Why didn't Harry Potter marry Hermione? - Science Fiction & Fantasy Stack Exchange
As a child of the '90s, I learned a lot from Harry Potter 's Hermione Granger that I will forever hold close to my heart. From her, I learned to be. All of the following people have been Hermione Granger's boyfriend. Over the past 20 years, Harry Potter fans have disagreed about, well, 19 years after the Battle of Hogwarts, Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley are not "I wrote the Hermione/Ron relationship as a form of wish fulfillment.
Due to the intensity of their friendship and all of the hardships they have been through together along with Ron, Hermione is very affectionate with her best friends while they are together.
In addition, Harry and Hermione are always together — even if Ron is not around — which makes it very easy to mistake the two of them for an item. Perhaps the world was just trying to tell them something and they never took the hint. Over the years, both Harry and Hermione became a part of the Weasley family — and Hermione would eventually marry in to it — as Arthur and Molly Weasley would treat them like children of their own.
It must have been very different for them to grow up without siblings.
Unfortunately, Malfoy never really got his comeuppance for all the things he did, with the exception of two notable times that he was left bleeding by two members of the group. The honor of making Draco bleed belongs to both Harry and Hermione.
Both survived the agony, but their screams of pain made fully evident how painful it must have been for them. Fortunately Ron was never on the receiving end of this curse. I didn't know what I was doing half the time, I nearly always had help. Neither of the two of them could stand seeing the other with someone else because of how deeply they felt for each other. Thankfully it has all worked out for everyone and both Harry and Hermione are happy even though they are not together.
Let us know in the comments! While she never develops an attachment for Lockhart, she, along with many other girls in the school, seems entranced by him. Despite some clear evidence that his magical competence is limited, Hermione asks Madam Pince if she can keep the note Lockhart wrote giving her permission to check out a restricted library book.
It is only as the year continues, and Lockhart's competence is repeatedly challenged and found wanting, that Hermione finally loses interest in him. Towards year's end, Hermione is attacked and petrified by the Monster that has been released from the Chamber of Secrets.
When we see her in the Hospital Wing, Ron seems more deeply affected than Harry. Prisoner of Azkaban [ edit ] Hermione is somehow managing to take twelve subjects during most of this book, though it drops to eleven after she gives up on Divination in mid-April. She is far too busy, even with the Time-turner to assist with her scheduling, to have much of a social life, and when we see her she is tired from overwork and snappish.
When Hermione suggests to Professor McGonagallat Christmas, that Harry's new broom might be jinxed, this causes an estrangement between Hermione and the other two. During this time, Hermione is working to try and secure a reprieve for Buckbeaka job that Harry and Ron promised to help with, but have somehow forgotten. The return of Harry's broom could have cured this separation, but Ron's pet rat, Scabbers immediately disappears, apparently eaten by Hermione's pet cat Crookshanksleaving Ron estranged from Hermione.
We learn from Hagrid that she is feeling this separation very deeply — she is often in tears when she visits him. The two of them do reconcile when they have to start work on Buckbeak's final appeal, but they remain at least outwardly friends, rather than anything more serious. Goblet of Fire [ edit ] Ron is apparently infatuated with Fleur Delacoura Beauxbatons student and shortly the Beauxbatons Champion in the Triwizard Tournamentmuch to Hermione's disgust. When Fleur comes over to the Gryffindor table to ask if they want their bouillabaisse, Ron is almost struck dumb.
After she departs, Ron says that she must have some Veela in her ancestry. Hermione is rather nettled by this, and says that nobody else is acting that silly about her, but Harry notices that many other students seem similarly struck by her. Viktor Krumwho arrived with the Durmstrang delegation, and has been chosen as their Champion in the Tournament, seems to appear in the library whenever Hermione is there.
It is early in this term that the abortive duel between Harry and Draco Malfoy results in Hermione's already big teeth being dramatically over-enlarged by a stray curse.
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In the Hospital Wing, Madam Pomfrey arranges to shrink them to their original size, but Hermione deliberately has her overdo it, so that they are the correct proportion for her face. Matters come to a head at the Yule Ball. Ron invites Hermione to be his date apparently as a last resortbut Hermione already has a date - with Viktor Krum, who had haunted the library to get closer to Hermione. After three hours getting ready for the ball, Hermione is almost unrecognizably pretty.
Ron glowers at Hermione, livid with what the reader recognizes as jealousy, as she dances with Viktor. When she floats over to speak to Ron and Harry, Ron accuses her of "fraternizing with the enemy". After a row, Hermione angrily stalks off into the crowd, while Ron and Harry exit for a walk in the rose garden. After the dance, Harry finds Ron and Hermione arguing in the Gryffindor common room. Hermione shouts that if Ron does not like it, then, "The next time there's a Ball, ask me before someone else does, and not as a last resort!
It is obvious to Harry, and the reader, that Hermione understands the jealousy between them, while Ron quite clearly either does not, or is unwilling to accept it, and will not for some time. In the Second Taskthe merpeople are holding someone valuable to each Champion deep under the lake. Hermione is the "hostage" that Krum is to rescue. When Harry returns to the surface with Ron and also Gabrielle, Fleur's sister, Hermione and Viktor are close to each other, talking privately; Hermione breaks away from Krum briefly to check on Harry and Ron.
Fleur is overjoyed at Gabrielle's rescue and gratefully kisses Harry, and also Ron, because he helped. Hermione is somewhat bothered by Fleur's attention to Ron, but is distracted by Viktor, who is apparently trying to retain Hermione's attention when she talks to Harry and Ron.
Shortly after, Rita Skeeter writes a scurrilous article for Witch Weekly suggesting Hermione is keeping both Harry and Viktor as lovers. Hermione wonders how Rita knew Viktor had invited her to visit him over the summer; Ron becomes upset at hearing about the invitation.
A month before the Third Taskafter surveying where the task will take place, Krum asks Harry to walk with him. Harry is amazed when Krum asks if Hermione is Harry's girlfriend, and Harry replies she most definitely is not; they are only friends, despite how much Hermione talks about him. As the Beauxbatons' carriage is about to depart, Fleur bids Harry goodbye. Ron is once again almost completely tongue-tied in her presence, earning a vexed look from Hermione.
Order of the Phoenix [ edit ] Hermione remains largely unattached throughout this book, though she seems to be constantly holding Ron to a high standard, trying to turn him into a better person. It is mentioned that Hermione is writing to Viktor Krum, who Ron pettily persists in calling "Vicky". Hermione insists that he is only a pen-friend, but Ron darkly says that he would like to be a lot more than that.
Hermione flushes at this comment. As Ron is leaving breakfast for the Quidditch pitch, on the morning of his first-ever Quidditch match, Hermione kisses him on the cheek.
Ron seems bemused by this, rubbing the spot on his cheek as he leaves the Great Hall. Half-Blood Prince [ edit ] Fleur is living in the Weasley's house as she prepares for her wedding to Bill. Ron, still dealing with the remnants of his infatuation with her, has mixed feelings about this development, as he seems to still be hoping for a kiss from her, but is totally abashed when she "jumps out at [him] unexpectedly, like then.
Weasley and Ginny are not so pleased; she seems quite self-centered and doesn't seem to care for the feelings of the family very much.
Hermione is upset by this as well; it seems that Ron's ongoing goofiness whenever Fleur is around is quite troubling to her. Lavender Brown begins the school year openly flirting with Ron, much to Hermione's disgust. After a particularly terrible Quidditch practice, Ron and his sister Ginny have a row after he and Harry accidentally walk in on her snogging Dean Thomas in a Hogwarts hallway.
They have a screaming match in which Ginny accuses Ron of having absolutely no experience with girls.
She says that Harry and Cho have been snogging, as have Hermione and Viktor Krum, and accuses Ron of being jealous because he's the only one presumably, of the Trio plus Ginny who doesn't have anyone to snog with. Since Ron is still smarting from watching Hermione being singled out by Krum, and their ongoing pen-pal relationship, he responds to Lavender's advances.
Their relationship is publicly and intensely physical — Harry at one point compares it to a vertical wrestling match, and at another point wonders which of several hands he can see belongs to whom. This causes a huge rift between Hermione and Ron that lasts several months during their 6th year.Harry and Hermione - Accidentally in Love
Hermione is somewhere between vexed and incensed at this relationship of Ron's, at one point summoning a flock of birds to attack Ron when he and Lavender barge in on her, evidently looking for a private place to snog. Hermione, as an exceptional student, has been invited to join the "Slug Club", a group of students who periodically are asked to parties by Professor Slughorn. Slughorn has made a larger than usual effort for the Christmas party, and Hermione is expected to bring a guest, as is Harry who has also been courted for the Slug Club.
Hermione debates with herself, during Herbology class with Ron and Harry, who she will take to the Slug Club Christmas party. Ron eventually quietly asks if she will take him; she does not answer. This strategy backfires on her, as McLaggen keeps trying to maneuver Hermione under mistletoe at the party. She latches onto Harry once he arrives, as his date, Luna Lovegoodseems to have chosen to spend her time discussing conspiracy theories with Professor Trelawney.
On his birthday, Ron eats some chocolate cauldrons which have been spiked with love potion by Romilda Vanewho intended them for Harry.
Harry Potter should have married Hermione, admits JK Rowling
After receiving the antidote from Professor SlughornRon is nearly killed by some poison intended for another victim, possibly Dumbledore. Though they have been going through one of their stretches of estrangement before this, Hermione, deeply worried, stays by his bedside in the Hospital Wing his entire first day.
It is likely significant that the first time Ron speaks coherently after being poisoned, it is immediately after the first time that Hermione, waiting at his bedside, has said something, and that what he says is her name.
She visits him frequently until he is fully recovered, and thereafter she and Ron mend their differences. After Ron's recovery, Ron's spell-checking quill goes wrong one day when doing homework and messes up an essay he is writing. Hermione unbends enough to offer to correct it for him.
With a sigh of relief, Ron pushes his essay over to her, saying that he loves her. Hermione blushes, but says only that he shouldn't let Lavender hear that. Harry now determines that he must use Felix Felicis potion to get a memory from Professor Slughorn. Under the influence of this potion, he decides to don his Invisibility Cloak and go visit Hagrid.
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As he, Ron, and Hermione descend from the boy's dormitory, they run into Lavender; she of course can't see Harry, and starts berating Ron for being up in his dormitory "alone with her" Hermione.