Thursday, 3 April 2014

Harry Potter Moment of the Week - Trewlaney vs. Firenze?

It is Thursday again and I have snuck in time to prepare this post, so yaay! It's time for another Harry Potter related post and if you want to join in the fun, which of course you do, then all you need to do is hop on over to Uncorked Thoughts and join the Harry Potter Moment of the Week crew. This week's question is a face-off:

Trelawney vs. Firenze

I always shared Hermione's slight dislike for Trewlaney because she was just a little bit too out there for me. Divination wouldn't be my chosen subject if I could pick some, Ancient Runes would be preferable! But then they had to cast the genius Emma Thompson for the role and now I just can't dislike her, because Emma is what I want to be! Also, no matter how much I disliked her, I almost threw the book when Umbirdge was mean to her. She didn't deserve that.

But yes, Firenze all the way. I was so upset that him coming to Hogwarts in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix wasn't in the films! I remember the chapters of him teaching were some of my favourite ones in the book. He was described as this beautiful centaur who turned this classroom into looking like a forest and I really loved it. Also, the idea that he was rejected by his own kind for helping humans and fought in the Battle of Hogwarts despite knowing it might be judged negatively, it just really made me appreciate him.

So, how do you feel about Trelawney and Firenze and which one is your favourite?


  1. Oooh I wish the forest classroom made it into the movies, I'd love to see that! I picked the same. :D

  2. Awww I agree. I wish that bit had been put into the film! I had to pick Trelawney though out of a strange sense of loyalty!

  3. I wanted to see the forest classroom too! It was so disappointing they didn't include that in the movies. I'm for Firenze all the way! :)

    -Kimi at Geeky Chiquitas

  4. I agree with you completely that Firenze and his scenes teaching in OotP should have made the films! They were among my favorites too, he was so mysterious and wise...and his classroom seemed incredible, I would have wanted to be in those classes! You're right though that Emma Thompson was brilliant (as usual) bringing Trelawney to life. You can't help liking her!