Another week, another house!
If you guys don’t remember or didn’t see it, we’re doing a new tag that involves taking traits from each Hogwarts house and figuring out book characters you can apply them to.
Once again, I’m giving the credit for this idea to Hannah from A Clockwork Reader on Youtube. She’s definitely in the top three booktubers I watch and you should check out her videos. I’m linking her Hogwarts Houses videos in each house and so here is the Hufflepuff Recommendations video.
The rules are pretty simple:
- Give some sort of intro where you mention these rules, who tagged you if anyone did or where you saw it.
- Pick two characters for each trait from that house and explain why you chose them. (Can’t pick Harry Potter characters and if you have multiple bloggers like we do, one each will suffice.)
- Tag people if you want to, or don’t.
Caidyn will be in blue.
Chantel will do her thing.
This choice was kind of thrown in the air with a “sequel”, but I choose Atticus Finch from To Kill A Mockingbird. He’s the typical choice for a just character since he saw what was right and fought for it. Again, his justice is flawed thanks to Go Set a Watchman. I still loved that book and thought it added so much depth to his character, showing how justice can change and perhaps how older people get stuck in their old beliefs that were liberal yet become conservative.
I feel like when it comes to just, I can’t go wrong with Jess from Not Your Sidekick. I know I just recently read this book, but she was consistently the person who was trying to do the right thing, even if it was the most dangerous thing. When it could’ve been easier to go with the flow, she fought against that because it wasn’t right.
For loyalty, I choose Shadow from American Gods. (Which I reviewed earlier this year, and you can find my review here.) This is one of my favorite books of all time since it holds so many plots which are all done amazingly. Then the show complements it to an extreme that they fit together perfectly. I’ll stop gushing, though, and move on to talking about Shadow.
He’s a mystery character. You’re not supposed to know him or understand him or anything. The one thing you can be sure of is that his word is his word, no matter where it takes him. Especially words sworn on mead.
Okay, if you need lessons in being loyal, look no further than Rudy from The Book Thief. He was my favorite character in The Book Thief, and there were plenty of candidates, but he was willing to stick by Liesel no matter what. That’s what made him so lovable. His devotion to her was unwavering, even when it might put him in danger. If you haven’t read The Book Thief, I would highly recommend it.
I’m going to go with a semi-real character. Katherine of Aragon. I mean, she’s in so many fucking books that this isn’t cheating. You can find her in The Constant Princess or Katherine of Aragon, The True Queen.
To me, she fits perfectly as a Hufflepuff, but especially patient. Her whole life, she was raised knowing she would be Queen of England. So, she waited patiently to become of age. Then she married a boy she barely knew, only to have him die a few months after their marriage. Then she waited nine years to marry Henry VIII. She patiently waited for an heir, yet never had one. The rest of her life was spent waiting for Henry to realize he was wrong. It’s a sad story, but her patience is shown in every single way.
If we are going with characters who have to deal with arrogant pricks, then I can’t help but pick Percy from The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue. Sorry Monty, but you are getting thrown under the bus so I can have a decent pick. Percy could easily go under loyal, but I would say he is also patient. He puts up with Monty’s BS to the point where it gets him in danger. Yet he doesn’t snap for a long time. His patience is tested many times, especially when Monty is acting a fool, but he waits for Monty to get his head out of his ass before finally succumbing to his feelings.
Controversial choice, but I’m going with Jay Gatsby from The Great Gatsby.
Now, I don’t really like Jay over here. I think he’s kind of a dick who can’t move on from the past and desperately clings to materialism to prove himself as worthy of a girl he can never possess, yet he wants her as a man wants property. However, he worked damn hard to get where he was. See? A silver lining to everything.
This one was extremely difficult but I finally settled on Cas from The Abyss Surrounds Us and The Edge of the Abyss, but the first book is better so we are focusing mainly on that. Cas is forced to train a reckoner for a group of pirates and training a reckoner is extremely difficult and takes a lot of effort, it’s not usually done by one person because this is a giant fucking sea creature. However, she does it all on her own while dealing with being kidnapped and not being able to see her family again. She is literally working to save her own life and she survives.