July 15th, 2009

Essay: Slytherins, Evil, and Inter-House Unity

I just posted a short essay at my journal. It's on "how evil is presented in the Potterverse, on villains and character depth, and on the supposed theme of inter-House unity," to borrow a quote from the essay itself, or just "Slytherin Rant" for short. :)

Here's a link: http://paperflowered.livejournal.com/38471.html

I wouldn't call it Slytherin apologetics, per se, but rather a complaint about how Rowling handled "evil" characters and how it contradicted her continual message of inter-House unity throughout the novels. It's short (~1300 words) but I'd love any feedback, continued discussion, or disagreement.