Thursday, June 3, 2010
Now that Summer at Hogwarts has officially started I hope some of you have dived into Sorcerers Stone. Of course one of the important points in the first third of the book is that of being sorted into houses. I always thought the idea of sorting people based on personality traits interesting, mostly because it would never work in the real world, but it is done so charmingly in this book.
This brings me to my next Summer Quiz: Where would the sorting hat put you? Not where you would put yourself or where other people think you should go at first glance, but if you were to really look at yourself where would you go?
In case you're wondering, here's the passage from the Sorting Hat song that talks about the houses.
You might belong in Gryffindor,
Where dwell the brave at heart,
Their daring, nerve, and chivalry
Set Gryffindors apart;
You might belong in Hufflepuff,
Where they are just and loyal,
Those patient Hufflepuffs are true
And unafraid of toil;
Or yet in wise old Ravenclaw,
if you've a ready mind,
Where those of wit and learning,
Will always find their kind;
Or perhaps in Slytherin
You'll make your real friends,
Those cunning folks use any means
To achieve their ends.
So what are you- lion, serpent, badger or eagle?
When I was an annoying preteen first reading the books I really wanted to make myself a Slytherin because it seemed so cool to be bad. It would be like being the femme fatale in a Noir film. Of course i'm not very confident or cunning and would, in reality (or the suspended reality we're existing in here) other Slytherin's would just eat me up and spit me out. No, in reality I'm meant for Ravenclaw where I can safely learn from books and always have a few extra facts to impress while watching Jeopardy.