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Ravenclaw Giles- by _extraflamey_

In honor of the upcoming release of The Half-Blood Prince...

... I would like to dip a tentative toe into HP fandom and ask the following discussion question of certain members of my f-list:

Why Slytherin? Why Draco?

As someone who really isn't a fan of Draco or the Slytherin children en masse, I have my own thoughts on the subject, but I would like to hear from you. Let's get a real discussion going if we can.


There are definitely two ways (at least) to read Harry's privilege or lack thereof. I'm buying the Slytherin view not just because I'm enamored of muggle-tossing but because the author's preferences become grating when she refuses to give much more than a 2-D characterization of the majority of Slytherins.

I wonder if that division of the houses isn't just a story point but is also perpetrated by the author.