I will forever adore Hermione

The Women of The Harry Potter Universe | Canonball.

“She doesn’t end up with the hero; she is not there to be Harry’s love interest. She is a total badass despite her prim & proper reputation. So often, female characters are allowed to be aggressive or rebellious, but in exchange are stripped of traditionally feminine qualities & are forced to pick up masculine traits. Hermione is never made to do that. She is written to be highly logical AND emotionally expressive, a combination not afforded to today’s leading ladies.”

I always loved Hermione for this reason. She is so much like me. I would read the books and watch the movies and repeatedly think, “That’s what I would do!” or “That’s how I would behave!” or “OMG she’s just like me!”. Even as an adult, I found renewed inspiration to be fully feminine and fully badass in a fictional teenage girl.

2 thoughts on “I will forever adore Hermione

  1. Tina and I were watching HP7.2 last night, and at the moment down under Gringott’s where she jumps up on the dragon’s neck and says, “You boys coming??” (or words to that effect), I was thinking, Every once in a while you wonder why Hermione was not sorted into Ravenclaw, and then she does some stupid-ass, badass thing like that and you remember she’s just as insane as the rest of those Gryffindors.

    Gryffindors. *snort*

    – A Ravenclaw

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