Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Harry Potter Week: Hermione: My Heroine

"Just because you've got the emotional range of a teaspoon doesn't mean we all have."
"Twitchy little ferret, aren't you, Malfoy?"
"It's sort of exciting, isn't it? Breaking the rules!"

Ahh… just a few of the many memorable quotes from Hermione Granger who so rocks my universe.  She’s clearly the smartest of them all and the best witch.  She is exceptionally logical and loyal, absolutely brilliant and brave.  So what if she's not the free spirit that Luna is.  Sometimes, especially when you're looking for horcruxes and facing the amassed forces of the Dark Lord,  you want someone super smart who knows her way around obscure spells. You want Hermione. 

But there is more to Hermione than just her brains and ability to work harder than anyone else. She has a strong social consciousness that she is willing to act upon, even though her efforts on behalf of house-elves (S.P.E.W.) sometimes made her unpopular…not only with her fellow students but even with the house-elves at times. But Hermione doesn’t run on the fuel of popularity.  That’s another thing I admire about her. And remember how she puts up with so much from Ron before he finally figures things out.  Geez, she deserves a medal for that.

I also love her friendship with Harry.  I love how she’s grown so beautifully into herself through the books.  And finally…her patronus is an otter (supposedly J.K. Rowling's favorite animal!).  You gotta love that!

For more of Hermione’s words of wisdom….

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