What Hermione Taught Me About Being A Woman

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Although the last booked published in 2007 and the final movie came out in 2011, Harry Potter is still influencing youth around the globe and has an ever-growing fandom. Hermione Granger has had a huge impact on my life, by being the leading lady of one of my favorite series. Below is what she taught me about being a woman.

Loyalty is Magical

One of the best characteristics anyone can have is loyalty. Hermione is incredibly loyal to her friends, and often demonstrates her refusal to let Harry fight Voldemort alone. Loyalty is a commitment that many people won’t make or can’t make, and I believe being loyal is one of the most noble things to be.

It’s OK to Show Emotion

Showing emotion is not a sign of weakness. Swallowing emotion is more painful than expressing it. Hermione wasn’t afraid to cry on Ron’s shoulder or feel sorrow when Harry is about the go into the Forbidden Forest as a sacrifice. Hermione shows it is good to express feelings.

Stand Up For Your Beliefs

Hermione wasn’t afraid to stand up for what she believed was right. In the books, she creates S.P.E.W., which is the Society for the Promotion of Elvish Welfare. She fights the injustice and foul treatment of house elves at the Quidditch World Cup and beyond. She knows what is the right thing to do, so she pursues it.

Friendship is Powerful

Probably the most powerful lesson learned from the Harry Potter series is that friendship is magical. Having close, strong friendships with people (no matter their gender, race, etc.) is the best thing you can have.

Your Brain is Your Best Asset

Hermione is smart, and she uses it. Logic and knowledge are so important to her. She is known as the brightest witch of her age. And she uses her book smarts and street smarts on a regular basis.

It’s OK to Be a Know-It-All

It’s LeviOsa, not LeviosAR! Hermione is a know-it-all, because her intuition is flawless and her intelligence is impeccable. Hermione made it cool to be the first person to raise their hand in a class. She shows off her knowledge like how other witches show off their new robes. Flaunt what you got.

Fight for Good

Hermione CHOOSES to fight for the good of the wizarding world. She was sorted into Gryffindor because she would fight. She has Ravenclaw book smarts, but her strength, loyalty, and inner good makes her a true Gryffindor. She teaches us to fight for the good in the world, because happiness can be found even in the darkest of places, as long as one remembers to turn on the light.

What did Hermione teach you?

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13 Comments Add yours

  1. Very cool post and comparison. I haven’t watched the Harry Potter Series, but I know there’s a big following.

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  2. The books really show what true friendship is all about. This is still my favorite book series. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this. Loved it!

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  3. Reblogged this on Putting my Feet in the Dirt and commented:
    An amazing book series! Teaches the true meaning of friendship and many other important life lessons!

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  4. OHHHHH MYYYYY GAAAAWWWD! I love this and everything about it! Im a Harry Potter Fangirl for life. Im sharing it on my blog’s Facebook page. “Brilliant.”

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  5. herheadache says:

    I like how she takes care of Harry and Ron in the books and how she is always prepared. She doesn’t let either of them get away with things. Keeps them in check.
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  6. Dube says:

    Love this post. Hermione was my favorite character. I’m tweeting this too because I love this post.

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  7. denealsthislifeblog says:

    I really like this !!

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  8. lderringer says:

    I love Harry Potter!! Hermione is such a great character. I love how she’s so smart and doesn’t try to hide it. I think there are a lot of strong female characters in the Harry Potter series. I love Luna and her quirkiness!

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  9. Melody Sim says:

    This is amazing! And I love how it’s not just Hermione because Emma Watson herself taught us a lot about being a woman in her HeForShe campaign! 🙂 Thanks for sharing!!

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  10. Jaime says:

    I love this! Hermione’s kind of taught me that even nerds can become heroes!

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  11. I couldn’t have said it better! You’re absolutely right!
    And look at Emma herself today – what a role model!

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  12. I love Hermione. She was always my favorite. I’d be her over Harry any day. I know it was just a coincidence but I loooove that Emma Watson is like…the actual embodiment of Hermione.

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