in Gryffindor", but rather something like "through your choice, you showed that you didn't belong in Slytherin".
Harry has many Slytherin qualities according to Dumbledore. He has more Gryffindor qualities, but he wouldn't have to be an entirely different person to be in Slytherin. There are countless parts I could quote which are in accord with that. I agree that he IS a gryffindor, but he could have just as easily been a Slytherin. "Determination, a certain disregaurd of the rules. etc."
I think we'll just have to agree to disagree.
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