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I have seen many people posting hate posts about Hermione, I even got into a heated argument with one blogger. I am not saying everything she did was justified. But what was the ding dang reason!?!

Let’s explore!


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She discovered a whole new world at the age of eleven. That’s bound to affect her. 

Let’s be real. How many of us discover a world? Much less at the age of eleven!

Hermione Granger did not know she was a witch until the age of eleven. She was not very pretty but she was very smart. She had never had many friends. Then one day, after learning she was a witch, a whole new world of opportunities and possibilities opened before her. She would get to start over her life in a new world! She was/is bossy. Because of three reasons:

  • She thinks she’s always right.
  • She is almost always right.
  • She wants people to know she is right and wants them to stop teasing her and call her a know-it-all or nerd. (As we know, Hermione is a strong character and does not yield to circumstances, she bends the circumstances to suit her.)

As she is not a weak person and with the fact that people judge her by her high intelligence. She is no other resort but to be bossy. That is how she can get people to know her presence. Of course, it was a bad resort, but Hermione was a freaking eleven-year-old, a very intelligent eleven-year-old no doubt. (All through the books, I think, that Hermione wants authority, is capable of handling that authority, but isn’t always given the authority. In the fifth book, the Professors understand this and make her perfect.) She didn’t yet know how to cope with situations in a simpler and less bossy way.

House pride. 

She was very proud to be a Gryffindor and from her very first day she started earning points for her house with the help of her intelligence. She was not good at anything besides studies and magic. Sports was way out of her league. She was proud of being able to earn points! She tried to stop Harry and Ron from doing stupid things because she was afraid that if they were caught, they would lose house points. She had a lot of house pride.

Being expelled was a nightmare.

We all know Hermione’s iconic quote “…killed or worse expelled.”. There was more than her thirst of learning behind that. She was afraid that if she made any mistake, she would be expelled. Of course, later on, she learned that Hogwarts did not expel students for small rule-breaking. But then, she was very very afraid of it. If she were to be expelled, then she would have to return to the Muggle world and live there for the rest of her life. That thought was unbearable to her!

She was ashamed that she didn’t have any friends.

Ron made fun of her when she outshone him in Charms. Ron is a very sweet and nice person but he can be a tad too unkind. She wouldn’t have given it a damn if Ron had sulked. But he chose the mean path and made fun of her. Of the fact that she did not have any friends. So she cried and hid in the bathroom. You can say that Ron was angry that she beat him and was taking out his anger. Like an eleven-year-old would.

Why she lied to Professor McGonagall?

Yes, she was ashamed to admit that she hid in the bathroom. Anyone, even a freaking 30 years old would be ashamed to admit that. Her fear of being expelled also worked on her. But I think that she saw that Harry and Ron had risked their lives to save her. She did not want any trouble for them after that. So, she took the whole blame on herself and made it sound as if Harry and Ron had risked their lives, which they had. Maybe McGonagall saw through this. Maybe she didn’t. But anyways, all that was done was some point deduction and addition. Harry and Ron saw that Hermione appreciated their help and they became friends.

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Why Hermione Granger is the main hero?

Let’s go book by book, shall we?

Philosopher’s Stone

She helped the other two figure out what was hidden under the trap door. (The Stone)

She also brought them out of the Devil’s Snare. Yes, I know what you’re thinking, Ron yelled to light a fire. Only after she said, “it hates the light”. It is normal to panic at times like this! Harry and Ron would have died then and there. She also figured out the Potions Riddle. Without her, Harry would have drunk the wrong potion!

Chamber of Secrets

She was the one who figured out the whole basilisk thing. Without that crucial bit of info, Harry and Ron might not even have gone down to the Chamber and Ginny would have died and Voldemort would be back to power. So yeah, even in a petrified condition she helped!

Prisoner of Azkaban

It was because of her thirst of learning did she acquire the time-turner. Without the time -turner, Sirius and Buckbeak would have died.

Now, people say she tormented Ron with the whole Scabbers thing. Did Ron expect her not to get a cat for herself? Did he want her to apologize for her cat’s natural instinct? She handed in the Firebolt because she was worried about Harry. Nobody knew at the time that Sirius was a good man after all (Except Wormtail and all my fellow Harry Potter re-readers!). It was wrong of Harry and Ron to get angry with her.

Goblet of Fire

She helped Harry learn all the spells for the Triwizard Tournament. She stayed up all night to help him learn the Accio spell. Without her help, Harry wouldn’t have been able to get past the dragon. She also excepted the truth about Harry not entering his name. She was a support pillar for Harry for the coming books and Harry to her.

Order of the Phoenix

She was the one who thought of the DA. All because she wanted to be prepared for what was out there. And boy did that come in handy! She also helped Harry from being Crucioed by Umbridge. And she fought bravely in the Battle of the Department of Mysteries.

Half-Blood Prince

Ron was a prat to her throughout this book. She was annoyed because of Ron and the Potions book. This book mainly focused on these things, along with Dumbledore’s lessons and Draco’s plot. She had been right about the Half-Blood Prince, but I agree that she was jealous too. She, along with Ron, Neville, Luna and many others fought bravely on the night of Dumbledore’s death.

Deathly Hallows

Every. Five. Seconds.

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Nailed it!

Thank you for reading! I hope you liked it! Let me know in the comments whether you did or not (critiques are also welcome!).


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12 thoughts on “My views on Hermione Granger’s behavior. And why she is the main hero.

  1. I totally agree with you.

    I always thought Hermione Granger was the hero of the Harry Potter books.

    She was my 2nd favourite character.

    My favourite was actually Severus Snape.

    From reading the very first book, I always thought he was a man with a dark secret and something tragic that happened to him in the past that made him act the way he did and why he picked on Harry so.

    And this was a terrible burden that Snape personally carried with him.

    And that turned out to be the case.

    He loved Harry’s mother and was brutally teased and bullied by Harry’s father and Harry’s father’s friends.

    That’s why I was so devastated by the ending of Half-Blood Prince.

    I thought I had been wrong in thinking that about Snape and he really was a villain all along.

    Thus I was relieved to discover in the Deathly Hallows that Snape’s part in Dumbledore’s death was all part of an elaborate ruse.

    As Harry was to say in an ultimate compliment to Snape towards the end of the book when one of Harry’s children worries whether they’ll be selected for Slytherin House, “The bravest man I ever knew was a member of Slytherin House.”

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    1. I’m glad you agreed about Hermione’s role in the books.

      Severus Snape is one of the most complex characters ever written. Hats off to Rowling for writing him.

      He was certainly a very brave character and a hidden hero.

      Thank you for reading!

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