November 25 2011, 07:58 PM
” dying? not at all. quicker and easier than falling asleep. “
★ fifty fictional characters that i adore ; sirius black
August 10 2011, 11:46 AM
Admitting when you mess up and trying to put it right is one of the bravest things anyone can do.
I also feel like breaking away from what is obviously a very close-knit family is also pretty brave. It takes backbone to stand against your family regardless of the reasons.
Let’s face it, it takes bravery to be different and be the intellectual in a family that, as a rule, are more boisterous than quiet and studious too. Bravery isn’t always a good thing. Every Hogwarts house trait has it’s good side and it’s bad side and Gryffindors being brave to the point they make impulsive and reckless decisions and stick to them stubbornly, is the bad side. Then Percy owning up and dealing with it represents the good side of being brave.
the real question is how peter pettigrew got into gryffindor
It takes the worst kind of bravery to betray the people you care about, let alone Albus Dumbledore. He had to know how Sirius, James and Remus would have reacted if he got caught, let alone the rest of the Order. That took some balls.
idk if I buy that. he didn’t act brave from what we saw of him, just cowardly and begging & pleading to be protected by whomever was nearest. I think more could have been made of the character — like if Peter had actually betrayed them because of profound beliefs or loyalty to the big V, but the impression I always got was that he was a weak, easily manipulated coward who betrayed them to save himself. but I doubt we’ll ever know what was really going on there.
JK Rowling’s inability to write Peter Pettigrew in any sort of logical manner is one of the greatest failings of the series. We’re given very little reason in Canon as to why MPP would keep him around beyond “fanboys are an ego boost! :D”, and that’s nowhere near enough to convince me they would logically have put the Potters’ lives in his hands. I don’t think you can treat Peter logically by only looking at what’s in Canon — you have to stop and think, “Well, how COULD he pull this off? How would he rationalize this? Why would they keep him around?” and dramatically expand the character from there.