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The theme of this week’s Harry Potter Moment of the Week is ‘If you could change one thing about book 1, what would it be?’
Okay, this topic is HARD. I mean, change one thing and you could change everything, drastically, further down the line. I’ve picked two things, both pretty minor.
1. “there’s not a single witch or wizard who went bad that wasn’t in Slytherin.” – Hagrid
Okay, sticking up for my House here 😉 This isn’t one you notice until after Prisoner of Azkaban, when you find out about everyone thinking Sirius betrayed James & Lily, but when Hagrid says this, he’d have been under the impression Sirius, a non-Slytherin, went bad – clear exaggeration and prejudice against the Slytherins.
2. The boa constrictor winks at Harry
A silly point, but as someone with a pet snake I can tell you they don’t have eyelids….