Thursday, 8 July 2010

Character Connection – Ron Weasley

character connection Character Connection is hosted by IntrovertedJen over at The Introverted Reader every Thursday.

We all have characters we love. Let's spotlight these fantastic creations! Whether you want to be friends with them or you have a full-blown crush on them, you know you love them and want everyone else to love them too!

As I am re-reading the Harry Potter series, I thought I should feature one of my favourite Harry Potter characters. If you haven’t read the series and want to, there is a slight spoiler at the end.

Ron Weasley


How can you fail to love Ron Weasley? He is funny, handsome, loyal and one of the most humanly fallible characters in Harry Potter. He suffers from the side-kick complex where he thinks he is not good enough and only second best to the famous Harry Potter who defeats evil.

But Ron, you silly fool – you’re the person Harry will turn to in hours of need – you’re the one he would trust with his life, the one he respects the most out of all his friends because you have been there for him through thick and thin. Most people would have said that enough is enough – they wouldn’t risk their lives if they could help it. And yet you would sacrifice yourself for Harry Potter and you always stand up for what is right even if it doesn’t always work out for you.

It is harder to be the side kick – the one that is never noticed, never respected or appreciated enough. You have to stand in the sidelines watching others take most of the glory. But Harry wouldn’t be where he is today without you, you might not know it but to me, you’ll always be the real hero because you chose this path. Yes, Harry is brave because he stepped up to it and never ran away but it wasn’t his choice. Without you Ron, he would probably have never got past book one. Who knows what would have happened.

You suffered from doubt, from jealousy and from anger and sometimes you let these feelings get the better of you but you were strengthened by them and you always came back twice as strong. You don’t always keep calm under pressure and this is what I like about you. Your feeling – your heart, your honesty. You are a true friend who fights his fears and sticks by those he loves the most.

Just so you know Ron, you are my book-hero, the one I admire the most. I have since the first book and my biggest fear at the end was that you would be killed, or severely maimed. Since this wonderful series has come to the end, I have missed you the most.


  1. Funny you should pick him this week-I've been immersed in the Lego Harry Potter game for Wii all week, and I love playing as Ron! My favorite from HP is still Hermione, but Ron is way up there on my list!

  2. I always felt that Ron got the fuzzy end of the lollipop in the films. They always made him out to be such a clown when in fact he was Harry guide to the Wizarding world as well as a very brave best friend.
    Harry, and even the clever Miss Granger, would be totally lost with out his constant explanations especially in the first books.

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  4. Wow what a great character connection. You love for Ron is really almost tangible. :)

  5. +JMJ+

    You're right that Ron is underappreciated because he's "just" the sidekick. And yet he's so much fun and has such depth of character! There's something almost Dickensian about him--Dickens on a sugar high!

  6. You know, this is at least the second time Ron has shown up in Character Connection, but Harry has yet to make an appearance. I think that says something. I personally never found Ron handsome, but I do love his sense of humor and his loyalty.

  7. Ron's quirky behavior and his humor make him a very endearing character. I think he's is one of my favorite secondary characters of all time!

  8. I love Ron! For me he outshines Edward, Jacob, Peeta and Gale easily!

  9. That's a great choice, Ron is an amazing character, in my eyes much better than Harry Potter himself. You described him so well. Great post!



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