your house will be something like your family within Hogwarts.
I am sick and tired of seeing Hufflepuff hate. I’ve been quiet for months about it. I’m finally saying it all.
Before you say, “Jeez, it’s just a Harry Potter house, calm down!”, let me say, yes that’s true. But when it’s something many people relate to and then you call it the house for the stupid, dumb, or leftover kids, it’s insulting those people and I take it personally.
Hufflepuff is not the leftover house. In the Order of the Phoenix in the Sorting Hat’s song the following line is sung, “Said Hufflepuff, ‘I teach the lot and treat them just the same’”. - This is not Helga saying, ‘Well they’re not brave, cunning, or smart, I’ll take everyone else.’ She’s saying that she is unprejudiced. She doesn’t care who comes in, she values every mind. Although, that’s not to say just everybody can be in Hufflepuff. Goblet of Fire’s Sorting Hat song reads, “For Hufflepuffs, hard workers were most worthy of admission.” and The Sorcerer’s Stone’s song says,”You might belong in Hufflepuff, where they are just and loyal, those patient Hufflepuffs are true, and unafraid of toil.”. You have to have the rare traits of patience, loyalty, fairness, and honesty to be placed into Hufflepuff. Which are traits I’m very proud, though I tend to be modest, say I possess.
Hufflepuff is not the dumb house. Here I will admit something. Hufflepuff (and Ravenclaw) don’t have as many cool characters as the other two houses (I suppose Slytherin only really has Snape). But some of the characters we do have, are really awesome. Cedric Diggory will be my first example. When explaining the Triwizard Tournament, Dumbledore says, “An impartial judge will decide which students are the most worthy to compete for the Triwizard Cup”. And yes, Cedric Diggory was chosen for Hogwarts. Yes, he did die in the end. But he died bravely, with loyalty, protecting Harry. My second example will be Nymphadora Tonks, Auror. The following information will be from the Harry Potter Wiki. “It is incredibly difficult to fulfill the requirements of Auror training, let alone to pass the training with high marks. Applicants must first have excellent academic credentials before they are accepted into a rigorous training program. To be accepted one must have a minimum of five NEWT’s in challenging subjects such as Potions, Defense Against the Dark Arts, Transfiguration, and Charms. And no grades lower than ‘Exceeds Expectations’. Then prospective Aurors are required to undergo a stringent series of character and aptitude tests to show they react well under pressure.” Do I really need to say more? No Ravenclaw or Slytherin Aurors… We also have more awesome outstanding Hufflepuffs. Such as Pomona Sprout who worked with Snape to make a Mandrake Restorative Draught to heal the petrified students in Harry’s second year. Also, Heignst of Woodcroft, who founded Hogsmeade, and Bridget Wenlock, the famous Arithmancer who discovered the magical properties of the number 7 (something very important to the Harry Potter series). So just because you don’t hear about some of these people, doesn’t mean they aren’t very important to the series.
I will wrap this up by saying, yes, we are quiet and often underestimated and cruelly caricatured. But the next time you start to hate on us, think about these people above in this post, think of the people like me, who are fiercely proud to be a member of the friendliest, most decent, and most tenacious house of them all,
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