Anonymous asked: How would you sort Jasmine and Merida?
Jasmine: I would sort Jasmine into Slytherin. Jasmine is extremely determined and resilient. She wants to marry for love, and nothing will keep her from that goal. No matter what anyone says to her, she doesn’t compromise her goals or do anything in order to please anyone. She is very resourceful (using the stick to building hop) and cunning; a good example would be when she sees Aladdin in the throne room and does not miss a beat—she immediately hatches a plan, a really good plan that is crafty and shrewd. Clever plan making is a very Slytherin trait to me. Slytherins have a logical and calculative approach to plan-making; they see what needs to be done to get result they desire, and then they will do it, no matter how difficult or unpleasant it may be for them to do. Jasmine is fiercely protective of those she loves and will “use any means to achieve [her] end” of protecting them. When she sees Aladdin it doesn’t take her long to come up with a wily, sly way to save her father, Aladdin, herself, and her kingdom from Jafar. She doesn’t rush headlong to battle, but takes a more canny, astute path that will ultimately lead her to achieving her goals of marrying for true love and keeping her loved ones safe. Achievement for Jasmine is finding and marrying for love, which, as a princess is pretty ambitious, and she does not give up, and does not let anyone take that away from her.
Merida: I put Merida in Gryffindor. She is an extremely daring and courageous girl. She loves to ride Angus through the forest in a reckless, seemingly dangerous manner, as well as free-hand mountain climb up a very tall steep mountain for the adrenaline and to say that she did it. This adventurous spirit really says Gryffindor to me. She has a desire to push limits, the limits of her body and the limits her society has placed on her. She has strong sense of what is right and what is wrong, in an almost black-and-white sense. In her eyes, her mother is wrong and she is right. This strikes me as very Gryffindor, in the way that in book one the trio immediately decided that Snape, as well as Slytherins, were bad and then only ever looked for more proof of badness, not good (which again goes back to the black-and-white good/evil view). She is very upfront about how she feels about things and does not hide her true opinions. For example, when at the tournament to see who will win her hand in marriage, she is openly gruff; she doesn’t keep her anger to herself. She then exhibits two other Gryffindor qualities and very impulsively, very bravely, gets up and puts an end to it all.
This is a really interesting combination to ask, because they both have similar goals. I don’t know if you’ll agree with how I interpreted their character, but it’s just my opinion for you to ponder over/forget about/reject ;). Thanks for asking! ♥