John Lennon - Slytherin
John Lennon, pop star, composer, songwriter, and recording artist, founded the Beatles, a band that impacted the music scene like no other before or since. As a child, John was a prankster and he enjoyed getting in trouble. As a boy and young adult, John enjoyed drawing grotesque figures and cripples. John’s school master thought that he could go to an art school for college, since he did not get good grades in school, but had artistic talent. As a musician, John Lennon’s one true subject was himself. It was perhaps the only subject he knew really well, and in his best music and, occasionally, in interviews, the frankness of his self-regard had a revelatory, pioneering force. Lennon was poet laureate for a generation of narcissists, and he helped rock mature into a forum for personal explorations and reflections. And like all narcissists, he was obsessed with image, and spent a great deal of his life projecting one face or another, one “self” or another. He was known for a sharp, sarcastic wit. The Nixon administration attempted to have him deported, claiming it was due to Marijuana charges from 1968. It turned out, however, that they were trying to get rid of Lennon for his involvement in activism against the unpopular Vietnam War. Lennon’s musical skill, idealism, and introspective ways at first point to Ravenclaw, but his introspection often bordered on narcissism. His activism against the Vietnam War points to Gryffindor like tendencies. When Yoko Ono entered the picture, John Lennon followed his own interests as opposed to that of the group. This sounds much more like Slytherin behavior. Overall, John Lennon early life was dominated by the urge to prove himself, leading to the founding of The Beatles, and placing him in Slytherin House. John Lennon died by gunshots in 1980, obtained from a deranged fan in front of his apartment complex in New York.