Friday, March 19, 2010



Many have agreed that Hermione Granger is one of their favorite characters. I have to say she runs a tight race with Ron Weasley but, at the finish line, who can argue that Hermione is one of the most enduring characters written.

Her weaknesses:

Insecurity. And she works from that base in all she does. Holding herself to the highest standards to make up for the fear that she may be inadequate. She is a little bossy in her efforts to help those around her be all that they can be.

These weaknesses make her strong. She has compassion for the less fortunate and is always aware of the helpless who stand in the wings i.e. Neville Longbottom, half-giants, and house elves. She is loyal, instinctive, intelligent, clever, brave and protective of those she loves.

Hermione is the most adorable character ever. She inspires me.
How about you?


Kat Heckenbach said...

Hermione is totally my favorite character in the Harry Potter series. I relate to her in a lot of ways, and yes, I find her inspiring, too.

Lori Lundquist said...

Maybe I shouldn't admit this as it might discredit me as a reader/writer, but I've NEVER read a Harry Potter book! :-) I have seen two of the movies, so I'm familiar with the characters. But as for the books, nope. Haha. That's like children of the 80s who've never seen Star Wars, right? Anyway, there you go. I've come clean.
Have a good weekend!

Anonymous said...

Lori. I'm with you. Never read one and have never seen the movies, either. LOL.

Peter Stone said...

I've never seen nor read any Harry Potter stuff, sorry.

Are we talking about inspiring characters from TV or books?

I've always found Captain Picard from Star Trek Next Generation to be inspiring, a man of noble character who understands authority without abusing it.

From books, I'd have to say Aragorn in the LOTR.

KM Wilsher said...

Wow, three out of four writers haven't read Harry Potter. I am surprised.

HP is truly a great read. I totally reccommend it. Especially for writers. JK Rowling has her finger on the pulse of this generation's fancy. . .and it is NOT the magic that is bringing her fans back word after word, I promise. Give it a whirl.

Kat. I am nothing like Hermione, but she's a great character - another admiration we have in common!

Peter. My characters were from books, but Picard, yes. Good one. I have only watched a handful of STNG. . .have to dig that up!

Oh and Aragorn, yup! Man, that is a royal choice!

Chris said...

Woot! Someone from Harry Potter! I seriously love those books. The movies are great, too. I almost bought the two disk version of the latest movie, but then realized I need to save for ACFW... Whoops.

Hermione is a really endearing character. I enjoyed reading about her, especially in the later books where her true qualities shine through. J.K. Rowling really did an awesome job with her, huh?