Worst Things Happened at Hogwarts:
It is true that Hogwarts is the most magical place and the dream school we all wish we could have attended but that doesn’t mean that it has no flaws. As much as we love Hogwarts school of witchcraft and wizardry, there are some things that have happened there that we are not proud of. Here is a list of all the bad things that happened at Hogwarts in the series:
10. Harsh punishments:
Remember Harry‘s very first year at Hogwarts when he and his friends (and Malfoy) get punished and are sent to the forbidden forest? This is where Harry almost gets murdered by Voldemort too. So a group of first-year students get punished to wander in the dark forest at night accompanied by just Hagrid and his dog. Isn’t that a bit too much?
9. Snape as a teacher:
Let me make this clear that this point is not against Severus Snape being a bad character or anything but only about him being a bad teacher. Snape had great knowledge about many subjects and he was a master of potions but a teacher is supposed to be more than that. He was biased against the students and only favored the Slytherins. He also targeted Harry because of his personal reasons which are an awful thing to do for a teacher. Also, he often bullied the students.
8. The house competition:
One of the exciting things about being a student at Hogwarts is that you can earn points for your house and the winning house wins the house cup in the end. However, this competition is rather flawed as teachers give points as per their beliefs and values. On one hand, where Minerva McGonagall is super strict about rewarding the students, Snape showers points on his own house generously and also punish the other houses often. This seems like a flawed system.
Peeves is a poltergeist who roams the corridors of Hogwarts and teases the students. He is a menace and is often up to some mischief or the other against the students. It is hard to believe that the school hasn’t gotten rid of the nuisance. He often bullies the kids and even some teachers and is only scared of a few people such as Minerva Mcgonagall.
6. Exams getting canceled:
So we saw at the end of chamber of secrets that the final exams were canceled by the headmaster Albus Dumbledore and even though it sounds like a pretty cool thing as a student but we must remember that there were the 5th and 7th year students too who would have had their OWLs and NEWTs that year which are extremely important. So canceling exams wasn’t the smartest move on Dumbledore’s part.
5. Students safety being endangered:
As much as we love Hogwarts, we have to admit that it was sometimes pretty unsafe for the students. There were many things in the school that were objectionable with a large three-headed dog being just one. The school had rules and regulations but those were often not enough. The school should have made student safety a priority.
4. House-elves as slaves:
A lot of people may not know that a large number of house-elves worked in the kitchens at Hogwarts and these elves were basically slaves. Even though many liked being workers at the school and never protested, it is still a messed up concept that an entire species doesn’t mind being slaves. It is only Hermione who saw how bad the situation was and she worked for the welfare of these elves.
3. The defense against the dark arts teachers:
It is believed that the position of the defense against the dark arts teacher was cursed and therefore there was never a teacher who stayed more than a year and most of them just turned out to be complete nightmares for the students. With the exception of Lupin, every DADA teacher that we see in the series was horrible as some tried to torture students, some were frauds and some just had lord Voldemort stuck at the back of their head.
2. Tom Riddle:
Well, of course, Voldemort was going to be a part of the list as he is pretty much single-handedly ruined every school year for Harry and his batch. If only Dumbledore had an idea what a menace he was going to be when he grew up. Tom Riddle opened the chamber of secrets when he was at Hogwarts and it led to the death of moaning Myrtle. He even wished to teach at Hogwarts after he finished school but Dumbledore knew better by then and rejected him.
Hogwarts school of witchcraft and wizardry has seen many types of evil but by far the worst thing that has happened to the magical school was a toad-like witch called Dolores Umbridge. As soon as she entered the castle, she started making the lives of the students and teachers hell. Umbridge probably did more damage to the school with her stupid rules and regulations than Voldemort ever did and that is saying something.