Whether you come back by page or by the big screen, Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home.
Here’s my theory. The Harry Potter trio are actually representations of the other houses. Hermione is Ravenclaw. Ron is Hufflepuff. Harry is Slytheryn. They’re all in Gryffindor because they asked. In fact, everyone in that house could have been in another house if they hadn’t asked to be in Gryffindor. You have be ask to be in Gryffindor because their most defining feature is bravery and anyone can choose to be brave.
I fuck with your theory, marry me.
Okay I was starting to write my opinion in tags and holy shit it got way to long to be tags so here we go.
This is a pretty amazing theory. But people sort of forget that Gryffindors have more characteristics then just pure bravery. Like Gryffindors are impulsive, they do things without planning very far ahead. Which is a good, and a bad thing.
So, say Hufflepuff for example, they’re not very impulsive at all. Ron is pretty impulsive. Ron is also not very hard-working and so I don’t really see him as a Hufflepuff at all. Ron is a proper fucking Gryffindor, through and through.
And then we have Harry and Slytherin. Yes, we all know he could have been a Slytherin if it wasn’t for his choice not to want to be in that house. But hey. Slytherin’s characteristics are ambition. When the hell is Harry an ambitious boy? I mean he does okay in school and has some great marks in his O.W.L but it’s nothing special. Also, he has one idea of what he would like to do after Hogwarts but that idea is tossed aside the moment he doesn’t get an Outstanding in Potions. What’s your plan now then Harry? (Obviously things worked out but my point here is his lack of ambition.)
Then we have Hermione who, like McGonagall, was so very close to be in Ravenclaw. But Ravenclaws are a bit quirky and very individual, and that’s not our Hermione. Our Hermione tries really hard to fit in (not to change) but to fit in enough to have friends. To be accepted for the brilliant young girl she is. Hermione is brilliant, but she doesn’t tick all the other Ravenclaw-quality-boxes.
I don’t know where the hell this rant came from and I still think the theory is brilliant. But Gryffindors are more then just pure bravery, and as the theory states. Anyone can be brave, you don’t necessarily have to be a Gryffindor.
Harry Potter Q&A: Reblog with your own answers
Your house: Hufflepuff Your favourite character from the trio: Ron Weasley Three other favourite characters: Nymphadora Tonks, Remus Lupin and urgh I can’t pick just one other… And Molly ‘badass’ Weasley. Least favourite character: Dolores Umbridge Favorite book: PoA or OotP One favourite moment: so hard to only pick one. I’ll go with the moment in OotP when Harry breaks in to Umbridge’s office to talk to Sirius (and Remus.) How you were introduced to the series: My mum heard of this new British children’s book called Harry Potter and she bought the Swedish copy and read aloud to me and my brother. The rest is history What would your favorite lesson be?: Easily Care of Magical Creatures! Which hallow would you take?: Probably the cloak… Which character are you most like?: Tonks, or Ron… Three spells you’d like to be able to do?: Accio, Reparo and either Lumos or Expecto Patronum. Would you have entered your name in the Goblet of Fire?: No chance Would you have played Quidditch?: Urgh I would be so so bad at it, so no. But I would have loved watching it! What form would your Patronus take?: I’ve got no idea. Maybe a smaller bird like a thrush or sparrow but I really have no idea. A puppy would be pretty neat too. What would be your profession in the wizarding world?: I’d like to do something like Charlie and take care of (dragons) magical animals. And since I’m Swedish let’s decide I’d take care for Swedish Shortsnouts in one way or another, okay? Awesome.
I expect you’re tired of hearing this, but you look so like your father.
The Marauders used to take turns taking care of Harry when the others had Order business or were too busy or needed a night off. It became a tradition among them, as they were passing the baby into the next caretaker’s hands, to say “you’re it. good luck.”
The last thing Sirius saw as he was falling through the veil was Remus running over to Harry, and the last thought that ran through his head was “you’re it. good luck.”
Why don’t you just rip out my heart? It would hurt less then this…
yo but let’s imagine little baby harry laughing and saying “moony” before he can say padfoot, because moony is totally easier to say, imagine sirius’s indignation, imagine remus’s bewildered delight
"We’ll be at Hogwarts in ten minutes," said Professor Lupin. "Are you alright, Harry?"
Harry didn’t ask how Professor Lupin knew his name.
-The first time Lupin addresses Harry by his name
Rereading the books, this interaction breaks my heart. Because the first time you read it, you assume Lupin knows who he is because he’s Harry, and that he recognises his scar or he’s seen Harry’s picture in the papers, maybe. But once you’ve read the books, you know that it’s because Lupin’s seen that face before. Harry looks only a little older than James did when Lupin first met him - he probably still has photographs of the Marauders at that age. Harry looks about the age that James did when he found out that Lupin was a werewolf - a terrible, dangerous, Dark creature - and told Lupin that he didn’t care. He looks exactly like James did when he was a teenager - except with Lily’s eyes.
Lupin recognises Harry because it’s the face of his best friends’ son. He probably held Harry as a baby, not long after he’d been born, with James and Lily smiling happily over him. He probably watched Harry toddle around their house in Godric’s Hollow when he was first learning to walk.
And it reminds Lupin of everything he lost that night when James and Lily died, and Sirius went on the run.
That’s how he knows Harry’s name.
Why. Why would you do this?
This is exactly what I think everytime I reread PoA. There’s so much more he asks Harry, really, at that moment then if he’s okay after the Dementor attack. It’s the first time he’s seen that face in a decade and, being Remus, Harry must have crossed his mind at least more than once during that decade. And so when he asks if Harry’s alright I think there’s something more to the question for Remus. It’s like, did the Dursleys treat you well? How have you been? Are you alright?