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Over the past 20 years, Harry Potter fans have disagreed about, well, from J.K. Rowling to Emma Watson agree: Ron and Hermione's happily. After Hallowe'en, however, she becomes friends with Harry and Ron, and later takes part Ron invites Hermione to be his date (apparently as a last resort), but . JK Rowling has admitted that she made a mistake by pairing off Hermione Granger with Ron Weasley rather than with Harry Potter in her.
For reasons that have very little to do with literature and far more to do with me clinging to the plot as I first imagined it, Hermione ended up with Ron. If you have not read the Harry Potter books or seen the movies do not read on. The amount of time they spent in the forrest in book seven The seventh book had a lot of problems, but none so great as that stupid forrest. I, like everyone else who preordered the last Harry Potter book, read the whole thing in a day.
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And yet the time they spent in the forrest doing little except being angsty teenagers felt interminably long. Cut out that third of the book, and you have yourself a tight finale. But the bigger problem was that Harry ended up with Ginny, who, sadly, had little personality. It was clear that J. Rowling wanted to portray Ginny as a shy girl with a crush who develops into her own, bold woman. Her righteous anger at her brothers for judging her love life and defenses of Harry feel like lip service to female empowerment since Ginny has little to actually do—which is disappointing since other powerful female characters like Hermione and even Bellatrix feel fully realized.
Having Ginny and Harry end up together just so Harry could be an official part of the Weasley family fit too well and, quite frankly, made little sense. Bring back Cho Chang! Killing off Hedwig Sorry to pick on book seven again, but this killing seemed unnecessary, bordering on animal cruelty.
I know in the fight against evil, people have to die not Harry, Hermione or Ron, but, you know, less important people. What purpose did her death serve except to mentally prepare the reader for the slaughter to come.
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Scabbers was really Peter Pettigrew in hiding. Harry not being able to see the thestrals You see someone die, you see thestrals. He saw his mother die. Rowling explained this away by saying the only people who could see thestrals were those who had internalized and accepted the death they directly witnessed. I kind of see it now rereading the Grindelwald parts, but still, if you want Dumbledore to be gay and for people to know it, write it that way.
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Barty Crouch in disguise.
The pair spent a lot of time together. So why is the easiest way to get Harry into the same place as Voldemort to help him win the Triwizard Tournament?
Those sort of poor plans leave a good deal to chance. Hermione insists that he is only a pen-friend, but Ron darkly says that he would like to be a lot more than that. Hermione flushes at this comment. As Ron is leaving breakfast for the Quidditch pitch, on the morning of his first-ever Quidditch match, Hermione kisses him on the cheek. Ron seems bemused by this, rubbing the spot on his cheek as he leaves the Great Hall. Half-Blood Prince [ edit ] Fleur is living in the Weasley's house as she prepares for her wedding to Bill.
Ron, still dealing with the remnants of his infatuation with her, has mixed feelings about this development, as he seems to still be hoping for a kiss from her, but is totally abashed when she "jumps out at [him] unexpectedly, like then. Weasley and Ginny are not so pleased; she seems quite self-centered and doesn't seem to care for the feelings of the family very much. Hermione is upset by this as well; it seems that Ron's ongoing goofiness whenever Fleur is around is quite troubling to her.
Lavender Brown begins the school year openly flirting with Ron, much to Hermione's disgust. After a particularly terrible Quidditch practice, Ron and his sister Ginny have a row after he and Harry accidentally walk in on her snogging Dean Thomas in a Hogwarts hallway. They have a screaming match in which Ginny accuses Ron of having absolutely no experience with girls.
She says that Harry and Cho have been snogging, as have Hermione and Viktor Krum, and accuses Ron of being jealous because he's the only one presumably, of the Trio plus Ginny who doesn't have anyone to snog with. Since Ron is still smarting from watching Hermione being singled out by Krum, and their ongoing pen-pal relationship, he responds to Lavender's advances.
Their relationship is publicly and intensely physical — Harry at one point compares it to a vertical wrestling match, and at another point wonders which of several hands he can see belongs to whom. This causes a huge rift between Hermione and Ron that lasts several months during their 6th year. Hermione is somewhere between vexed and incensed at this relationship of Ron's, at one point summoning a flock of birds to attack Ron when he and Lavender barge in on her, evidently looking for a private place to snog.
Hermione, as an exceptional student, has been invited to join the "Slug Club", a group of students who periodically are asked to parties by Professor Slughorn.
Slughorn has made a larger than usual effort for the Christmas party, and Hermione is expected to bring a guest, as is Harry who has also been courted for the Slug Club. Hermione debates with herself, during Herbology class with Ron and Harry, who she will take to the Slug Club Christmas party. Ron eventually quietly asks if she will take him; she does not answer.
This strategy backfires on her, as McLaggen keeps trying to maneuver Hermione under mistletoe at the party. She latches onto Harry once he arrives, as his date, Luna Lovegoodseems to have chosen to spend her time discussing conspiracy theories with Professor Trelawney.
On his birthday, Ron eats some chocolate cauldrons which have been spiked with love potion by Romilda Vanewho intended them for Harry.
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After receiving the antidote from Professor SlughornRon is nearly killed by some poison intended for another victim, possibly Dumbledore. Though they have been going through one of their stretches of estrangement before this, Hermione, deeply worried, stays by his bedside in the Hospital Wing his entire first day. It is likely significant that the first time Ron speaks coherently after being poisoned, it is immediately after the first time that Hermione, waiting at his bedside, has said something, and that what he says is her name.
She visits him frequently until he is fully recovered, and thereafter she and Ron mend their differences. After Ron's recovery, Ron's spell-checking quill goes wrong one day when doing homework and messes up an essay he is writing. Hermione unbends enough to offer to correct it for him. With a sigh of relief, Ron pushes his essay over to her, saying that he loves her. Hermione blushes, but says only that he shouldn't let Lavender hear that.
Harry now determines that he must use Felix Felicis potion to get a memory from Professor Slughorn. Under the influence of this potion, he decides to don his Invisibility Cloak and go visit Hagrid. As he, Ron, and Hermione descend from the boy's dormitory, they run into Lavender; she of course can't see Harry, and starts berating Ron for being up in his dormitory "alone with her" Hermione.
This is basically the lever Ron needs to end his relationship with her. By the close of this book, Ron and Hermione are almost a couple. Between the battle under the Astronomy tower and Dumbledore's funeral, we see what appears to be almost a double date, with apparent intimacy between Ron and Hermione as well as an intimate relationship between Ginny and Harry; and Ron and Hermione sit together at Dumbledore's funeral, where we also see them comforting each other.
Harry, who has received his own copy from Ron privately Ron says it's not for his mother 's eyesnotes him using the techniques in this book both on his own mother and on Hermione; Hermione seems pleased when Ron compliments her.
Hermione is somewhat shocked when Viktor Krum shows up at Bill and Fleur's wedding; Fleur has invited him, and Hermione had not expected to see him there.
He, in turn, is disgruntled when Ron hauls Hermione away and onto the dance floor; it is obvious at this point that he had in fact been hoping she would be more than a pen-friend. Hermione and Ron are still on the dance floor when Kingsley Shacklebolt's Patronus arrives with news of the fall of the Ministry. There, as they turn in for the night, Hermione chooses to sleep beside Ron, holding hands with him for mutual comfort.
As the Trio escape from the Ministry, Ron is Splinchedand Hermione is desperate in her efforts to heal him. She seems almost as affected by Ron's injury as Ron is himself. During their search of the Horcruxes, especially after they retrieve Slytherin's Locket from Umbridgethe relationship between the friends is strained.
Ron, who is used to having three daily meals and not doing much work, is especially put out by their continued, apparently aimless, peregrinations through the cold, wet British countryside. His feelings are strengthened by the Locket, and, in a moment of rage when Harry admits not having a plan to find the Horcruxes, abandons the quest. His departure leaves Hermione in tears, and while they delay their departure the next morning in the hopes that Ron will return to their camp, eventually they decide that they must leave for the sake of their safety.
Knowing that Ron will not be able to find them again, Hermione is devastated, and simply sits, sobbing, at their arrival point, leaving Harry to set the defensive spells around them. By common unspoken agreement, Harry and Hermione do not discuss Ron's departure. Hermione retreats even further into her books, and Harry does not know how to console her. When Ron comes back, Hermione explodes with apparent rage, and starts to hit him with all her strength, the first show of irrationality from Hermione.
Harry has to separate them with a Shield charmwhereupon Hermione physically seems to retreat into herself. In hopes that Hermione will relent, Harry explained that Ron just saved him from certain death. She eventually does unwind, though Harry is a little surprised that she seems to not be moved by either Ron's saving Harry, or Ron's conquering the jealousy inspired by the Horcrux in its efforts to preserve itself.
Rather, it is Ron's detailing his attempt to return, and his finding Harry and Hermione by means of the Deluminatorthat cause her to relax a little.
However, relations between the two are very strained for a few days. As part of the reconciliation process, Ron accedes immediately to Hermione's suggestion that they visit Xeno Lovegoodoverriding Harry's caution, and guides them to the Lovegood house. Betrayed by Xeno, the trio must escape from the Lovegood home.
During the visit to the Lovegoods', and following the escape, Ron and Hermione seem to have fully reconciled their differences. When the Trio are captured and taken to Malfoy ManorHermione is kept apart from the others by Bellatrix Lestrangewho is torturing her in order to determine how they had found the Sword of Gryffindor. Ron is frantic, shouting her name and pounding the walls, as her screams reduce him to sobs. Once freed from the dungeons, Ron concentrates his efforts on saving Hermione, and though she has been tortured nearly to the point of being unconscious, it seems that Ron's efforts do have some effect.
When she has recovered, in Shell Cottageshe no longer seems quite as distant. After their arrival at Hogwarts, with the Final Battle in Hogwarts' grounds becoming inevitable, Ron expresses his worry for the house-elves and asks if he and Hermione should tell them to go away so that they don't get killed.
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This act of maturity and selflessness from Ron prompts Hermione to kiss him, ignoring Harry's presence, and apparently confirming their relationship status as Ginny had earlier similarly done with Harry.
Rose is going to start Hogwarts that year. The happiness apparent in the epilogue, as Ron jokes numerous times with Hermione, shows that they are both very content with their relationship.
It's more accurate however, to say that Ron's ability to empathise with the emotions of others is the size of a teaspoon. We have seen this repeatedly; Ron seems oblivious to how his words can be hurtful to others, though he sometimes says things deliberately; many of his more provocative utterances in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban are meant to sting Hermione, as retaliation either for arranging for Harry's Firebolt broom to be confiscated by McGonagall, or for her apparent callousness when his pet rat appears to have been killed by her cat, Crookshanks.
However, Ron also shows a lot of compassion towards Hermione on numerous occasions through the saga. It is Hermione's caring about Ron so much, also, that delays his return to the group in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Ron had no way to locate Harry and Hermione's next campsite once they had departed the one Ron had left from.
To spare Hermione's feelings, Harry avoids mentioning Ron by name, and so neither does Hermione. If Harry or Hermione had spoken Ron's name sooner, the Deluminator could have led him back more quickly.