Affiliation: Order of the PhoenixHouse: Gryffindor, 7th YearIn a 2006 interview, a fan hâm mộ asked Rowling what Hermione would see if she looked into the Mirror of Erised, which reveals a person"s deepest desires. Here"s how Rowling responded:Well, <…> at the moment, as you know, Harry, Ron, và Hermione have just finished their penultimate year at Hogwarts và Hermione & Ron have told Harry that they"re going lớn go with him wherever he goes next. So at the moment I think that Hermione would see most likely the three of them alive & unscathed và Voldemort finished. <…> But I think that Hermione would also see herself closely entwined... With... Another... Person <…>. I think you can probably guess who. (source)And we"re happy to lớn say that in Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows, both of Hermione"s deepest desires are fulfilled – she, Harry, and Ron see Voldemort defeated, & she và Ron finally get together. But Hermione sure has khổng lồ work hard in Book 7 to ensure both wishes come true.

Organizer và Voice of Reason

Hermione really shines in Deathly Hallows. Here we see that she"s grown into a strong, independent, và markedly less neurotic character than she ever has been. While, earlier, Hermione was more than a little crazy at times, here she seems lớn have figured out how best to lớn use her organizational and research skills in order to lớn keep Harry and Ron safe and, for lack of a better word, under control.It seems at times (as it always has) that Hermione is way ahead of Ron & Harry in terms of growing up; she"s always been the voice of reason, & this is still her role here. However, her relationships with both Harry và Ron have developed & matured, & the boys both recognize that this voice of reason is one that they should listen khổng lồ carefully. Though Harry and Ron have more dramatic conflicts to resolve, Hermione is, in some ways, the leader – she"s the one who"s figured out the practical concerns of their voyage, and she does so with a quiet maturity and confidence.

Hermione"s Sacrifices

That"s not to lớn say that Hermione has an easy time in Deathly Hallows. Far from it, in fact. As a Muggle-born witch, Hermione is in terrible danger while Voldemort is in power. The Death Eaters are essentially bent on committing genocide and getting rid of all witches và wizards lượt thích Hermione – those who were born into Muggle families và therefore lack a "pureblood" history.Next up, when Harry, Ron, & Hermione are captured by Fenrir Greyback & Co., it"s Hermione (the "Mudblood") who gets questioned and tortured. We hear her shrieks of pain as Bellatrix uses the Cruciatus curse on her, & then see Fleur nursing Hermione back to lớn health with the use of Skele-Gro. Of the three friends, Hermione is the one that suffers the most physically this time.


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In addition lớn being a target for Death Eaters, Hermione places herself in extreme danger by joining Harry on his quest. She makes a great sacrifice by joining him and sticking by his side the whole time. She even uses her magical powers khổng lồ brainwash her parents into thinking that they don"t have a daughter, and gets them lớn move lớn Australia, khổng lồ stay well out of harm"s way.

Hermione and Ron

For all of Hermione"s intelligence và bravery, she can"t be solid và mature all the time. As we"ve noticed for the past several books, she and Ron have feelings for each other that just can"t be contained, and Ron"s departure is easily the darkest time for poor Miss Granger. Yet she manages lớn keep the quest at the forefront of her mind và keep trekking along. But her emotional turmoil is all unleashed when Ron returns; only then does she reveal exactly how upset she was by his disappearance, và also how much she cares for him. Hermione"s always had some trouble getting her head and her heart khổng lồ work together, but here, she"s grown up enough to let herself admit lớn her feelings (not just her intellect). In the end, it"s Hermione who takes the first step và kisses Ron – after he shows concern for Hogwarts" house-elves, of course.

Hermione"s Future

In the Epilogue, we see Hermione married to lớn Ron và sending their daughter Rose off to her first year at Hogwarts. We"ve also learned that Rose has an intellect to match her mother"s – we wish we could see that in action. And if you find yourself craving a few more of the details of Hermione"s path, here"s an extra tidbit from Rowling:Hermione began her post-Hogwarts career at the Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures <…> where she was instrumental in greatly improving life for house-elves và their ilk. She then moved (despite her jibe khổng lồ Scrimgeour) khổng lồ the Dept. Of Magical Law Enforcement. (source)

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