Alright, alright, I admit my opinon is based on Harry's opinion
You have that opinion because that is Harry's opinion, and Harry is the narrator.
I DID say that Slughorn is cunning!! And I didn't said that all slytherins are vicious, spoiled and bratty and definitely not childish!
Your opinion of Slytherin appears to be "must be mean, petty, cruel, vicious, childish, spoiled and bratty" . . . completely disregarding that the traits of Slytherin House are cunning and ambition.
So far, all the Slytherins we know are cunning, mean, snobbish brats.
Slughorn is cunning of course,
It just happens that Slughorn's ambition was to be the man behind the curtain, which he did exceedingly well.
The whole of Slytherin house got up and left after Mcgonagall and the rest were done with explaining everything.
And again, this is subjective. Surely there was a SINGLE other Slytherin whose family weren't Death Eaters who would have felt that fighting against the Dark Lord and His forces would have been in their own best interest.
Not one of the Slytherins stayed back and fought, I believe, because they were too afraid of the Dark Lord. Remember what he said to Lucius in the Shack?
As for Slughorn, Mcgonagall asked him to make a choice, he made the right one.
Hey, sorry if you took any offence from what I said earlier. I don't have anything against Slytherin House.
Harry . . .and honest probably Jo as well, have either forgotten or never bothered to note that Andromeda was a Slytherin to start with. Yes, Crabbe, Goyle, the Death Eaters in general and Narcissa behaved in a manner that Harry considered reprehensible. But not all of them did, and Harry still hated the lot of them, and to be brutally frank, the way this thread was opened proves my point.
I never said that Slytherin House stood for all *or only* that is Evil.
They just don't have a lot of goodness in them. Not all of them are Evil but more than half ARE. And frankly, my opinion is going to be based on that lot.
As I said earlier, my opinion of Slytherin House is Hary's opinion, because that is what is in the books.Like the Sorting Hat's song...
Those cunning folk use any means
To achieve their ends