The month of March is Women's History Month, and to mark the occasion of powerful women in history, FlavorWire published an article on the most powerful women in literature.
According to the article, Hermione Granger was listed as the second most powerful female character in literature only falling behind Jane Eyre from the 1847 novel Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte.
From the article:
In the Harry Potter books, Hermione starts as an insufferable know-it-all, blossoms into a whip-smart beauty who doesn’t suffer fools (except Ron), and ends up as the glue that holds the whole operation together. Hermione’s steadfastness and sheer intelligence (plus the fact that she’s the only one who has ever read Hogwarts: A History) save her two best friends time and time again, and she’s the only one of the three never to wholly break down in a crisis. Intelligence often translates into strength, but only when wielded by a steady hand — and Hermione just happens to have both, and compassion to boot. That’s our kind of girl.
Congratulations Jo for making one of the most powerful female characters in literature and for giving millions of girls and woman a terrific role model.