Wednesday, February 13, 2013

5 Essential Relationships in the Harry Potter Universe

Being in love with the Harry Potter fandom is not easy. There are characters who passed away, some who didn't end up with the "right" people, and others who just didn't get the time of day we wished they would've gotten. But, to be a character in J.K. Rowling's series? That might be even tougher. So much beautiful love and yet tragic heartbreak came with being a wizard/witch in her wizarding world. February is dedicated to love in spite of all of its disappointments, and here we are celebrating some great relationships from Harry Potter.

Hagrid and his magical creatures

Tested for his individuality of being a giant, Hagrid turned his care and attention towards other creatures that were strange and unusual. From his own dog Fang to the giant spider Aragog and firebreathing dragons, Hagrid adored animals as they were his greatest friends. In the walls of his hut, through the forbidden forest and even after serving time in Azkaban, he never failed to try instilling respect for these misunderstood creatures.

Argus Filch, Hogwarts and Mrs. Norris

Though Harry Potter declared Hogwarts was his home, one guy was with the famed boarding school through its lightest and darkest days: Argus Filch. A janitor to the school he stayed through all the different Defense Against the Dark Arts teachers, Yule Balls and Triwizard disasters. As a squib, he lived in the one environment where so many students had powers he couldn't fulfill. After being petrified by Tom Riddle, his other companion Mrs. Norris, was beside him always even when Hogwarts had been reduced to bricks.

Remus Lupin and Nymphadora

A relationship not only tested (but eventually succumbed) to the devastating and dangerous second Wizarding War. Their chemistry, trials, and tribulations were more explored in the book series and in the film. A lightly tended to relationship in the movie series, Remus and Nymphadora were together until the end.

Ginny Weasley and Harry Potter

If you look back on the series, Harry was quite the ladies man. Cho Chang, Luna Lovegood, the waitress at the diner, and Hermione Granger were all female characters fans could have seen Harry end up with. Bu through the years there was a quiet relationship brewing. We saw the youngest Weasley pine for the chosen one but their connection was always pushed to the backburner. Eventually, these two end up hitched, with a family sending their own children off to Hogwarts.

Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley

Possibly one of the most popular relationships in the series. They started out as friends; two peas in the golden trio pod. The first few years together, Ron and Hermione were at odds and ends always bickering with friendly fighting words. Their friendship molded into a romance that took years of fiery chemistry and was finally sealed with a kiss in Deathly Hallows. A married couple with their own kids nineteen years later, we can only imagine that all was well between them.

1 comment:

  1. I loved your post!
    I think the Harry Potter saga incredible love too.
    Pass on my blog, I have a post about Evanna,
    Emma and Bonnie. kisses :*



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