Here’s my theory. The Harry Potter trio are actually representations of the other houses. Hermione is Ravenclaw. Ron is Hufflepuff. Harry is Slytherin. They’re all in Gryffindor because they asked. In fact, everyone in that house could have been in another house if they hadn’t…
Just to note a few arguments I’ve heard:
Harry just asked not to be in Slytherin:
It’s still brave to ask for what you want, especially from a very magical hat.
What about Neville:
“‘Gryffindor’ Neville was so excited that he ran off still wearing the hat and had to jog back amid gales of laughter to give it to Morag MacDougal.”
Seems like he got what he wanted.
“‘Terry Boot: “How come you’re not in Ravenclaw? With brains like yours?”
Hermione: “Well, the Sorting Hat did seriously consider putting me in Ravenclaw during my Sorting, but it decided on Gryffindor in the end.”’
Lastly, hat “Another Weasley” line doesn’t happen in the books. Move along, fake nerds.
THANK YOU JENNI HERD
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