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Hermione Granger Harry Potter Lexicon Essays

Harry talks with Ron and Hermione about Apparition, Slughorn’s memory, and Lavender. Kreacher and Dobby show up to report on Malfoy, making Harry realize Draco’s been using the Room of Requirement with Polyjuiced Crabbe and Goyle as lookouts. Harry spends some time trying to get into the Room of Requirement (unsuccessfully), Snape picks on him in class again, Moaning Myrtle reveals she’s been talking with a boy, and Harry runs into a disheveled Tonks and wonders if she loved Sirius.

Interesting facts and notes

Instead, he surreptitiously folded down the corner of the page

Hmpf. Harry dog-ears pages.

Ron was now struggling to finish a viciously difficult essay for Snape

From the subsequent remarks about Harry's disagreement with Snape and the Spell-Checking Quill, the essay is about handling dementors. Lupin once remarked during Harry's third year that the Patronus Charm was well above Ordinary Wizarding Level (PA12), so it makes sense that it would be a N.E.W.T.-level D.A.D.A. topic.

he had disagreed with Snape on the best way to tackle dementors

Huh. How many ways are there, other than casting a Patronus Charm?

His features recall the fine bones of my mistress

If Kreacher isn't just saying this because he'd rather have a "proper" pure-blood wizarding master or mistress, it may tell us a little more about what the late Mrs. Black looked like than is currently apparent from her portrait. Draco's mother is Sirius' cousin on the Black side, but given the inbreeding in pure-blood families, there may be a blood relationship between Draco and Mrs. Black as well.

"And I bet that's why he's been disappearing off the map - come to think of it, I've never seen the Room of Requirement on there!"

Hmm. Even a flake like Trelawney is aware of the room, but she was hired not long before Harry was born, after MWPP would've left school (HBP25). More to the point, the house-elves on staff are aware of it and use it in the course of their work - Dobby knew about it by his second year on staff (OP18), and MWPP were notorious for raiding the kitchens while they were at school. They'd have had to be on reasonably good terms with the house-elves for that. And MWPP never found out about the Room of Requirement?

"Maybe the Marauders never knew the room was there"

Well, now somebody in canon has referred to MWPP as the Marauders. May we now use this name for them in peace?

Wish I could Disapparate like a house-elf.

All right, now it sounds like we can officially classify house-elf reappearing/disappearing as Apparition.

his dreams, when he finally fell asleep, were broken and disturbed by images of Malfoy, who turned into Slughorn, who turned into Snape

Another one for the Harry's Dreams page. Nice one; ambiguous.

twenty-five scrolls of parchment

So, there are 25 sixth-year students in DADA this term. Those in attendance include:

  1. Finnigan, Seamus
  2. Granger, Hermione
  3. Parkinson, Pansy
  4. Potter, Harry
  5. Weasley, Ron
  6. Malfoy, Draco
  7. MacMillan, Ernie

resisting the Imperius Curse

A little more information on the 6th-year DADA syllabus.

Ron joined Hermione and the rest of the sixth years who would turn seventeen in time to take the test in a fortnight

OK, OK, we know now that Hermione is actually older than Harry, not younger. We had deduced otherwise at first, but canon is canon and the Lexicon is being updated accordingly. (Harry, as readers can see from this passage, is actually the youngest of the trio.)

Memorable lines

"It's one of Fred and George's Spell-Check ones... but I think the charm must be wearing off..."
"Yes, it must," said Hermione, pointing at the title of his essay, "because we were asked how we'd deal with dementors, not 'Dugbogs,' and I don't remember you changing your name to 'Roonil Wazlib' either."

"But the more I hint I want to finish it, the tighter she holds on. It's like going out with the giant squid."

"And yet," said Hermione, coming out of her reverie, "I doubt you'd find a woman who sulked for half an hour because Madam Rosmerta didn't laugh at their joke about the hag, the Healer, and the Mimbulus mimbletonia".

Resourceful, principled and brilliant, Hermione Jean Granger is easily the brightest witch of her generation. She, along with Ron Weasley, is one of Harry Potter’s closest friends. She is also Muggle-born (her parents were dentists – PS12), and so is a living, breathing example of the fallacy of pureblood wizard supremacy.

Hermione reads voraciously and prefers concrete, knowable subjects like runes and history to the more inexact subjects like divination. When she was new to Hogwarts she was very insecure so she took comfort in things like rules and book-learning; as she became more confident in magic and more comfortable in the Wizarding world, she relaxed – somewhat.

Hermione has a brilliant mind. She has memorized many, many spells and can reason her way through difficult situations that stump everyone else. By her fifth year, she could cast a Protean Charm — N.E.W.T standard magic (OP19). Portable, waterproof fires are a specialty of hers. She even spent one school year taking double classes using a Time-Turner to be in two places at once, but she found this too exhausting to keep up. Hermione excelled at most subjects and often helped Neville Longbottom through difficult Potions classes. Most teachers considered her a star pupil, although Professor Snape called her a show-off.

In her fourth year at Hogwarts, she found herself the object of the affection of Viktor Krum, a famous Quidditch player from Bulgaria who was a visiting student at Hogwarts from Durmstrang Institute. She returned his affection to some extent, but had harbored a one-sided fondness for Ron Weasley since they met. Ron was oblivious for years but finally wised up.

Hermione developed a social conscience very early and would work tirelessly for those she saw as oppressed or an underdog. In her third year at Hogwarts, she bought Crookshanks from a magical creatures store because no one wanted him, and spent hours preparing a defense for Buckbeak, a falsely-accused hippogriff. During her fourth year, she became so horrified by the slavery of wizarding House-elves that she formed S.P.E.W. (Society for the Promotion of Elfish Welfare) and began enthusiastically knitting hats and socks to help free them from their servitude.

Harry and Ron owe the success of the Horcrux hunt in large part to Hermione’s planning and research. Without Hermione, there would have been no clothes, no reference books, no tent or sleeping bags, no supply of Polyjuice potion, no medicines, no extendable ears, no Cloak of Invisibility, and no background information on how to destroy a Horcrux once they found one. Harry and Ron weren’t the only ones she planned for; she was so worried for her parents’ safety that she modified their memories so that they would not remember they had a daughter, and relocated them to Australia.

Ron finally earned Hermione’s first kiss during the final battle with Voldemort when he initiated a plan to evacuate the school’s house-elves.

After the battle and Voldemort’s death, Hermione found her parents and reversed her memory charm. Unlike Harry, Neville and Ron, she did not join Shacklebolt’s Ministry right away. Hermione went back to Hogwarts so she could finish her schooling properly, and take her N.E.W.T.s (PC/JKR1).

At some point in the intervening years, Ron and Hermione married and had two children they named Rose (born c. 2006) and Hugo (Pm, DH/e). Hermione was hired by the Ministry’s Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures where she played an important role in improving the quality of life for house-elves and other disenfranchised creatures. Later, she worked for Dept. of Magical Law Enforcement where she worked to put an end to pro-pureblood laws that had been so entrenched in Wizarding society (Pm).

Hermione later became the Minister for Magic, and is in power when an Experimental Time Turner is confiscated from Theodore Nott by Harry, who has become the Head of Magical Law Enforcement. Instead of destroying it, she hides the Time Turner inside the bookcase in her office, relying on magic protections to keep it safe. However, Scorpius Malfoy, Albus Potter and Delphi defeat her “Weaponised Library” and steal the Time Turner. Hermione eventually joins with Harry, Draco Malfoy, Ginny Weasley and husband Ron to help reverse the resultant changes to time and history (CC).

APPEARANCE
Eye color: Brown.
Hair color: Brown and bushy.
From the books: "She had a bossy sort of voice, lots of bushy brown hair, and rather large front teeth" (PS6)

HERMIONE at HOGWARTS: First year: 1991.
House: Gryffindor, although the Sorting Hat considered putting her in Ravenclaw at first (OP19).
Earned 11 O.W.L.s: She received 10 "Outstandings" (Care of Magical Creatures, Transfiguration, Potions, Charms, Herbology, Astronomy, History of Magic, Arithmancy, Ancient Runes and one unknown class), and an "Exceeds expectations" in Defence Against the Dark Arts (HBP5).
N.E.W.T.s: Hermione missed her seventh year at Hogwarts (DH), but she went back to school the whole following year and took her N.E.W.T.s so she could graduate properly (PC/JKR1).
Awards, etc.: Prefect for Gryffindor her 5th & 6th years.
Organizations & affiliations: Dumbledore’s Army; S.P.E.W.
Amortentia (love potion) smells: freshly mown grass, new parchment and Ron's hair (HBP9, BLC).

Wand: Vine wood (JKR) with a dragon heartstring core (JKR) until it was taken by Greyback and his snatchers. After they escaped from the Malfoy mansion Hermione used Bellatrix's wand: walnut and dragon heartstring, 12.5 inches, unyielding (DH24).
Other devices: Revealer (CS13). Used a Time-Turner during the 1993-1994 school year to take extra classes (PA21), beaded purse (DH8).
Socks: Knits them for the house-elves.
Career: After Voldemort was killed, she worked for the Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures where she improved the quality of life for house-elves and other disenfranchised creatures. Later, she worked for Dept. of Magical Law Enforcement where she put an end to pro-pureblood laws (BLC).
Patronus: Otter (OP27).
Boggart: McGonagall telling her she failed everything (PA16).
Handwriting: "neat" (CS2).

Family

Ancestry: Muggle-born.
Mother: Unnamed Muggle (dentist). Hermione thoughtfully protected her parents from Death Eater reprisals by modifying their memories, giving them new names (Wendell and Monica Wilkins), no memory that they once had a daughter, and then relocated them to Australia (DH6). When Voldemort and his forces were vanquished, she found them again and reversed her memory charm (BLC).
Father: Unnamed Muggle (dentist).
Siblings: At one time in the writing process, Hermione had a younger sister (WBD 2004); however, Rowling decided not to include that character, so Hermione is an only child (EBF 2004) (WBD 2004).
Childhood: The Grangers, while accepting the Wizarding world and their daughter's place in it, do not approve of using magic for quick fixes. They insisted, for example, that Hermione's somewhat oversized front teeth be dealt with in the usual way: with braces. They send healthy snacks by owl to Hermione at Hogwarts and come with her to Diagon Alley in August to help her buy her things for school. What they tell their family and friends about their daughter and her school is anyone's guess, but they are certainly proud of her.
Spouse: Ron Weasley (DH/e).
Children: Rose (born c. 2006) and Hugo (DH/e), and godmother to Harry's son James Sirius Potter (YL).
Pet: Crookshanks (cat/kneazle hybrid).

Skills

Skills: Packing for long trips, Logic (PS16); Arithmancy; portable waterproof fires (CS); Apparition (HBP22). JKR says Hermione speaks for her sometimes (COS 2003). Has actually read Hogwarts: A History. Can produce a full Patronus and mastered the Protean Charm to create the enchanted coins used by Dumbledore's Army.

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