Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Hermione and Ron Forever

Tuesday, February 4, 2014
In case you missed it, J.K. Rowling said in an interview this past week that she regrets putting Ron and Hermione together, which naturally caused a pretty big uproar among Potterheads. It was online chaos! Ronmione shippers were pitted against Harmione shippers, not to mention Dramione shippers, and I'm sure the Snape/Hermione shippers (I'm sorry, but someone send them help) had something to say, too.

10 years after the last book, Potterheads are still incredibly protective of their literary couples, and it's kind of awesome that this fandom has remained so passionate and loyal for so long.

That said, I also think that the interview isn't that big of a deal.

Don't get me wrong, I was heartbroken when I first heard the news. How could Hermione and Ron, everyone's favorite book nerd and ginger (respectively), end up with anyone else? Does this mean that everything- the fourth year drama, Ron's showdown with the Horcrux in year seven- is a lie????

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And then, after I got past that, I thought, No, of course not. J.K. Rowling isn't writing an eighth book where Ron and Hermione get a divorce. And as far as I know, the new Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them movie won't have Newt Scamander using a time-turner to disrupt the romantic events of the HP books. Why?

Because the Harry Potter books are over, and there's no way to change what happened in them. Regardless of how our beloved J.K. Rowling feels so many years later, the story is finished and Ron and Hermione did end up together. Whether that is a good pairing or not doesn't change that fact (though, I will say that Hermione and Ron balance each other out, which is why I believe their relationship would work).

Once Deathly Hallows made it into the hands of us, the readers, the ending was the ending, plain and simple. And as John Green put it, "Books belong to their readers." So I'm not going to get all bothered over this interview- J.K. Rowling has the right to say what she wants concerning the books she wrote, just like we have the right to adore Hermione and Ron.

And besides, were the books ever really about romance anyway?

How do you feel about the news? 

15 comments:

  1. When I read the interview I was really shocked but more than anything I knew that what she said wouldn't change what happened in the books so I just got really annoyed at J,KRowling. I thought what she said was so random and unneeded. I didn't understand why she came out with it so long after the series had ended. It seemed kinda pointless in a way.
    Lily @ Lilysbookblog

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    1. Once the whole interview came out this past week, it made a bit more sense. It seems like she was kind of thinking aloud, and what she said about how Hermione and Ron's relationship would take a lot of work makes sense.

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  2. I wonder if the movies influenced her feelings about Hermione and Ron at all. Movie Hermione and Ron felt very awkward to me. The books, of course, portrayed their relationship so much better. And really, there are Snape/Hermione shippers?!

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    1. Yeah, for some strange, messed up reasons, there are indeed Snape/Hermione shippers. *shudders*

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  3. I was shocked by this news but as you said JK Rowling can't change what she wrote ! I always love Hermione & Ron. They're my favorite couple in the series !
    I will continue in french :P : Je n'ai jamais eu beaucoup d'affection pour JK Rowling. Bien sur ses livres sont incroyables mais sa personnalité ne me plait pas trop. On dirait qu'elle veut renier Harry Potter ! Mais tout cela n'est que de la communication / un coup de pub V__V

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    1. Oh, j'aime J.K. Rowling, comme un auteur et une personne. Quand je l'ai vu à Lincoln Center (and met for about 30 seconds haha), elle semble etre tres gentile.

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