Thursday, July 24, 2014

Harry Potter Moment of the Week (#3)

Harry Potter Moment of the Week hosted by Uncorked Thoughts.

Best Ron Moment:

There are so many great Ron moments and there are awful Ron moments as well - it's almost impossible to choose.  However, I'm making myself choose.

'At least no one on the Gryffindor team had to buy their way in,' said Hermione sharply.  'They got in on pure talent.'
The smug look on Malfoy's face flickered.
'No one asked your opinion, you filthy little Mudblood,' he spat.
Harry knew at once that Malfoy had said something really bad because there was an instant uproar at his words.  Flint had to dive in front of Malfoy to stop Fred and George jumping on him, Alicia shrieked, 'How dare you!'; and Ron plunged his hand into his robes, pulled out his wand, yelling, 'You'll pay for that one, Malfoy!' and pointed it furiously under Flint's arm at Malfoy's face.
A loud bang echoed around the stadium and a jet of green light shot out of the wrong end of Ron's wand, hitting him in the stomach and sending him reeling backward onto the grass.
'Ron! Ron! Are you all right?' squealed Hermione.
Ron opened his mouth to speak, but no words came out. Instead, he gave an almighty belch and several slugs dribbled out of his mouth onto his lap.

This moment is one of my favorite moments because it shows just how loyal he is to his friends.  This one of those ordinary moments in which we see Ron defend his friends and even though it didn't turn out as planned his intentions counted one hundred percent.  Yes, Malfoy said a disgusting thing and all the Gryffindors around him were appalled, but something strikes me about how Ron reacted.  It makes me proud to think that a 12-year-old has enough tenacity to fight for his friends in a way that would definitely get him in trouble if a professor caught them regardless of what Malfoy had said.


  1. Awww poor Ron! I loved how he was so fierce and loyal but maybe he was too rash with that busted wand of his :D It did save his life in the end. :D
    Lovely pick!

  2. Awesome pick ^^ I love that Ron was so enraged by this insult to Hermione that he was willing to curse Malfoy. I just wish Malfoy had actually gotten hit with the spell instead of poor Ron. It really does show how loyal he is to his friends and that he wouldn't back down to defend Hermione's honor!

  3. I loved how Ron stood up for Hermione, even though his spell ended up backfiring on him. I'm sure he would have taken the chance with the broken wand to defend her again, and/or Harry, too, if had had to.

  4. Awwww I couldn't agree more. When I read it or watch it still I pray for it to actually work this time!