Five Ron and Hermione Moments I Wish Had Stayed Faithful to the Books
I love how the filmmakers adapted the books. They retained the magic and brought the wizarding world to life. Previously, I have looked how the films improved and let down the books, and now I am going to focus on one of the best couples of the series: Ron and Hermione. They had several fantastic scenes in the movies, but they left out or changed some of their best book episodes. Below are the five Ron and Hermione moments I wish had been kept as how they were portrayed in the books.
1. Ron and Hermione’s First Kiss
I mean we should tell them [house-elves] to get out. We don’t want any more Dobbies, do we? We can’t order them to die for us —”
There was a clatter as the basilisk fangs cascaded out of Hermione’s arms. Running at Ron, she flung them around his neck and kissed him full on the mouth” (Deathly Hallows 625).
Ron’s change in attitude concerning house-elves shows how much he had grown over the series. He went from an immature child to a thoughtful hero. The moment he thinks about the house-elves, creatures Hermione had campaigned for, gave greater emotional impact to their kiss.
2. Dumbledore’s Funeral
Ron, he saw, was now holding Hermione and stroking her hair while she sobbed into his shoulder, tears dripping from the end of his own long nose” (Half-Blood Prince 647).
This moment, left out of the films, demonstrates the strong bond between Ron and Hermione. They’re both there for each other to comfort and support each other.
3. The Almost Date
We’re allowed to bring guests,” said Hermione, who for some reason had turned a bright, boiling scarlet, “and I was going to ask you to come, but if you think it’s that stupid then I won’t bother” (Half-Blood Prince 282).
Before Ron hooked up with Lavender, there was this brief moment where they might have gotten together. Unfortunately, Ron’s immaturity ruined it, but this also meant that when they finally got together, it was more satisfying.
4. Sensitive Ron
Hermione’s eyes were swimming with tears again. Ron got back off the bed, put his arm around her once more, and frowned at Harry as though reproaching him for lack of tact” (Deathly Hallows 97).
When Hermione wiped her parents’ memories, Ron, once again, was there for her. By the end of the series, Ron’s emotional range was definitely bigger than a teaspoon.
5. “Are you a witch or not?”
HAVE YOU GONE MAD?” Ron bellowed. “ARE YOU A WITCH OR NOT?” (Sorcerer’s Stone 278).
Crookshanks?” wheezed Hermione, bent double, clutching her chest. “Are you a wizard, or what?” (Deathly Hallows 651).
This moment may not be as emotional as the others, but I love how they balance each other. In their respective moments of panic, they remind each other of their strengths and skills.
What are your favorite Ron and Hermione moments? Any others you wish had stayed faithful to the books? Let us know in the comments!