Re: The redemption of Peter Pettigrew?
- From: trinity <th@'sallfolks.com>
- Date: Sun, 31 Dec 2006 15:15:08 -0500
On Sat, 30 Dec 2006 23:51:04 -0500, drusilla
On 30 Dec 2006 16:00:41 -0800, "Fish Eye no Miko" <fenm@xxxxxxx>
Show me in any book where Slytherin did not equate toWhich answers the question you asked above.
evil. The only character from Slytherin that we are aware
of not to be, for lack of a better term, sympathetic to the
dark arts is Slughorn....
You're also forgetting the Slytherin Headmaster whose portrait Harry
has talked to a few times, Nigellus Black. And there's at least one
Slytherin student who seems ok.
Phineas Nigellus was considered to be the worst headmaster in the
history of Hogwarts. Which student from Slytherin "seems to be ok"?
He was the "least-popular Headmaster Hogwarts has ever had", in Sirius's
words, not the worst Headmaster, which is not the same thing.
Depends on your point of view, I am sure the students under his
administration would think it is exactly te same.
And now that we're talking about the Blacks, well, there is Regulus
Black. He was Slytherin but realised he was not DE material after all.
The Nott guy, as Jo said, "[...]is a clever loner who does not feel the
need to join gangs, including Malfoy's."
Sirius's father was Slythering too, right? Because I found weird that,
while he fights his mother even when she's dead, he doesn't say anything
harsh about his father, except that he was a paranoid.
Which is why Slughorn was so concerned & ashamed he tried to
obliterate his own memory of the event.. It was considered very dark
magic & a forbidden subject.
Still, is not his responsibility. So far, he couldn't tell Tom Riddle
would end up being the most evil wizard ever; he thought him to be a
model student, perhaps always well intended. I suppose he just assumed
he was indeed researching and was so ambitious that he was eager to get
the answer, but never imagined he would actually use it.
Well using your logic I could give you a gun, never imagining you
would use it. Does that make me completely innocent if you take that
gun & go on a kill crazy rampage? Or do you think that the teachers
bear asbsolutely no responsibility for what they teach their students?