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Old 20-09-2007, 18:10   #21
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I don't think the comment had anything to do with Wormtail. I think it was an offhand comment made by Dumbledore that he meant as something of a compliment, but came off as an intensely bitter irony that hit Snape like a fist to the stomach. What if Snape had been sorted in to Gryffindor? Would any of this have come to pass? Would Lily have ended up with James, or would her friendship with Snape have evolved into a love affair? If so, Snape would never have heard the prophesy, and thus neither would Voldemort. Harry would never be born, and Neville Longbottom would have been born without notice.

JKR is good at conjuring bits of irony out of thin air---I think that’s all she did here---just interjected an “oh my god you have to be kidding me” moment into the dynamic between Snape and Dumbledore. Dumbledore was certainly not taunting Snape, but the way Snape heard it was, “You know, Severus---I think we made a mistake---you were supposed to be in Gryffindor all along. Oops.” Dumbledore then walked away, leaving Snape standing there “looking stricken”.
That was a very good point. I like to think about forks in the road of time. What if one thing was changed but absolutely eveything was supposed to happen because VM was defeated. From Slytherin to VM to nothing.
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well we know that snape wanted lily to be in slytherin.. perhaps his family's line is slytherins..

and we know harry chose to be in griffindor.. he also made quite clearly that you can sometimes choose the house u want to be in...


it could be as simple that snape chose to be in slytherin
Yep. Which house was Hagrid in?
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Re: Perhaps we sort too soon........

hmmm. I have always assumed Gryffindor, but now that I think on it, I can't say that I remember it ever being mentioned . . . well if not Gryffindor then Hufflepuff, but I'm pretty certain it was Gryffindor.
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Hagrid was in Griffindor.
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