Thursday, 19 June 2014

Harry Potter Moment of the Week - Hermione's Best Moment

I have been terrible at blogging this week despite all of my best intentions. I just seem to have so much more to do than I expected and then there's the World Cup to take into consideration. It's fair to say that with three matches a day to watch, I have significantly less reading time. But I will always make an exception for Harry Potter! Harry Potter Moment of the Week is hosted by Leah over at Uncorked Thoughts. This week we're picking:

Hermione's Best Moment

There are so many to choose from! I love how Hermione didn't fall into the unfortunate "Strong Female Character" trap that I've recently started seeing. She was strong, complex, interesting etc. but she actually served the plot in a number of ways on not just to fill a quota or make the main male character a hero. Anyways, let's pick a moment or three!

This was when I fell in love with Hermione (in the movies, in the books it was love at first sight/read). I can really relate to that need to show what I know.

But the moment, or rather story-line, where I became truly aware of how amazing she was, was when she founded S.P.E.W. in Goblet of Fire. I mean
"You know, house-elves get a very raw deal! It's slavery, that's what it is! That Mr Crouch made her (Winky) go up to the top of the stadium, and she was terrified, and he's got her bewitched so she can't even run when they start trampling tents! Why doesn't anyone do something about it?"
I have a soft spot for social radicals and the fact that Hermione is all about supporting minorities and standing up for their rights made me love her so much more. Although it was, of course, in some ways a bit silly, knitting her own hats and hiding them, it just showed how big of a heart Hermione had and how she was one of the most active people in the HP gang. Let's not forget how crucial she also was in the creation of Dumbledore's Army!

And of course this...
We all wanted it to happen and then it did!

So, what is your favourite Hermione moment?


  1. I love Hermione to bits, but I really loved when she punched Draco. So much win lol.
    -Kimberly @ Turning the Pages

  2. Hermione is all around amazing and basically with the amount of work and ass-saving she does, she should be the real hero of the stories haha :D
    The fact that she cares so much (and gets into rights movement issues after school as well) shows how amazing she really is (and how Emma is so close to Hermione she seems magical herself).
    Great pick!

  3. The SPEW thing was actually a surprise to me, but I enjoyed it. It was something about her character that I wasn't expecting at the time, but shows how much she cares about all the magical creatures. The knitting hats and scarves in her spare time of the way too many classes she was taking, showed a lot of determination. Excellent pick :D Jaclyn @ JC's Book Haven.

  4. This radical and exagerated side of Hermione is one of the things that I love more in her because itsn't something we are expecting of a so rational person. And well, se was a bit silly in some moments because of that xD
    And she punch Draco!! No Ron, no Harry, SHE!!=O

  5. I agree, I love Hermione as she is a true strong woman with a real point, not just there so that people can point to her as "the strong woman". She is a real person and serves a real point. Love it!

  6. How would it even be possible to only name ONE awesome Hermione moment anyway?! She's so freaking awesome! I love how she was always the first one to raise her hand up in class - I would have been that way too but I was horribly shy when I was younger >.< And yes when she came up with SPEW it was hard not to admire her - she was right about how House Elves were treated! And YES ^^ punching Malfoy in the face is always a winner. That little git deserved it and I ADORED her for being the one to do it :D Awesome moments Juli!

    Micheline @ Lunar Rainbows Reviews