Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I

“You may be the chosen one, mate, but this is a whole lot bigger than that.”

For the first time ever, Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) and close friends, Ron (Rupert Grint) and Hermione (Emma Watson) forego returning to Hogwarts in favor of taking a dark journey. Given only meager guidance by the late Albus Dumbledore (Michael Gambon), the trio plan to find all of the horcruxes created by Lord Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes). By destroying each trinket containing a piece of Voldemort’s soul, the group will be able to finally defeat Voldemort himself.

Ron’s Problem
He’s USELESS, I tell you! Readers, I mentioned back in Chamber of Secrets how I feel about Ron Weasley and this doesn’t change things. The dude gets moody about carrying ’round a horcrux locket that the three of them have to share, so he leaves. He insists Harry must know something about their quest, even when Harry argues multiple times that he’s told Ron and Hermione all the information. He abandons his best friend and the object of his affection. Like a fucking baby.

Although, it might be worth noting that the kiddos in the series are all about 17 years old, so maybe Ron gets a bit of a pass seeing as he is actually still a bit of a baby. But who knows what the fuck Hermione sees in him. Always thought she should have ended up with Harry; don’t even get me started on the bit with Ginny, what a lackadaisical, unbelievable plot twist if ever there was one…

I think I may be getting off track here. In summation: The heart wants what it wants. Let’s just hope the brain never finds out.

Imposter Syndrome
Here we are again! Ron exhibits imposter syndrome on the coattails of everyone in his life. Here is a guy who has five older brothers, all of whom have unique characteristics that define them as their own individuals. Meanwhile, his two friends outshine him as well. The comic relief of the trio, Ron does play a mean (literally) game of chess and okay, he does some decent spellwork, but he’s a bit annoying.

Ron doesn’t fall into a classic category of imposter syndrome, but he does feel like a fraud when he’s hanging around with Harry and Hermione. That sliver of Voldemort’s soul gets a glimpse of this and shoves Ron’s face into his darkest nightmares – that Harry and Hermione love one another and don’t really need Ron.

I mean, it’s true. But it’s also not true because of course Harry can’t ALSO get the girl. THE GINNY THING IS SUCH A COPOUT.

Sorry, Readers. I got off track again.

Anyway, the incident with the locket and Ron’s humble return to his friends after abandoning them shows a bit of character. He also manages to destroy a bit of Voldemort’s soul and retrieves the sword of Godric Gryffindor. Imposter, he may seem to think so, but Ron’s usefulness upgrades from zero to slightly-more-than-let’s-say-four, which hopefully puts some of his insecurities to rest.

I still don’t know what Hermione sees in him.


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