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The Blue & Gray Press | April 21, 2018

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Harry and Hermione were always meant to be

By AMANDA MOTLEY

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JK Rowling’s “Harry Potter” book series are the supposed books of our generation.

Now don’t get me wrong, I am happy all the characters I am so fully invested in ended up happy, but it is because of this love and passion I have for each character that makes me weary over the idea of Weasley and Granger possibly being happy together.As for me, I am rejoicing at her realization that Ron and Hermione were not meant for one another.

Granger, Potter and Weasley had one of the most magical friendships of literary history.

It was a friendship in which they tested limits and over come murderous trials and tribulations, all in the name of love.

When you break down the facts, it is obvious to fans that Potter and Granger were meant to be.

If it was up to Ron, Hermione would not have even be in the trio.

During “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” there was a troll who was let loose and headed toward the girls restroom where Granger was crying.

Right away, Harry thought of Hermione and made sure they went to help her. Ron was not interested in finding Hermione, while Harry was determined they needed to protect her. It was in this scene that Hermione lied to protect Harry when he was being questioned.

Throughout the course of the book Hermione continually lied to protect Harry even though it was something she did not believe in.

She stood loyal to Potter and never left his side. Truly, she was the only person in Harry’s life that never deserted him. Even in “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” she stood by Harry when Ron wanted them to leave because she knew Harry could not fully protect himself and her strength was indispensable to him.

Harry and Hermione almost never argued unless it was a matter of life and death, and they never buckled under the weight of their troubled lives.

They dealt with Rita Skeeter, bullies, death eaters and Ron’s abandonment and still they never turned on one another.

Harry is also more compatible with Hermione intellectually.

She was known as “the brightest witch of her age.” Weasley, however, was lacking a certain amount of intelligence and common sense that he needed to be compatible to Granger.

They balanced each other; Granger’s character needed someone who would challenge her, and Potter did just that in almost every book. Potter even out ranked her in “Defense Against the Dark Arts. “

I understand why people may be outraged at the prospect that Rowling made a mistake by placing Hermione and Ron together in the end.

Seven years later, many fans still mourn the end. The very fact Rowling ended the book with the relationship makes it hard to see it any other way.

Sometimes I myself cannot imagine the book ending differently, but then I account for the small details, such as Hermione and Ron constantly arguing.

They bickered like siblings, and it was strange when they did finally become significant others. Ron and Hermione had nothing in common expecting Harry Potter.

For me, the fact Rowling herself seemed to think they would end up in counseling does not surprise me.

Though some may call me delusional or weirdly needy, I still crave a Harry and Hermione relationship scenario. And though reality tells me it will never happen, either way it still feels good to dream.