Over the course of the Harry Potter series, author J.K. Rowling has created some iconic, and let’s face it, kick-ass female characters like Hermione Granger, Luna Lovegood, Molly Weasley, Nymphadora Tonks, Ginny Weasley, and Minerva McGonagall. But are these women the norm or the exception in the Wizarding world?
Category: Three Broomsticks
One of the more intriguing presents Harry receives on his seventeenth birthday is a book titled Twelve Failsafe Ways to Charm Witches. It’s a present from Ron, who’s gotten it from Fred and George for his own birthday five months earlier. He tells Harry, “Explains everything you need to know about girls. If only I’d had this last year I’d have known exactly how to get rid of Lavender and I would’ve known how to get going with…” (DH113) But what are these twelve mystery tips exactly?
Concluding his three-part “Revenge” series, hpboy13’s latest article discusses the one character that seems most justified in getting payback: Harry. After everything he has suffered, losing his parents, being condemned to the Dursleys, and growing up with no real family, how could he not want revenge on Wormtail, the man whose betrayal of Lily and James caused all this?
In the next installment of his The Three Broomsticks Revenge series, hpboy 13 looks at Hermione, and her pursuit of vengeance within the series. Brilliant, creative, and determined, Hermione is the perfect candidate to pay back unsavoury characters. However, why does she get revenge, and no one else?
Harry Potter presents us with a multitude of themes on love, friendship, bravery, and morality, but what about revenge? There are countless despicable characters who certainly warrant vengeance.