I was honestly devastated when Anne with an E ended in 2019. Since it’s been about three years, I decided to rewatch it and relive the moments that made it my favorite show. And because I sort all the characters I love in other fandoms, I had to sort the significant characters in Anne with an E (only the show and not from the books).
You might be surprised where your favorite characters end up being! I’ll talk about why they were sorted in their house and what their lives would have been like in the wizarding universe.
As a refresher: Gryffindors are brave and typically reckless, while Ravenclaws are witty, creative, and curious. Hufflepuffs are the hard workers that will always be at your side in times of need. And Slytherins are ambitious, sly, and cunning. So, let’s get to sorting!
Tillie is only one of the many Hufflepuffs in the show. Unlike most of the others, though, I think the Sorting Hat wouldn’t have hesitated a second to shout out her house. Tillie always tries to make everyone happy and supports her friends at every turn, even when the town stood against them.
Tillie’s favorite class would be Care of Magical Creatures, but she’d also do well in Herbology. She’d be cheering on every house from the sidelines at Quidditch games. After Hogwarts, she’d settle down with another Hufflepuff wizard and work in the Ministry at a desk job.
Though we see Josie’s soft side later in season three, we mostly watch her trying to live up to her family’s expectations. She’s cunning and sly, but overall, she values tradition, which just feels like a Slytherin trait more than other houses.
At Hogwarts, Josie would do well in Transfiguration. I also think she’d learn to become an Animagus her seventh year and become documented as soon as she could. Josie would also only go to Quidditch games if her house was playing. After Hogwarts, she’d follow in her family’s footsteps and marry young, becoming a stay-at-home mother.
All of Jane’s family is Slytherin, but she doesn’t have that ambitious and cunning nature. The Sorting Hat might have spent some time debating, but it would decide that Hufflepuff is where she would feel at home and flourish. And that’s exactly how she met all of her friends.
Jane would have loved Defense Against the Dark Arts and Care of Magical Creatures. She’d also be the first girl in her family to play Quidditch. Though she wouldn’t be able to break the family tradition of marrying young, she’d marry a nice man, and they’d run a Magical Creatures shop in Diagon Alley.
Look at Ruby and tell me she doesn’t radiate Hufflepuff energy. Honestly, she reminds me of Hannah Abbott from the books, which is why I was already leaning toward Hufflepuff. Then, looking at her actions, it’s clear she’s loyal and hard-working, even when the odds are against her (especially in school).
At Hogwarts, Ruby would be spending her time between Herbology and Quidditch. She was talked into Quidditch her fifth year by Jane. The game is also how she got over her crush on Gilbert. After Hogwarts, she’d marry one of her teammates, and they’d run a wand-making business.
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While I almost sorted Winnie into Ravenclaw because she’s a smart go-getter, I think she values relationships over her brains. Even when talking with Gilbert about his feelings for Anne, she was courteous. I honestly think she would have flourished in Hufflepuff.
Winnie would have done exceptionally well in Potions and Herbology. Outside of classes, she’d be playing Quidditch or helping Madam Pomfrey in the Hospital Wing. Winnie would be one of the most sought-after Healers. She would travel the world assisting wizarding hospitals in getting on their feet before settling down at St. Mungo’s.
Unlike Winnie, Miss Stacy’s drive comes from her curiosity, making her the perfect addition to Ravenclaw. She always stood out, was ahead of the curve, and made sure her voice was heard because she knew stuff. Sounds like a typical Ravenclaw to me.
At Hogwarts, Miss Stacy would have done well in all her classes. Still, she enjoyed Muggle Studies the most because she knew more about it than the professor (her being a Muggle-born and whatnot). Miss Stacy would also be the Seeker for her house’s Quidditch team. After Hogwarts, she’d be hired as a teacher at Ilvermorny.
Mary was Bash’s short-lived wife, and she would have been sorted quickly into Hufflepuff. She was hard-working, kind, loyal to a fault, and always saw the best in people. I think that’s what Bash saw in her to begin with. That’s why she had to be in Hufflepuff.
Mary’s best class would have been Charms, but that doesn’t mean she didn’t love Divination. While she wasn’t on the Quidditch team, she was cheering on Bash from the sidelines. (Yes, they met as kids in this universe and had more time together.)
After Hogwarts, she’d marry Bash days after finishing up school. They’d live with Gilbert on his tree farm as his partners in business. And even better, in the wizarding world, she’d live a long, healthy, and happy life with Bash and watch her daughter grow up.
Bash and Mary had many of the same traits – hard-working, kind, loyal – and it makes sense he’d be in the same house as her. Bash barely knew anything about Gilbert but still left his job to live in Avonlea, working on the Blythe land. I can’t imagine any other house doing that.
Bash would have been smitten with Mary from the moment he saw her waiting for the train their first year. His best class was always Arithmancy, but he loved Charms because Mary was so passionate about it. After marrying Mary, Bash would be the best wand carver in his and Gilbert’s business.
It’s no secret Cole was an amazing artist with dreams of a better future for himself and his friends. His creativity drove him all the way out of Avonlea to the city, where he blossomed and grew so much. Ravenclaw would have done the exact same thing for him.
Cole would have done well in Muggle Studies, Divination, and Charms. While he wasn’t cheering on his friends at Quidditch matches, he painted and experimented with cameras. After Hogwarts, Cole would be a traveling artist, constantly crossing paths with Anne. He’d also never quite settle down, but Cole’s friends always had a room for him if he needed one.
I had a hard time figuring out where to sort Jerry because he honestly seems like he’d be a muggle. But I couldn’t do that to him, so in my head, he’s a Muggle-born wizard sorted quickly into Hufflepuff. Jerry is hard-working, loyal to his friends and family, and kind.
Jerry would have struggled with most of his classes until he met Diana. After meeting her, he’d do well enough to pass, and his favorite is Charms. After Hogwarts, he’d start a wand carving business, working with Gilbert constantly. Diana would also join him after her wanderlust had worn down a bit.
Mrs. Rachel Lynde made me so angry during so many episodes of Anne with an E, so of course, I wanted to say she’s a Muggle to be petty. But, since I feel obligated to sort her, she’d be a Gryffindor witch. Rachel is stubborn and headstrong, and she can be pretty reckless sometimes with her words.
At Hogwarts, Rachel’s best class would be Transfiguration. She’d also become an Animagus to get better gossip, which was her favorite thing about Hogwarts (she’d be a cat). After Hogwarts, she’d marry young as was the tradition in her family and work for the Daily Prophet.
Before Anne came to Avonlea, Diana was never able to be herself, follow her interests, and thrive. However, after she met Anne, she came out of her shell, found her passion for learning, and embraced her creativity and curiosity. She’d feel at home in Ravenclaw.
Diana would have done exceptionally well in all her classes, but her favorite was Potions. She would have worked hard to become an Animagus to prove to herself she could. She’d also join the Quidditch team her second year as a Beater (it’s good stress relief).
After Hogwarts, Diana would travel the world with Anne and write non-fiction books. After a few years, she’d settle down with Jerry, helping with the wand business. She’s got a steady hand, so she’d be the go-to person for placing the core inside.
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While his sister was sorted into another house, Matthew would have genuinely asked the Sorting Hat to place him in Hufflepuff. Instead of being passionate, he was much more passive in life until it counted. Matthew was also loyal to Anne after just one afternoon on the road together. What else would you expect from a Hufflepuff?
At Hogwarts, Matthew’s best class was Care of Magical Creatures. And that’s the only reason he didn’t hesitate when Marilla asked him to try to become an Animagus with her (he’s a rabbit). He’s also only at Quidditch games for two reasons: Marilla is playing, or his house is.
After Hogwarts, he’d follow a similar path as his Anne with an E story. He and Marilla would start a farm together, but it’d be for small magical creatures in the wizarding universe. I think he’d also enjoy setting up petting farms for the young wizards and witches that Anne befriends.
There’s really no other house for Marilla than Gryffindor. She’s incredibly stubborn and passionate about things that could affect her and her family. She also lets her temper get ahold of her, much like a few Gryffindors we saw in the Harry Potter books.
Marilla would do exceptionally well in Defense Against the Dark Arts and Transfiguration. After finding out Rachel was an Animagus, she convinces Matthew to help her (she becomes an Akita dog). After Hogwarts, she’d help Matthew with the animal farm, but she’d be in charge of the finances and Anne’s antics.
I know Gilbert is brilliant and witty. But I don’t think that drives him. His ambitions are always centered around those he cares about and living up to his father’s legacy. I can’t imagine a Ravenclaw acting like him most times, which is why the Sorting Hat would settle on Hufflepuff after quite some time of debating.
Gilbert and Anne would have had their rivalry from Anne with an E from the moment they met in Charms class. While he was the top student in all of his courses for his house, he would always be a point behind Anne. He’d also be Head Boy his seventh year and Chaser for his house’s Quidditch team.
After Hogwarts, he would have settled down on a tree farm, harvesting wood for wands like the rest of his family before him. While it’s not his passion, he loves having a place to call home. Gilbert would be like an uncle to Bash’s daughter. He’d also settle down with Anne on the farm when she finally finished her travels.
It might be easy to say the girl with the short temper, fiery red hair, and passionate speeches would be in Gryffindor. But what made her so emotional? Her creativity, curiosity, and sense of whimsy. That’s precisely why Anne Shirley-Cuthbert would have been sent to Ravenclaw after a few minutes of chatting with the Sorting Hat.
At Hogwarts, Anne and Gilbert’s rivalry would have taken up most of her time. And while she didn’t do Quidditch, she was there cheering on her house team. She would have been the top student in every class, except Flying. She would have also been Head Girl her seventh year. When she wasn’t in class, she’d be wandering the grounds.
After Hogwarts, she would have been a writer and traveled the world. After Diana had settled down from their travels, Anne would have kept traveling for a few more years before marrying Gilbert. While I doubt they’d have had children–remember, we’re talking the show and not the books–Anne wouldn’t have needed to convince Gilbert to adopt young Muggle-born witches and wizards who needed a new home.