July is the months for all things Harry Potter, so I got on board too. Initially, I wanted this post to be about some famous problematic books and how it’s okay to like them as long as you’re aware of the nature of the content, but I’ve been writing serious posts lately all the time, so I decided to take a break and do something fun instead. We’ll reserve that discussion for some other day, shall we? For today’s sorting ceremony, I’m doing four characters each from different books across genres for a bit of variety.
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Lucy – Gryffindor
Even though she’s the youngest, she’s the closest to Aslan, the most adventurous and is always courageous enough to stand up for what is right.
Edmund – Slytherin
Since he discovers Lucy’s secret and comes to Narnia, he’s consumed by his greed that the Witch encourages and trades his family to feed his ambition.
Susan – Hufflepuff
Of all the siblings, her character is the least fleshed out, but she assumes the caretaker and elder sister role effortlessly while also fighting to keep those she loves safe.
Peter – Ravenclaw
With the burden of responsibility on his shoulder, he always seems to consider things practically, is resourceful and clever when it matters.
The Illuminae Files
Kady – Ravenclaw
She has mad coding skills, the ability to analyse situations carefully and set aside her feelings to get the job done.
Ezra – Hufflepuff
Ever the hopeless romantic, he is compassionate, hard-working, patient and the undisputed softie of the group.
Hanna – Gryffindor
She’s fierce, doesn’t give in to fear when it counts, is a trained martial artist and puts her life on the line repeatedly to save others.
Nik – Slytherin
He’s the quintessential bad boy, bending rules when it suits him and a sharp tongue at the ready which gets him into more trouble than he can get himself out of.
Salt to the Sea
Florian – Slytherin
He is an expert in forgery and deception but puts his skills to use to fight against the monsters of that time.
Joana – Ravenclaw
She’s a competent nurse, a pragmatic survivor and does her best with whatever she can get.
Emilia – Gryffindor
She goes through unspeakable trauma, but hides her pain under a guise of innocence and soldiers on despite insurmountable odds.
Alfred – Hufflepuff
A sensitive soul whose loyalty lies in the wrong place, he justifies the cruelty he sees around him by reiterating his blind faith in the propaganda that he’s fed and works hard to impress his superiors.
Do you like sorting characters in the books you read? Which house(s) do you belong to? If you’ve read any of these books, do you think I’ve sorted them correctly? Let me know in the comments section below.