One of the few things I haven’t minded about Frozen's success is the fact that it's helped Idina Menzel make a stronger leap from stage-fame to more mainstream-fame than the film version of RENT or her stint on Glee did.
Still, while “Let it Go” is a decent song - largely because of Idina’s powerhouse voice - it’s basically a poor man’s “Defying Gravity”.
So those of you who love “Let it Go” but have yet to hear the original Broadway recording of “Defying Gravity”, listen and experience a powerful, life-changing eargasm.
Hermione would have made a wonderful Slytherin. Fiiiiiiiiiiiic iiiiiiit!
The reason Hermoine isn’t a Slytherin is because she believes every time that what she’s doing is right. Not good for her. Not convenient. Not simply contributing to her goals. But she believes, with a whole-hearted conviction, that her choices are objectively right, fitting, and just. That’s why she doesn’t flinch. It’s one thing to think you’re doing something because it serves your ends, or its necessary. It’s another to have the burning conviction that the thing you’re about to do, no matter how heinous it might seem, is morally sound and just.
Slytherins know they’re justifying their means to get their ends. Gryffindors believe that every means they employ are just. Hermoine is a crusader knight with a wand, and doesn’t care what the collateral damage is so long as she is just in her destruction.
This is why Gryffindors are infinitely more dangerous than Slytherins. Slytherins serve their interests, and revise their plans when their interests aren’t served. They deal in reality. That’s what ambition is. But Gryffindors will march a bloody path down to the gates of hell if they are convicted of the moral necessity and justice of it, casualties be damned.