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Did Harry Potter and Hermione Granger really belong together? (Opinion)

By Aaliyah Gibson,
Maybe Ron and Hermione weren't meant to be

When the Harry Potter franchise ended in 2011 with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, there was a feeling of sadness in the air. Yes, an ending that was arguably justified occurred, but on the other hand it was saddening to see a world you grew up in leave the screen forever. Luckily, while Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint may not live in the halls of Hogwarts anymore, we can still see them in other films and remember the days where Dumbledore gave the best/worst advice. That being said, when J. K. Rowling announced a twist to the books/movies we loved, the internet went wild with stories and opinionated comments.

Rowling told The Sunday Times that she regrets putting Ron and Hermione together. I can practically hear the dancing feet of the fans that always wanted Harry and Hermione together.

As a devout fan of the franchise, I can say that Rowling’s comment does not come as a complete surprise, but it does make me want to watch the movies again simply to see if there’s even a second where Harry stares at Hermione even a little bit.

Putting Ron with Hermione, in my opinion, was a pairing meant to be. While Harry and Hermione did seem to connect on a level that suggested they were close, I always saw it as more of a family bond than a secret love affair.

The chemistry between Ron and Hermione was something evident since the first film, even the first bit. As feuding friends that just couldn’t find a way to get along most of the time, picturing them together in the end was a brilliant way to bring all of the bickering to one solid conclusion: there’s always been something there.

On the other hand, Harry and Hermione did seem to understand each other on a level that only a hero and a leading lady can. But seeing Harry end up with Ginny finally brought Harry officially into the Weasley family. Ron marrying Hermione brought her into the Weasley family as well. They finally became a part of one family.

Rowling can spin the Harry and Hermione story into one book and of course I’d read it. But there’s something about the Ron and Hermione love story that just works.

image: Photo by Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images for BFI/image.net

 

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