Thursday, October 15, 2015

Harry Potter Moment of the Week (#60)

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Favorite McGonagall Moment?

McGonagall is one of my favorite characters.  I mean, she had to put up with the trio, the Weasley twins, and the marauders all in one teaching career.  She has so many great moments.

I've mentioned it before but I absolutely love the biscuit moment between Harry and McGonagall.

'Is it true that you shouted at Professor Umbridge?''Yes,' said Harry.'You called her a liar?''Yes.''You told her He Who Must Not Be Named is back?''Yes.'Professor McGonagall sat down behind her desk, frowning at Harry.  Then she said, 'Have a biscuit, Potter.''Have -- what?''Have a biscuit,' she repeated impatiently, indicating a tartan tin lying on top of one of the piles of papers on her desk. 'And sit down.'

One of the most touching moments with Professor McGonagall is with Professor Trelawney.  She's not afraid to protect those she respects and calls friends, even if they are a bit weird.  She takes care of her own.

Professor McGonagall had broken away from the spectators, marched straight up to Professor Trelawney and was patting her firmly on the back while withdrawing a large handkerchief from within her robes. 

McGonagall has a way of being blunt both with the good and the bad.  She slyly finds ways to build people up with the truth.  She encourages Neville through all his years at Hogwarts, but this was one of my favorite moments.  Up until now, we hear nothing but complaints from Neville's grandmother, whether it's because his magic showed later than usual or that he was always forgetting things, or that he decided to keep his parents fate from his friends.  This moment between Neville and McGonagall is one of those moments that captures just how much she care for her students, just how much she knows her students and what they struggle with.  She is proud of her kids because they've grown up well.

"It's high time your grandmother learned to be proud of the grandson she's got, rather than the one she thinks she ought to have - particularly after what happened at the Ministry."

1 comment:

  1. I have so much love for McGonagall, I can hardly stand it! The biscuit one is a favorite of mine too^^ And I ADORED how she cared for Trelawney, despite the fact that she felt she was a bit of a fraud, she knew that Trelawney didn't deserve to be treated so poorly by the pink monstrosity! And how she encouraged poor Neville?! FEELS. I just want to hug her ♥