It’s about time Slytherin House had some positive representation. But is Horace Slughorn the best man for the job?
In this, his namesake chapter, we finally meet Professor Horace Slughorn. When it comes to citing examples of a “decent” Slytherin from the Harry Potter series, Slughorn is often the first to come to readers’ minds; however, Harry’s first impression of Slughorn is not exactly flattering. What is it about Slughorn that sets him apart from other Slytherins? What qualities, both good and bad, does he share with other Slytherins we’ve met and will meet? When measured up against other Slytherins in the series, does Slughorn truly come out as the best example?
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