A Tribute to Miss. Hermione Jean Granger
September 19, 2017
Today marks the fictional birth date of Harry Potter’s brainy best friend. Hermione Granger is a huge patron to Harry Potter’s journey throughout the series. She’s an intelligent bookworm, but there is far more than cleverness to her utter brilliance.
We’re first introduced to Hermione on the Hogwarts Express. She comes across as friendly, yet also a huge know it all whom enjoys boasting about her intelligence to all. At first Harry and Ron aren’t very fond of her, but after the Golden Trio went toe to toe with a grumpy. disgusting troll in the girls lavatory they become total bff’s. Frankly Harry and Ron would most likely had died without the guidance of their female counterpart.
Hermione solved many of their situations by reading through short and lengthy books from the Hogwarts library. She isn’t one to break the rules unless someone’s life is on the line, although she will break Draco Malfoy’s nose of course. Besides reading, Hermione was an activist for house elf rights. Her loyalty to her causes and friendship are easily seen.
In my humble opinion, Hermione is one of the greatest characters of all time. I absolutely enjoy how her strengths are shown so strongly throughout the novels. Hermione is shown as a kind hearted person who puts her education and morals above popularity and good looks. Being someone with extremely curly hair I understand the problem sister. Hermione is also a muggle born, so her bravery to overcome difference is colorful.
I cherish the friendship between Harry and Hermione. Both Harry and Hermione grew up in the muggle world and have this sibling like connection. Why did Harry never go live with Hermione’s family instead of with his rotten relatives? Maybe he didn’t like dentist? I still cringe at the idea of Hermione being with Ron, but it is what it is. Emma Watson was the perfect actress for the role of Hermione Granger. She truly is the brightest witch of her age.
Hermione reminds me a lot of one of my cousins. She’s well educated, speaks strongly for her beliefs and is loyal to her friends and family. It’s pretty cool to have Hermione Granger for a cousin. Likewise to Scout, Nancy Drew, Lois Lane, Katniss and Wonderwoman Hermione Granger will be a true role model for girls and also boys for years to come. I cross my fingers, hoping my MC will have the same success 🙂
This summer, JK Rowling brought us Potterheads back into the wizarding world. When I first heard about Cursed Child I was extremely excited, yet cautious for good reason. Cursed Child is not a book, but a screenplay. Curse Child did not capture the magic of the 7 installments, yet I expected so before reading this. At times it did not even feel like I was, reading Harry Potter. Overall I was glad to finally re-enter the wizarding world and see how Harry Potter and his friends were doing.
Basicslly Cursed Child is comparable to a poorly written fan fiction. This has upset a few Potterheads, none the less that should be expected. Being made into a play it isn’t meant to be like a novel, yet have drama and suspense fit for a theatre. Surely someday, JK Rowling will add on to her amazing wizarding world. Lets face it, Harry Potter is a huge franchise today. Yes, she has said that Harry Potter’s adventure’s are over, yet that does not mean there is more to come for other characters. I’d like to read a prequel about a young James Potter, Severus snape, or professor Dumbledore or even more about the Potter children and their classmates. There is so much depth to be put into the picture here. In Cursed Child, we only got to see Albus and Scorpius. Rose, Ron and Hermione’s daughter, was also in the story, yet in a limited role. I was hopeful we’d get to learn more about them, but that did not happen. They rushed from year one to year 4 in a matter of pages. I could not get into the character’s personalities which is ome main problem I have with this screenplay. Surely JK Rowling had nothing to do with their character development. This was not the Harry Potter characters from the books. Some moments they were just boring.
I was sad that notable characters such as Serius Black or Luna Lovegood had little to no mention in this screenplay. They left important characters out who could have made this better instead of carry on about Harry and Albus father/son issues. Clearly they’re not the first family to deal with such issues. I thought the story was not so bad, dealing with Albus and Scorpius searching for the time turner. I am glad to know that Draco is no longer evil and has found friendship among them. I never really thought of Draco as evil, but just a troubled youth with the worst family ever. The part I despise the most was Voldemort having a child. It just seems so awkward and bizarre to have him, producing children although it does make some sense that him and Bellatrix Lestrsmge would be a couple. Why even go there? Leave Voldemort in the grave period. Surely there is another dark wizard lurking about.
I’m sure Cursed Child would be fun to witness as an actual play. Reading the screenplay cannot compare to actually viewing the play in person. I’m grateful that JK Rowling wanted to give her fans who won’t be attending the play a chance to be a part of it, but this did not leave me satisfied. The story of Harry Potter will always have a special place in my heart. I’m hopeful that JK Rowling will continue the novels rightfully done someday, but for now we must wait.