Question of the Week

Podcast Question of the Week – Episode 18

Episode 18 is on its way, and it’s out last episode covering book two! (Woo-hoo!) Here is the question of the week:

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets as you all know, is much about Harry’s going back and forth with the Sorting Hat over his Sorting into Gryffindor instead of Slytherin. As we know this idea about nature versus choice as far as Sorting goes is one of the biggest questions in the series.

Our question is this – why now? What is the rhetorical impact of Jo putting this question so heavily in the second book? And what is our final takeaway or resolution to this problem given Dumbledore’s words at the end?

Some responses to this question will be read on the next episode of Alohomora!

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