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How Was Hermione Granger Vital To The Survival And Success Of Harry Potter And How She Became One Of The Most Powerful Fictional Heroines

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Hermione Granger is one of the 3 protagonists in the fantasy series Harry Potter written by J.K. Rowling. At age eleven she received an acceptance letter from Hogwarts School of witchcraft and wizardry. She befriended Harry Potter and Ronald Weasly and the series of novels chronicles their friendship and adventures at Hogwarts.
Although she wasn’t born a witch she still excelled in school and was one of the brightest witches of her age. Her mind is full of knowledge and her speciality is the ability to remember all that she has read. Due to this, Hermione can ace her tests. Although she is smart, she is also brave and has street smarts. She has proven to be extremely helpful towards Harry ...view middle of the document...

The trio learnt that there was a basilisk1 lurking around the school, at the time she was doing research on it in the library before she too fell victim to it. She was petrified2 by the basilisk and was sent to the infirmary. When Harry and Ron went to check on her they found a piece of paper in her hand, which gave them the information they needed to destroy the basilisk. If Hermione hadn’t been in the library researching about basilisks at the time then the trio wouldn’t have been able to stop the basilisk in time to save the school. She knows how useful she is to Harry and Ron. Although the Boys don’t say it much, they are truly grateful to have her in their company.
Another time Hermione has proved to be extremely useful was in the last book when she was travelling with Harry and Ron and trying to destroy Lord Voldemort. She was well prepared and organised. "Undetectable Extension Charm. Tricky, but I think I've done it okay; anyway, I managed to fit everything we need in here... I told you at the Burrow, I've had the essentials packed for days, you know, in case we needed to make a quick getaway. I packed your rucksack this morning, Harry, after you changed, and put it in here...I just had a feeling . . . ."(Page 248, Harry potter and the deathly Hallows).
Hermione Granger promotes qualities such as wit, intelligence, confidence, bravery, resourcefulness and she’s a clear thinker. She is also a huge change from the female fictional characters that most girls grow up with such as Cinderella, Snow White or Sleeping Beauty. She’s different because she isn’t the stereotypical beautiful princess who gets saved by a prince charming and lives happily ever after. Hermione is a complex female heroine who isn’t so dependant on a ‘prince charming’ to save her.
She says herself in Harry potter and the Deathly Hallows "Actually I'm highly logical, which allows me to look past extraneous detail. And perceive clearly that which others overlook," which shows that she thinks in a more dynamic way and can work with the information that she’s retrieved. A lot of times whilst reading the books I notice that Hermione was almost always in the library. You would think she had read every book in the library because of the amount of knowledge she had shared with Harry and Ron. All that time spent in the library proved to be useful when she would save Harry and Ron’s lives with the information she obtained. Without Hermione, Harry wouldn’t have been ‘the boy who lived’.
Of course she wasn’t always the brave confident girl that she grew into. She was a human being with insecurities and flaws, which shows how relatable of a character she is. In the earlier books she showed that she didn’t pay much attention to her flaws. She was always eagerly answering questions in class, much to the annoyance of her classmates. She never apologised for her strengths or would dumb herself down for anyone else. In the later books,...

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