Posted by: ryanhanks | September 20, 2012

The Leading Women of Harry Potter!!!

Such actresses including Julie Walters, Emma Watson, Bonnie Wright, Geraldine Somerville, Maggie Smith and Helen McCrory portraying Molly Weasley, Hermione Granger, Ginny Weasley, Lily Potter, Professor McGonagell, and Narcissa Malfoy are all prime examples of women leaders who took on the persona of masculine heroines when demonstrating acts of bravery, loyalty, and love to all those to whom they had encountered on their journey. Professor McGonagell seemed in the beginning of the book & film series like an ordinary assistant professor under the head of Professor Albus Dumbledore, but in some occasions, she stood against other professors who were willing to take over Hogwarts School of Witchcraft & Wizardry who worked under the Dark Lord Voldemort. One example is when Harry tells the new Headmaster, Severus Snape, to explain to the students about what really took place the night Professor Dumbledore was killed and when Snape pulls out his wand in order to attack Harry, Professor McGonagell rushes in and duels with Snape calling him a “coward” after he exits Hogwarts by breaking the glass window and flying away. Hermione Granger appears to be a young bright, intelligent, and studious female student at Hogwarts where everyone believes she is nothing more than who she is, but as the years progress, she develops a deviant mind of her own where she becomes a strong and self reliant young leader who assists Harry and Ron on destroying the evil forces of the Wizarding world through magic and intellectuality as a human being even though she is given the title “Mudblood” (someone who is not considered a pure witch to those who are possess pure blood of witch & wizard and are forbidden to learn spells & charms of the Wizarding world.). Ginny Weasley transitions as well from becoming a reserved sister and daughter of the Weasley family to a woman of strong character who protects everyone she loves including Harry Potter, her friends, her family, and all witches and wizards from Lord Voldemort and his army. Lily Potter sacrificed her life when Lord Voldemort was going to kill Harry when he was just a baby out of love and it is from her Harry shows pure love and compassion towards any individual to whom he comes across. Molly Weasley is the head matriarch of the family and is best to display characteristics of a strong leader by fighting against Bellatrix Lestrenge citing “Not my daughter you bitch” after Bellatrix tried to throw the Killing Curse at her daughter, Ginny Weasley. Finally, Narcissa Malfoy shows leadership by protecting Harry Potter in order to ask if her son, Draco Malfoy is alive after Voldemort throws the Killing Curse at Harry in the Forbidden Forest. She also shows love & affection towards her son and is a protective and caring mother and individual unlike her sister, Bellatriz Lestrenge, who loves to torture her victims in order to desire the thirst of satisfaction. In conclusion, each of these women displayed the traits of strong leaders who took on masculine personas while maintaining their status as extraordinary women who contributed their efforts of protecting both the Wizarding & Muggle worlds.

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