Dumbledore is pretty nepotistic Apr 13, 2016 14:06:50 GMT -5
Post by Comet on Apr 13, 2016 14:06:50 GMT -5
Spoilers ahead, but it's spoilers for the first Harry Potter book, so most of you probably know it already. And we're in the Harry Potter sub-board, anyway, so you must have read this.
I finished The Philosopher's Stone a few days back, and Dumbledore's decision in the ending to award Gryffindor a bunch of extra points seems to kind of make a mockery of the whole point contest between the houses. True, Harry and the gang's actions were important and heroic, but it wasn't really related to school activity at all. Also, giving Gryffindor exactly enough points to win the cup seems a very suspect thing to do. Dumbledore is clearly picking favourites; I find it very unlikely that, as the book claims, Slytherin had won the past several years until that with him as headmaster.
What's more is that, while there's several passages pointing out Snape's unfairness to everyone but the Slytherins, Dumbledore is never called out on this, neither by the narrator or any of the characters. I'm mildly annoyed by this hypocrisy.