Slytherin House has an understandably negative reputation. In both the books and the movies, members of Slytherin House were frequently selfish, power-hungry, and dismissive of others. Indeed, one of the few legitimate criticisms of Harry Potter is the lack of variety in Slytherin House.
Nevertheless, J.K. Rowling did at least offer some variation throughout her work. Malfoy’s breakdown in The Half-Blood Prince demonstrated a vulnerable side to his character, and in The Deathly Hallows, both Regulus Black and Severus Snape were revealed to be some of the bravest and most noble characters across the whole series.
The Cursed Child also presented Slytherin House in a brighter light. Albus Potter and Scorpius Malfoy were a highly lovable duo, and their friendship ultimately saved what was otherwise a very forced and awkward addition to the Harry Potter franchise.
Though such characters were quite rare, they did more than enough to redeem their generally dislikeable house. Despite being unpopular, however, it cannot be denied that Slytherin House never failed to be entertaining.
How much can you remember about Slytherin?
Answers at the end!
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