Monday, April 9, 2012

H is for ...

And we're back! Hope everyone had a lovely weekend! Weather just couldn't get anymore beautiful than it is right now in Florida. Easter was just perfect!

In continuing with my fave character theme for Blogging A-Z, I give you my choice for the letter H :

Hermione Granger, of course.

So why did I choose Hermione instead of Harry? After all, Harry was the star of the show, right? I liked Harry, but what made him come alive, was the characters around him. Hermione was always the wind beneath his wings. Smart, sassy, resourceful ... yet the product of muggles, and often the butt of other kids' jokes and insults. She didn't seem to fit into either world--too magical to mesh with muggles; and no impressive lineage to support her in the wizarding world. But this made her oh so relatable, and it was so great watching her grow into a striking young lady hopelessly infatuated with Ronald Weasley. I cheered them on through the entire series, so anxious for them to finally end up together.


Hagrid is another great H character... so rough and unrefined, but strong and brave. And the contrast of his adoration for animals, to his burly image was just brilliant. And he was loyal to Dumbledore til the very end. What a fun character!

How about you? Who's your fave H character? Or what do you think of these two? Please share ...

29 comments:

Emily R. King said...

Great "H" choice. Hermione is one of my all time favorite female characters. She is an amazing role model for all women!

Annalisa Crawford said...

I definitely agree that Harry was made better by the people around him. It thought it was nice to see Hermione fall for Ron rather than the 'hero' character.

William Kendall said...

Hermione's such a great character, smartest of the lot, and really so well fleshed out.

And Hagrid reminds me of my late brother, both big, burly guys, salt of the earth.

Cassie Mae said...

I love Hermione! One of my fav. female characters as well. Maybe cuz I had a thing for Ron and I lived vicariously through her, lol.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Hermione is the most popular choice so far today!

Kyra Lennon said...

Hermione is my favourite too!

Cortney Pearson said...

I love Hermione! Although I always thought Emma Watson was waaaay too pretty to play her. I just pictured her more nerdy in the beginning, until she got older, of course. :) Great pick!

Suzi said...

It's sad to say, but I have never read/watched Harry Potter. So I always am lost when others refer to the books, which happens a lot on writter blogging sites.

I promise, someday I will read HP, I just haven't yet. My son is a few years off from reading, so that's probably when I'll do it.

Johanna Garth said...

I loved seeing that sweet little Hermione face in my blogger feed this morning :)

Carla White said...

Both good choices. I'm partial to Homer Simpson. Not too deep, but always entertaining.

Jennifer Ruth Jackson said...

Harry Potter did have a fair amount of good "H" characters. Are there any that aren't from Harry Potter that you found intriguing?

Deana said...

I love these two H characters! They both are who they are and no one will change that. I think that is why I love them so much:)

Old Kitty said...

I love that I can now pronounce Hermione properly! Yay!

Take care
x

Theresa Milstein said...

Hermione, Harry, Hagrid--lots of good choices. It's my favorite series!

Susan Roebuck said...

The girl who played Hermione was so young in your picture (forgotten her name for the moment). We all like Hermione (I used to pronounce her name Hermy One LOL) because she's feisty and no-nonsense and, of course, she's half muggle. Good "H" word! (There are a lot of characters in HP whose names begin with "H"

M.J. Fifield said...

This is the second post I've seen devoted to Hermione today. I love it!! And Hagrid too, of course.

Karen Walker said...

Oh you are so right, Hermione is one of my favorite characters as well, Pk. She's much more interesting than Harry.
Karen

Brinda said...

I never noticed that all their names begin with the same letter...

welcome to my world of poetry said...

A great H post, brightened up our cold, wet and windy weather here in the UK.

Yvonne.

Debra Harris-Johnson said...

Yes great H choice.
dreamweaver

Stacy Jensen said...

Both great H choices. I'm still thinking about my H character.

Lauren S. said...

I always liked Hermione. Probably because she and I are somewhat similar...

Jaycee DeLorenzo said...

I love Hermione because she was valued for her intelligence! Yes, she came across as a know-it-all, but she stuck to her guns, and it was always for the better.

I remember reading this whole anti-Hagrid rant once where people went on and on about how he should never be let around kids, he was too reckless, dangerous, and fool-hardy when dealing with children's lives. That Dumbledore was using favoritism by keeping him around, and didn't truly care about the safety of the students, because if he did, he would never let Hagrid around kids. It was a bunch of moms who tend to get worked up over everything, from what I could tell.

I personally loved him. :D

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Suze said...

When I read the first book, I didn't know how to pronounce the name of this stellar character. In my head, I read, Her-me-own.

Savannah Chase said...

I've never read the HP books or seen the movie but have heard of the characters.

Donna Yates said...

I loved Hermione, Harry, and Hagrid. But most of all, I loved how creative JK Rowling was with choosing the names.

Annalisa Crawford said...

I was watching one of my favourite programmes the other night, and immediately thought of this blog. My belated nomination for a great H character is Dr Gregory House!

Leslie Rose said...

Yay, Hermione. Love her and Hagrid. My daughter is a muggle version of Hermione.