IBelieveInYou wrote:I can easily see Feuilly in Gryffindor.
Though Grantaire is a Slytherin for me. He is extremely intelligent, and Slytherins don't have to be bad or ill-meaning. A cynic who doesn't believe in anything would definitely fit there.
MamzelleCombeferre wrote:Can't argue with you on that second point though! Javert, Valjean, and Enjolras would definitely be Gryffindors, though I can see the sorting hat having a hard time placing Enjolras between Ravenclaw and Gryffindor though.
Morgan wrote:Bahorel definitely Gryffindor, and Courfeyrac as well (chivalry is one of the qualities the Hat gives Gryffindor, and, well, paladin).
deHavilland wrote:Morgan wrote:Bahorel definitely Gryffindor, and Courfeyrac as well (chivalry is one of the qualities the Hat gives Gryffindor, and, well, paladin).
I have a feeling that this is a product of Acaila's brain that I argued with her about at length, but now I can't see Bahorel in anything other than Hufflepuff.
Which is funny really, because if you look at the basic Hufflepuff traits they don't exactly line up where everyone's favorite bruiser is concerned. Hard work? This is a student of the eleventh year, he's not been working all that hard at his studies at least. Kindness? Capable of it, certainly. Probably heaps it upon his friends, but not exactly the first thing that comes to mind when you say Bahorel.
But that's looking at things at face value. The Harry Potter wiki lists the dominant Hufflepuff traits as Hard Work, Dedication, Fair Play, Patience, Kindness, Tolerance and [Being] Unafraid of Toil. Now, here we have Bahorel, who certainly hasn't been showing much dedication or tolerance to working hard and toiling when it comes to the law school he was more than likely enrolled in at some point. But let's call that the inevitable "nothing is what it seems" that goes along with JK Rowling's world. Crabbe and Goyle aren't showing too much by way of ambition or cunning and yet there they are in Slytherin. Hemione could just as easily have been accepted to Ravenclaw or Harry to Slytherin. But that would be too easy. Sure, Bahorel's brave; the walking talking wall took it upon himself to fill the hole in the barricade with his body.
But - and wahey, I'm starting a lot of paragraphs with buts - he's been in Paris since at least 1822 (1820 if you want to ignore Hugo and go by when Lallemand's funeral actually happened) actively partaking in the revolutionary activity of the time; Lallemand's funeral, probably the failed insurrection that followed a month after in August, the riot at Foy's funeral in 1826, the riot at La Rochefoucault-Liancourt's funeral in 1827, and the republican demonstrations that resulted in the disbanding of the Parisian barracks of the National Guard. And all this before we're introduced to Les Amis in 1828, after which point he certainly took part in 1830. So what's all that if not dedication to a cause, being unafraid of toil, hard work, working to achieve fair play, etc. etc. Bahorel's kind of like a pachycephalosaurus. Give him somewhere to point his head and he'll headbutt the crap out of it.
... also I just really like the idea of there being a group of Hufflepuffs and then also Bahorel. And people are like "nyah nyah, Hufflepuff!" and he punches them and it's great.
Aurelia Combeferre wrote:
And you just converted me to the idea. Somehow I also can see him in Ravenclaw (that penetrating mind of his), but just not in Slytherin. Bahorel as a Hufflepuff though...that's even more acceptable to me now.
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