Lauren Fairweather
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How do you feel about the idea that at Hogwarts they "sometimes sort too soon" by categorizing these 11-year-old kids so definitely so young?


Lauren Fairweather responded on 08/23/2011
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I don't think that house sorting is as important as everyone thinks it is. Yes, people grow and change. But I think the sorting serves more as a way to group kids with similar kinds of people for them to get along with. For that reason, it makes the most sense to divide them into the groups when they first get there. As people get older, they start to appreciate the differences in others a bit better and by then it doesn't matter what houses they're in because they have the maturity to make those decisions for themselves. And then they graduate and it doesn't matter at all.

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