Top Seven Ron Weasley Moments
It’s Ron Weasley’s 39th birthday today, so to celebrate, I want to look at Ron’s best moments.
The ending of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone is fantastic because all three members of the trio get the chance to shine. For Ron, it’s when he defeats the magical wizard chess. Plus, he demonstrates his bravery when he sacrifices himself so Harry and Hermione can proceed. Without that act, they never would have retrieved the Stone and stopped Voldemort.
Ron is there to save Harry in his worst situation, even if it means defying his mother, enlisting his brothers’ help, and stealing his dad’s magical car. Even at a young age, Ron is willing to risk punishment to protect his best friend.
Although he isn’t Hermione’s biggest fan at the beginning, once he befriends her, he becomes protective of and loyal to her. When Draco calls her a Mudblood in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Ron tries to jinx him in retribution. Unfortunately, this spell backfires on Ron, but this doesn’t change the fact that Ron’s intentions were wonderfully noble.
The second book is a great book for him. Not only does he help save Harry and defend Hermione, but he also faces his fears and follows a trail of spiders. He doesn’t have to go into the Forbidden Forest after them, but he does it for his friends and for those who had been attacked in school.
Weasley Is Our King
In Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Ron gets the chance to shine on the Quidditch pitch using his Keeping skills. Although talented, for weeks he lets Slytherin’s taunts and his own insecurities mess up his game. Luckily, he manages to overcome them and win the House Cup for Gryffindor. As someone constantly overshadowed by his friends and family, this achievement is fantastic for him.
The lowest moment in Ron’s growth is when he leaves Harry and Hermione in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. He soon regrets what he’s done and tries to locate them again. After several weeks of searching, he finds Harry in trouble. Not only does Ron save Harry, but he also destroys one of the Horcruxes too. This is definitely a great way of redeeming himself.
Ron and Hermione’s romantic tension comes to a boil during the middle of the Battle of Hogwarts when Ron thinks of the house-elves. Wanting to get the house-elves out of the battle to somewhere safe shows how much Ron has grown in character.
What do you think of Ron? Is there anything else I could have added to this list? Let us know in the comments!