Tuesday, June 19, 2012

The Real Hero of Harry Potter

Harry gets all the credit. It is his story, after all, but who is the real hero of Harry Potter? For me, the answer is simple.

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Without Hermione, both Ron and Harry would've been dead repeatedly. Not only that, but she held them together when they were ready to rip each other to pieces, acting as the glue in their little trio of heroes. Her powers of observation were unmatched and she was a mental sponge, absorbing all sorts of knowledge that kept them out of trouble numerous times. She was also the mastermind behind Dumbledore's Army, a group of children that played an absolutely crucial role in The Deathly Hallows. Not to mention that she took on one of the craziest, deadliest witches to ever live and didn't get herself killed. Those are just a small handful of the things she did to aid Harry on his quest to vanquish Voldemort and save the poor house-elves from their lives in slavery.

Who do you think is the real hero of Harry Potter? Harry? Hermione? Ron? Mrs. Weasley? Chime in!


  1. I agree with you. Harry might be the chosen one who gets all the credit, but he would have been dead multiple times over if it wasn't for Hermione. I think Snape is also often underestimated because for most of the series all the work he'd been doing to help Harry and keep him alive happens behind the scenes.

  2. Ooo, good point about Snape. He's my absolute favorite character. I think I went through a full box of tissues reading the last book.

  3. I always liked Dumbledore as a kind of "father figure hero." I think Rowling did a great job setting him up as this very stable entity in the book, a foundation which others really built on. It made his ultimate fate have that much more of an impact.


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