I'm 18 years old,and have read every Harry Potter book at least 50 times each. Really. I started reading them in the first grade, and I couldn't stop. I love finding new things everytime I read, and I love the genius of the series.
I have always identified as a Gryffindor, as I am practically identical to Hermione. Luckily, my public Pottermore account confirmed this! However, my beta account sorted me into Hufflepuff, and after the initial shock, I came to accept and love that house, and now embrace it. I'm a full time college student, but I try to take the time to keep analyzing one of my absolute favorite things in the world, Harry Potter!
Summary: A little look on how Hufflepuff is just as good as the other 3 houses.
In response to the first review, JKR says that it is a "rough idea" to the "intellectual reputation" of the house. Reputation, not fact. After all, to FIND things, you have to have an agile mind for observation, yes? Keep up the badger love, we need everyone to feel it!
Summary: Should we feel anything for the Dursleys? This essay covers there fear of change and why they took in baby Harry.
I've always felt a little sorry for Petunia, to be honest. I always felt like she was somewhat controled by Vernon, always wanting to please. I think she took Harry in out of regret as well. I think she, when she found out her sister was dead, may have felt like she needed to try again, but this time, she didn't want this child, her sister's son, to see that she wasn't special. This is where her jealousy comes from: she has a lack of self-confidence, and once Lily was singled out as the special one, Petunia's self confidence diminished even more.
Sorry if that didn't make a lot of sense, just a lot of random thoughts bunched together!
Summary: A look at why the Hufflepuffs do not deserve the reputation many give them
Just wanted to say a huge THANK YOU to everyone who has read this. It has over 1000 reads at the moment. As an aspiring author, the thought of that many people reading words I've written is incredibly humbling and awe inspiring. Those who have reviewed, thank you for your feedback and I'm glad you enjoyed it!
The Sorting Test: A Look at the Houses' Personalities by RoseLumos
Rated: All Ages [Reviews - 11]
Summary: For my first Alohomora essay, I decided to look into the four Hogwarts Houses. I have noticed that there has been some confusion when a person is sorting themselves because they feel they fit into many of the characteristics of many of the Houses. I decided to create a situational test that looks into a Houses’ personality rather than their characteristics.
Interesting thought! It reminds me of some of the Pottermore sorting questions. I got one that asked what you would do if you were walking down a dark road and heard a magical noise; responces included running toward it, away from it, hiding nearby, or getting out of there, I believe. My sister got one that asked what you would do if a Muggle came up to you and said they knew you were a wizard.
Summary: A quibble determined to discern what happened in the twenty-four hours (or so) between the deaths of Harry's parents and Harry's arrival at Privet Drive.
Wow! A very comprehensive look. Very plausible as well!
Summary: My opinion on some instances of possible animal abuse, and how they affect the overall message of the Harry Potter series.
Great quibble! Very interesting. This has been a tricky thing for me to think about. For the most part, I don't think wizards are intentionally abusing creatures. In the case of house-elves, we know that they are "what wizards made them to be". As for the goblins, we have to remember that they can be incredibly cruel as well. I believe either Bill or Ron says "goblins have played dirty too. They've killed plenty of us". I'm pretty certain, however, that owl post is not abuse. It seems that post owls are bred to be intelligent, hardy creatures who can fly long distances and carry heavy packages. As for the gnomes, I think you're spot on as well; they seem like spiders and flies and such that Muggles chase out of our houses (if we don't squish them!) because they are pests. And thank you as well for the shout out to my essay! It was very sweet of you :)
Author's Response: Thank you! Yes, that's sort of why I wanted to write this essay, it gave me a chance to plan out my ideas and really sort through the various opinions floating around my brain. Yes, I guess the goblins have been somewhat sneaky and nasty to wizards as well, but I mean it could be a "which came first?" scenario; like one group is only cruel towards the other group because they started it. Yes, I agree with the owls and the gnomes. And no problem, you most definitely deserved it :)
We've talked a lot about where the curse of unicorn blood comes from, but just what exactly is the curse?! That's what this Quibble seeks to find out!
I'm back with more of my thoughts and questions that I had while re-reading the Harry Potter books. This time from Chapters 1 & 2 of Chamber of Secrets.
I pair up characters with magical creatures that are like them.
In which I try to explain my views on prejudice in the Wizarding world, and connect it to certain areas of the muggle world as well. The category is Fantastic Beats and Where to...
This is an essay I wrote for school comparing and contrasting the lives of Harry and Voldemort. It starts with their childhoods and continues until the end of the books.