Friday, November 10, 2006

Questions for Jo #4: Slytherin and monkeys

In Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets chapter 17, the statue of Salazar Slytherin is described as being "ancient and monkey-like." Why? This is such an odd break from the usual snake symbolism that Jo has used for Slytherin and the house he founded at Hogwarts. Should we be looking at folklore about monkeys?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

And Mr. Gaunt in monkey-like too... Interesting the fact. The descents keep the apperance after 1.000 years. But not Voldemort (lucky him, haha!).

nice reading you!

best wishes,

el cronista de salem