“Michael!” I throw myself down on our bed. He pauses the movie he is watching to listen to me talk.
“What is it?” He asks.
“I figured it out. You know how Hermione absolutely belongs in Ravenclaw, and the sorting hat said that Harry could do really well in Slytherin, and Ron could have arguably been in Hufflepuff?”
“Well I guess Harry could’ve been in Slytherin, but why would the hat put the other two in Gryffindor if they shouldn’t have been?”
“You know Hermione would’ve been great in Ravenclaw! Anyways, Do you think the other two asked to be in Gryffindor? Because anybody can choose to be brave. And anyone in that house could’ve been okay in another house. I just think it’s kind of brave of them to ask.” I ramble for a few minutes before Michael interrupts me.
“Do you want the truth or do you want me to just agree?” He says.
“I don’t think that any of them should’ve been in another house.” He admits.
“Okay but just think about how well everybody else could have done.”
“They could have but then the story wouldn’t have worked.” He tells me.
“Yea but they were all so different. Think about it!” I whine. Obviously they all should’ve been somewhere else.
how did hermione get sorted into the house of gryffindore? isn't it against the rules if she's the smartest witch of her age? shouldn't she be in ravenclaw? i mean i get it, she is loyal and brave , but if she is the brightest isn't she in a wrong house? and what did all the ravenclaw students thought when a gryffindor was named the smartest of them all?
I don’t think it’s against the rules, the Sorting hat knows his stuff well…XD It took him a while to figure it out, but in the end, I don’t think he made a mistake :) I don’t think we should take the house qualities as the firmest guidelines there are..maybe it’s all about what students value the most…remember ‘Books and cleverness! There are more important things, friendship and bravery’ …Hermione did pride herself on her intelligence, but she probably thought that it wasn’t the MOST important thing.
Also, I have this theory that she’d been a lonely kid before coming to Hogwarts and that she’d hoped that would change, so it might’ve affected how she sorted her priorities :D
As for the Ravenclaws… I really don’t know…they are considered to be wise, so they could either work even harder, be a bit jealous or be amazed by Hermioone’s brightness :)
i would probably sell my soul if it meant that j.k. rowling came out with a prequel series to harry potter based on the misadventures of the marauders throughout their years at hogwarts, beginning when they’re first years and then all the way through.
“The Sorting Hat was sewn roughly one thousand years ago and was merely a normal hat belonging to Godric Gryffindor. When Gryffindor, along with Salazar Slytherin, Rowena Ravenclaw and Helga Hufflepuff, wondered how they would continue to sort the students when the four were dead, Gryffindor pulled his hat off of his head and, with the other founders, enchanted it with brains and some amount of personality. The Sorting Hat, now animated, was able to Sort and divide the students into the Hogwarts Houses, and continued to do so for a millennium, being owned by each Headmaster and Headmistress.”