Thursday, November 19, 2015

Harry Potter Thursday - 19 November 2015

Uncorked Thoughts had a particularly difficult question this week for Harry Potter Thursday:

Favorite J.K. Rowling Moment

This is a difficult question. I mean, a lot of the Harry Potter topics are, but this one is especially hard.

J.K. Rowling has done so much, both in the literary and every day world. She gave us brilliant literature and she shows every day what a kind and generous human being she is. How do you choose something among these many, many moments to single out as your favorite?

Eventually I had to bite the bullet and choose, so I went with this:

When J.K. explains the bravery and compassion that is shown by every member of the Hufflepuff house, I think it is the best defense they could have ever gotten.

Often Hufflepuffs are treated as a load of simple minded children that like to eat and don't do much else. They aren't seen a clever or ambitious or popular, they're just there. I'll admit that for the longest time I shared some of this sentiment, but having begun re-reading the series for the umpteenth time and being married to a Hufflepuff, I've come around a bit.

Looking back on the series and thinking about it, the Hufflepuff are the out and out good guys. They are friendly to all (with the exception of a bit of Goblet of Fire for obvious reasons), they're decent and hardworking, and they are brave not for any reason like recognition, but because what they're doing that requires bravery is the right thing to do.

No comments:

Post a Comment