posted by Misguided_Angel
I mark myself a Slytherin. Yepp, I a dit it and I feel no shame.
After all, we can't say that all of them are bad. (Regulas Black, and Severus Snape being notable examples.) as well as Narcissa Malfoy and Horace Slughorn (the fun, jolly fellow he is)(As noted in comments)
Its just a house with a bad rap, because of a few bad people.
Saying all Slytherins are evil would be like saying Germany is an evil, and horrible country JUST because Adolf Hitler originated there.
My personal opinion is that, yes some Slytherins went as bad as toi could go, but others just got wrapped up in the "misconceptions."
Many Slytherins are not evil, they are strong willed, independent, ambitious, and cunning people who desire to be the best.
And on a further note, lets look at a few less then 'chivilrous' Gryffindors.
Peter Pettigrew- Enough a dit I do believe.
James Potter, however Rebelle and loyal, was an arrogant bully.
Did the king Gryffindor himself, Albus Dumbledore not dabble (however temporarily) in the Dark Arts himself?
So what say toi Gryffindors, who have turned blind eyes to your fellows, who are less then Gryffindor-esque
Dumbledore said, "Its our choices that make us who we are"
So weather a person is evil ou not, isnt based on the house they were put in, its based off of they choices thay make within that house.
Do they choose to conform to the hipe, and be evil, muggle hating freaks, ou do they choose to be good, and attempt to break the reputation?
SLYTHERINS AREN'T EVIL
Just leave us alone people.