Friday, July 22, 2011

Queens of Literature (1)

 In today's society, it is nearly impossible for teens to find a role model among the emaciated models and unrealistic characters of reality television shows and movies. Fortunately, authors of the twenty-first century are conjuring up female characters worthy of discussion and admiration. I've decided to highlight one of these characters every week in my newest meme, Queens of Literature. Each post will focus on a fictional heroine from a book I have read who possesses the qualities of a truly incredible woman.

This week's Queen is...

From the Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling

What Makes Hermione a Queen: 

Hermione Granger is beautiful, inside and out. While she might be considered a know-it all, she puts her vast knowledge of magic to use by protecting those she loves. Surprisingly brave and fiercely loyal, Hermione accompanies her best friend Harry on countless numbers of terrifying adventures. As the Harry Potter series progressed and grew, so did Hermione. Millions of readers watched her transform from an awkward nerd to a determined, brilliant witch. No spell is too complicated and no mystery is too intimidating for this Queen to tackle. Whether her mission is defending helpless house elfs or battling the evil Lord Voldemort, Hermione's determination never wavers.

Quotes from Hermione: 

"Harry--you're a great wizard, you know."
"I'm not as good as you," said Harry, very embarrassed, as she let him go.
"Me!" said Hermione. "Books! And cleverness! There are more important things--friendship and bravery and--oh Harry--be careful!" 
"You said to us once before," said Hermione quietly, "that there was time to turn back if we wanted to. We've had time, haven't we?"
"Mudblood, and proud of it!"
"At least no one on the Gryffindor team had to buy their way in. They got in on pure talent." 


Taika said...

What a great idea for a meme!

Hermione truly deserves the title. Where would Harry and Ron be without her...

We Heart YA said...

What a great series!! We love Hermione, and we can't wait to see the rest.

alyssa said...

I love love love Harry Potter :)