But because we’re seasoned Potterheads we can go one further. Two further, in fact. Here’s everything you need to know:
The theory that everyone seems to be gagging over at the minute is this:
So, if we follow this logic, it’s more about what values they believe in at that moment in time, rather than the values they actually posses, or will grow into.
It makes sense on some level because that’s why you get students sorted into houses which on the surface don’t really fit.
Like how is Gilderoy Lockhart a Ravenclaw? He valued intelligence and wit. But was actually a dumbass. The award for the worst Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher goes to…
And why wasn’t Neville Longbottom a Hufflepuff? Because he valued bravery and courage above all?
Hmm. It does sort of account for these oddities too:
Peter Pettigrew the puny little worm, and Marcus Flint, the slimeball. Ugh. Maybe The Sorting Hat just can’t account for human ass-hattery. Even Dumbledore admitted that they might sort too early.
“I sometimes think we Sort too soon.” He travelled further and further from who he could have been. https://t.co/HU5ADW915r
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) July 17, 2015
But then you’d need a communal house before they get sorted at a later age and OMG the house elves have enough on their hands already…
What about this though? Is this more logical?
Well, now. You can’t deny that theory has charm. Or how about this:
Because Dumbledore would never try and influence a child’s fate, would he? Because Dumbledore 100% isn’t a total dick is he? *sarcasm*
What is your theory about the sorting process? Share it with us in the comments!