Let’s take a moment to recognize the brilliant symbolism of Draco seeing Harry in the fractured mirror during the bathroom scene in HBP. When Moaning Myrtle mentioned a boy crying in her bathroom, Harry couldn’t even imagine it was Malfoy because he didn’t think the Slytherin had a heart. From the handshake rejection in the very beginning, Harry brushed Draco aside as a cartoonish villain or petty rival, but this scene illustrated a shift in their relationship. Harry realized Draco’s humanity for the first time, and it was by looking in a fucking mirror. They’re both broken in their own ways, but in the end, they’re a reflection of each other.
HUFFLEPUFF: “Our happiness is completely and utterly intertwined with other people: family and friends and neighbors and the woman you hardly notice who cleans your office. Happiness is not a noun or verb. It’s a conjunction. Connective tissue.” –Eric Weiner (The Geography of Bliss)
As Lance chatted excitedly to people on the train, being loud and boisterous everyone whispered to each other
“Clearly a Gryffindor”
As Lance calmed down another first year who was crying because he didn’t know where to go, everyone whispered
“Clearly a Hufflepuff”
As Lance snuck sweets away from mean older students and gave them to his new friend Hunk everyone one whispered to each other
“Clearly a Slytherin”
However when he sat down in front of everyone and the sorting hat was barley placed on his head before “Ravenclaw!” Was announced loud and clear. No one whispered in agreement.
He was too loud, too wimpy, too stupid to be a Ravenclaw.
Or at least that’s what everyone whispered to each other.