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Let’s take a moment to look at Gryffindor’s qualities:
Bravery  
Courage 
Self-sacrifice
Many of you will see Peter as a coward, as a bad friend and an  altogether bad person. I see him as a good person who was misguided.
Throughout the books, I always got the impression that Peter was not  as popular as the other Marauders. It seems like he was a bit of a crowd  follower, and was thankful to have friends at all. However, as time  passed, he became “one of the lads”. To become an animagus is complex  magic, and I don’t think he would have been able to perfect it, had he  not cared enough for Remus and the others. We already know that he  wasn’t as talented as his friends.
However, living in the shadow of your three best friends has got to  take it’s toll. Like Percy with his brothers, I imagine Peter wanted his  own time to shine, and that opportunity happened to come from the wrong  place (at the right time). 
In a way, he was incredibly brave to betray his friends, and give up  everything he knew and loved. He cut off his own finger (that’s not  exactly a walk in the park), and later his hand. He’s also very loyal to  himself. 
Peter’s life ended when the silver hand Voldemort had given him  strangled him because he stopped trying to kill Harry, after being  reminded that he owed Harry his life. He went against the Dark Lord to  repay his debt. If that’s not self-sacrifice, bravery and courage, I  don’t know what is.
S.

Let’s take a moment to look at Gryffindor’s qualities:

  • Bravery  
  • Courage 
  • Self-sacrifice

Many of you will see Peter as a coward, as a bad friend and an altogether bad person. I see him as a good person who was misguided.

Throughout the books, I always got the impression that Peter was not as popular as the other Marauders. It seems like he was a bit of a crowd follower, and was thankful to have friends at all. However, as time passed, he became “one of the lads”. To become an animagus is complex magic, and I don’t think he would have been able to perfect it, had he not cared enough for Remus and the others. We already know that he wasn’t as talented as his friends.

However, living in the shadow of your three best friends has got to take it’s toll. Like Percy with his brothers, I imagine Peter wanted his own time to shine, and that opportunity happened to come from the wrong place (at the right time). 

In a way, he was incredibly brave to betray his friends, and give up everything he knew and loved. He cut off his own finger (that’s not exactly a walk in the park), and later his hand. He’s also very loyal to himself. 

Peter’s life ended when the silver hand Voldemort had given him strangled him because he stopped trying to kill Harry, after being reminded that he owed Harry his life. He went against the Dark Lord to repay his debt. If that’s not self-sacrifice, bravery and courage, I don’t know what is.

S.

tagged as: confunded confessions. peter pettigrew. wormtail. scabbers. harry potter. sorting hat. gryffindor.

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    I still don’t really like Peter Pettigrew but this analysis of him is pretty cool.
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    Dumbledore himself said the sorting hat sometimes sorts too quickley.
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    I disagree with this evaluation. For one, it wasn’t the brave thing to do to join Voldemort. Voldemort was a terrifying...
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    Yeah whatever he was still a douchebag.
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