Perspective of a Real World Slytherin

Niyah Messer , 12th Grade South Brunswick High School

Perspective of a Real World Slytherin

Niyah Messer

What is a Slytherin? Slytherins are known as the villains of the stories. Traits from a Slytherin are ambitious, cunning, and are strong leaders. They are determined to do whatever it takes to get what they want no matter who it hurts. Slytherins are described as vile and misunderstood.


Yes, most Slytherins are villains but others are forced and scared. The four houses of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry all have their traits and characteristics, all are not the same. Slytherin is the house no one wants to be in, even in the real world.


In my opinion most Slytherins and myself are not evil but they are actually very nice. They can be self-driven and do not require the help of others. The Slytherin house symbol is a snake while the colors are silver and green. All houses are appreciated except Slytherin because all the villains in the stories are mostly Slytherins or have no house at all.


People stereotype Slytherins as mean, selfish, and stuck up because of how a few in the house act when in reality they are not, the stereotype is very dumb. Being sorted into Slytherin you are automatically assumed as evil and have no chance to prove yourself.