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Summary: This quibble attempts to look at the sorting process through the Weasley family. It seems entirely possible after all the new information Pottermore has given us about the four houses, that some characters of this family could have actually been in other houses, yet JK Rowling keeps them in Gryffindor. The quibble looks at what houses each Weasley could have been in and then asks the question why they were kept in Gryffindor and posits the theory that maybe JK Rowling would have put them elsewhere, but kept them in Gryffindor to maintain the plot. It also opens up several other questions that allow plenty of room to theorize about the sorting process, especially in relation to families who get sorted together like the Weasleys.
Great essay! I have never considered this idea, and I like. I agree with a lot you have to say about Percy. He is very ambitious and is willing to drop his family to succeed. However, it should be noted that he leaves everything to run into the battle to help his family at the end of DH, a very brave move considered he could be killed both in battle and as a punishment for leaving the MOM/Death Eaters. However, we also have Snape, a Slytherin, who risks way more to be a double spy. I guess the best way to put it is that sometimes you can have characteristics of more than one house!
Also, I could see Arthur as a Hufflepuff. He is loyal, hardworking, and a fair, just person. I never considered Fred and George as a Ravenclaw before, but being one myself I am happy to see them be associated with my house!
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.
Great article. I just wonder what took Hagrid so long to get to the Dursley's. I guess if the magic motorbike goes as fast as a normal bike, it might take a few hours to travel across the country (depending how far Godric's Hollow is from Privet Drive).
Summary: Using JK Rowling’s writing to decipher our questions about ethics and changing one thing into another.
I agree that this is a tricky subject. I always wondered about Krum (as you mentioned) turning into a shark to save Hermione in the Second Task. If we look at the quote you mentioned about the wizard turning into a bat, would Krum remember to save Hermione assuming his Tranfiguration was correct (it did mention he did it incorrecly and thus lost points)? Would he pose more of a danger to the champions and the people they had to save? Or did he purposely do it incorrectly so he could both swim and keep his mind?
As for the desk/pig debate, I do think that the pig is edible. Hermione states that food cannot be tranfigured, but a pig isn't really just food. It's not a loaf of bread that's ready to eat. You would have to kill and cook it first. So you may not be able to tranfigure something directly into food, but you can do an animal then make food out of it. We never see plants being tranfigured, but I assume it's the same process. You might be able to tranfigure a chair into a pea plant, but then you have to cut up and cook the plant for food.
I think this is a great article. It may, like you said, bring up more questions but isn't that the point of Alohomora? The more questions, the more discussions!
Summary: A close look at how addiction and substance abuse is illustrated in the series. Will it change the way we look at certain characters, or even ourselves?
Wow! A great topic I have never considered relating to the HP series. Looking back, it probably isn't a great thing that Hagrid, a character we are taught to respect and love since we were children, drinks so much...
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.