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Unfortunately for Ginny, Harry ends their relationship to protect her from Voldemort at the end of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. They continue to love. After his relationship with Cho Chang fell apart, Harry's feelings for Ginny began to deepen and change, helped along by the time he spent with her at The. Link to the wiki: blogmaths.info He said that he really liked Ginny in OotP, that she even became one of his favourite . I think Ginny is more obedient with Harry only in relation to her.
Vernon, Petunia, and Dudley were hidden by the Order of the Phoenixto be protected from the Death Eaterswhile Harry was transported to the Burrow prior to searching for Voldemort's Horcruxes. Vernon almost shook Harry's hand, but changed his mind and left the house quickly.
It is unknown if the two ever met again. Marjorie Dursley "I won't have this namby-pamby, wishy-washy nonsense about not hitting people who deserve it. A good thrashing is what's needed in ninety-nine cases out of a hundred. Have you been beaten often? She seemed to resent Harry's parents for having "left Harry to be a burden on their decent, hard working relatives", and called his mother the "bad egg" of Petunia's family, while assuming his father was a "good-for-nothing, lazy scrounger" after Vernon told her James had been unemployed.
She spoiled Dudleygiving him gifts and money, while she gave Harry dog biscuits, and was overjoyed to think he was being regularly beaten at St Brutus's Secure Centre for Incurably Criminal Boys. InHarry lost control of his magic and inflated Marge like a balloon after she insinuated that Harry's parents had died as a result of their driving while drunk.
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She was found floating near a chimney in Sheffieldand her memory was modified by the Ministry of Magic ; had the Wizarding community not been in a panic about Sirius Black 's escape from Azkaban, the incident could have resulted in serious trouble for Harry. I'm sorry I left. I know I was a — a —" Harry: Finishing off the Horcrux. Ron sat across from Harry during the train ride and the two almost immediately bonded over the ample sweets Harry purchased from the Hogwarts Express food trolleywhich Harry happily shared with Ron, who was unable to afford any sweets himself.
Harry cemented his friendship with Ron by turning down Draco Malfoy 's offer to help Harry avoid making friends "with the wrong sort" after Draco insulted Ron's family. After being Sorted into Gryffindor House together and sharing the same dormitory, the two grew even closer, and eventually gained another best friend in Hermione Granger when they saved her from a troll on Hallowe'en.
As Ron was raised in a wizarding family, he was often called upon to explain customs and items that were commonplace to wizards, but completely new to Harry and Hermione, who had both been raised in Muggle society. After spending a few days less than a month at Ron's home, Harry and Ron were supposed to return to school on the Hogwarts Express with Ron's other siblings.
However, Dobby had blocked the entrance to the platform, and Harry and Ron were unable to board the train. Panicking, the pair flew the enchanted car to Hogwarts; however, they landed on the Whomping Willow and lost the car as well as broke Ron's wand. Later on in the year, when Hermione had been Petrified by Slytherin's basiliskHarry and Ron ventured into the Forbidden Forest together, where they were rescued from a clan of Acromantula by the missing Ford Anglia.
Ron also accompanied Harry down to the Chamber of Secrets the same year to rescue his sister Ginny. Harry and Ron reunite before the Battle of the Seven Potters Harry and Ron had a major falling out in when Harry was made a Triwizard Champion ; despite knowing it to be completely contrary to Harry's character, Ron's insecurities initially led him to believe Harry had cheated in order to enter the tournament, but left Ron out of scheme to keep the resulting glory and attention for himself.
However, Ron soon realised how badly he had misjudged the situation and apologised. Ron was later taken as the object Harry would "sorely miss" in the Second Task of the competition.
Are you staying, or what? Yes — yes, I'm staying. Ron, we said we'd go with Harry, we said we'd help —" Ron Weasley: Ron destroys Slytherin's locket with the sword, Hermione destroys Hufflepuff's cup with a basilisk fang, and Crabbe destroys Ravenclaw's diadem with Fiendfyre cursed flame.
Neville kills the snake Nagini with the sword, and Voldemort destroys the final accidental Horcrux: Harry comes to recognise that his own single-mindedness makes him predictable to his enemies and often clouds his perceptions. When Voldemort kills Snape later in the story, Harry discovers that Snape was not the traitorous murderer he believed him to be, but a tragic antihero who was loyal to Dumbledore. In Chapter 33 'The Prince's Tale' Snape's memories reveal that he loved Harry's mother Lily, but their friendship ended over his association with future Death Eaters and his "blood purity" beliefs.
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When Voldemort murdered the Potters, a grieving Snape vowed to protect Lily's child, although he loathed young Harry for being James Potter's son. The memories also reveal that Snape did not murder Dumbledore, but carried out Dumbledore's prearranged plan. Dumbledore, dying from a slow-spreading curse, wanted to protect Snape's position within the Death Eaters and to spare Draco from completing Voldemort's task of murdering him.
To defeat Harry, Voldemort steals the most powerful wand ever created, the Elder Wandfrom Dumbledore's tomb and twice casts the Killing Curse on Harry with it. The first attempt merely stuns Harry into a deathlike state; the murder attempt fails because Voldemort used Harry's blood in his resurrection during book four. The protection that his mother gave Harry with her sacrifice tethers Harry to life, as long as his blood and her sacrifice run in the veins of Voldemort.
In the chapter "King's Cross," Dumbledore's spirit talks to Harry whilst in this deathlike state. Dumbledore informs Harry that when Voldemort disembodied himself during his failed attempt to kill Harry as a baby, Harry became an unintentional Horcrux; Harry could not kill Voldemort while the Dark Lord's soul shard remained within Harry's body.
The piece of Voldemort's soul within Harry was destroyed through Voldemort's first killing curse with the Elder Wand because Harry willingly faced death, which cast a sacrificial protection on the defenders of Hogwarts. In the book's climax, Voldemort's second Killing Curse hurled at Harry also fails and rebounds upon Voldemort, finally killing him.Ginny & Harry - sometimes love is a long time coming
The spell fails because Harry, not Voldemort, had become the Elder Wand's true master and the wand could not harm its own master. Harry has each of the Hallows the Invisibility Cloak, the Resurrection Stone, and the Elder Wand at some point in the story but never unites them.
Rowling said the difference between Harry and Voldemort is that Harry willingly accepts mortality, making him stronger than his nemesis. James Sirius Potterwho has already been at Hogwarts for at least one year, Albus Severus Potterwho is starting his first year there, and Lily Luna Potterwho is two years away from her first year at the school. According to Rowling, after Voldemort's defeat, Harry joins the "reshuffled" Auror Department under Kingsley Shacklebolt 's mentoring, and ends up eventually rising to become Head of said department in Radcliffe was asked to audition for the role of Harry in by producer David Heymanwhile in attendance at a play titled Stones in His Pockets in London.
Because of this, Radcliffe talked to a bereavement counsellor to help him prepare for the role. He is further described as "small and skinny for his age" with "a thin face" and "knobbly knees", and he wears round eyeglasses. In the first book, his scar is described as "the only thing Harry liked about his own appearance".
When asked about the meaning behind Harry's lightning bolt scar, Rowling said, "I wanted him to be physically marked by what he has been through. It was an outward expression of what he has been through inside It is almost like being the chosen one or the cursed one, in a sense.
Having "very limited access to truly caring adults", Rowling said, Harry "is forced to make his own decisions from an early age on. According to Rowling, one of Harry's pivotal scenes came in the fourth book when he protects his dead schoolmate Cedric Diggory's body from Voldemort, because it shows he is brave and selfless.
He's competitive, and he's a fighter. He doesn't just lie down and take abuse. But he does have native integrity, which makes him a hero to me. He's a normal boy but with those qualities most of us really admire.
However, these very same accomplishments are later employed to explain why he should lead Dumbledore's Army, at which point he asserts them as having just been luck, and denies that they make him worthy of authority. After the seventh book, Rowling commented that Harry has the ultimate character strength, which not even Voldemort possesses: Magical abilities and skills Throughout the series, Harry Potter is described as a gifted wizard apprentice.
He has a particular talent for flying, which manifests itself in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone the first time he tries it, and gets him a place on a Quidditch team one year before the normal minimum joining age.
He captains it in his sixth year. In his fourth year Harry Potter and the Goblet of FireHarry is able to confront a dragon on his broomstick. Harry is also gifted in Defence Against the Dark Arts, in which he becomes proficient due to his repeated encounters with Voldemort and various monsters. In his third year, Harry becomes able to cast the very advanced Patronus Charmand by his fifth year he has become so talented at the subject that he is able to teach his fellow students in Dumbledore's Armysome even older than him how to defend themselves against Dark Magic.
He is a skilled duellist, the only one of the six Dumbledore's Army members to be neither injured nor incapacitated during the battle with Death Eaters in the Department of Mysteries in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Harry also had the unusual ability to speak and understand "Parseltongue", a language associated with Dark Magic.
This, it transpires, is because he harbours a piece of Voldemort's soul. He loses this ability after the part of Voldemort's soul inside him is destroyed at the end of The Deathly Hallows. Possessions Harry's parents left behind a somewhat large pile of wizard's gold, used as currency in the world of magic, in a vault in the wizarding bank, Gringotts.
After Sirius' death later in the series, all of his remaining possessions are also passed along to Harry, including Number Twelve, Grimmauld Place, and Sirius's vast amount of gold were transferred into Harry's account at Gringotts. Rowling noted that "Harry's money never really is that important in the books, except that he can afford his books and uniforms and so on. For a time, he borrows Hermione's wand, and later steals Draco's.
With his defeat of Voldemort at the end of the series, he comes into the possession of the Elder Wand, but uses it only to repair his holly wand, before returning it to Dumbledore's tomb, from which Voldemort had stolen it. Harry also inherits indirectly two of his father's prized possessions. One is the Marauder's Mapgiven to him by interim owners Fred and George Weasleywhich endows Harry with comprehensive knowledge of Hogwarts' facilities, grounds, and occupants.
The other is his father's Invisibility Cloakgiven to him by Dumbledore, which eventually proves Harry's descent from the Peverell family. Her attachment to Michael is slight enough that his being sulky after Ginny had won the Quidditch match from Ravenclaw was enough to end their relationship. The sulking does imply a certain lack of commitment on his part; one would have expected him to be happy in his girlfriend's victory, rather than sullen in his house's defeat.
Perhaps it was because of that lack of attachment that Ginny dumped him.
Dean was dumped because of his habit of helping her over and through obstacles that she didn't need help with, triggered by one final, accidental shove by Harry from under the Invisibility Cloak.
Granted that the irritation is repeated, still it does seem as though it is a relatively small one, and one that could be dealt with if there was any real attachment there. Given that, in retrospect the reader does come to realize that Ginny hadn't really given up on Harry, and was likely simply marking time with the available others while watching to see if Harry takes notice or becomes available.
As mentioned repeatedly, Harry chooses to break off his relationship with Ginny, out of fear that Voldemort would attack Harry by attacking Ginny. A more mature viewer would say that a better way of securing Ginny's safety is to keep her by Harry's side. It was while they were separated that Voldemort used Sirius to lure Harry into a trap, for instance. If Harry and Ginny are physically close to each other, it is less likely that Voldemort would be able to deceive Harry as to what was happening with Ginny.
On the other hand, due to the presence of the trace on underaged use of magic, Ginny's presence could give away their location, as they were in hiding and Ginny at the time was not yet of age. This point is not mentioned in the books, however, and so is presumably not part of Harry's reasoning.
Questions[ edit ] Study questions are meant to be left for each student to answer; please don't answer them here. Did Ginny really forget about Harry at that point? Greater Picture[ edit ] Intermediate warning: As mentioned, at the end of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Harry shows his concern for Ginny's well-being by ending their relationship.
He knows Voldemort often fells his victims by targeting their friends and loved ones, just as he did with Harry's godfather, Sirius Black. Ginny sees Harry's decision to end their relationship to protect her as being noble, but she also believes it is the incorrect way to handle the situation. It seems unlikely to the reader that their relationship has truly ended, despite Harry's saying it has; and as we find out in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Ginny clearly is not prepared to end the relationship, though she seems willing to put it on hold for a while.
This is proven by her "birthday present" for Harry a kiss like Harry has never had beforeand also by their eventual marriage. For more information, see also the entry for Harry Potter. Surprisingly, of the five close relationships portrayed in the series Harry and Cho, Harry and Ginny, Ron and Lavender, Ron and Hermione, and Hermione and Viktor Krumthe relationship between Harry and Ginny at first glance would seem to be one of the least convincing.
The reader does not feel the early-relationship urgency that is common to young lovers when they finally do get together, leaving some readers to wonder just how serious Harry and Ginny are. The same lack of urgency characterizes Harry and Cho's doomed relationship, foreshadowing the breakup late in Harry's fifth year; meanwhile, the physicality of the relationship between Ron and Lavender seems more in line with what we would expect from a couple of this age.
It is possible that the author intends this lack of heat to indicate Ginny's "serene certainty" that she will get her man in the end, or it may be that the author believed that love scenes of the expected intensity would derail the main plotline of the book, or be seen as inappropriate in context. Set against that, though, is the fact that Harry and Ginny's romantic entanglement, the longest running of all the relationships within the story arc, actually runs through the entirety of the seven-book series.
In some form and varying degree their subplot is featured throughout each following book in turn, though their greatest development doesn't come until later in the series when both characters are around their mid-teenage years.
This would suggest the author is evolving the narrative with pace of the evolution for the characters themselves, and that both the story and the personalities involved must reach a certain maturity before they are ready to come to full fruition. It's interesting to note that this plot was given the most direct focus on the romantic aspects of the dynamic involved; this is something we often see lacking or underdeveloped in many of the other couples. This is especially true of the final two books where Ginny is used liberally throughout as both a love interest, and symbolic beacon of hope during Harry's darker times.
They also have one of the more sexually based of the teenage relationships. The combination of the romantic aspect represented by Harry's seeing Ginny as a beacon of hope, and the sexual exemplified by Ginny's farewell kiss at the beginning of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows illustrates that this is a more adult oriented relationship than any of the other depictions.
The shift from an immature and more sexually innocent romance with Cho, to a more sexually suggestive relationship with Ginny, is one of the key indicators in demonstrating Harry's journey from boy to man for the reader.
This romantic journey is vastly different in structure, execution, focus and narrative than that of Ron and Hermione, the other central and long running love story of the series.
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The contrasting styles of the two stories adds to the differing dynamics of the main trio of characters as individuals, thereby once again illustrating their differing approaches to emotional matters.
Ultimately Harry and Ginny are about giving Harry someone he feels to be an equal on many levels, a person who can help bring his arc to a definitive conclusion. She is not only a friend and girlfriend; she is also a way to truly give Harry what he has yearned for, a real family. Not only will he gain a closer relationship with the Weasley family he will marry into, but he will be able to fulfill his dream of having his own core family unit.
We should note certain parallels between the beginning of Ginny's feelings for Harry, and Severus Snape's feelings for Lily Evans. Both characters developed those feelings as children, at about the same relative ages for each pair.
As Harry and Ginny did, Severus and Lily cultivated a friendship that lasted their first five years at Hogwarts, with the additional difficulty that their Houses were competing with each other for school honours.
The starkest of those parallels is in Severus Snape's love for Lily remaining unrequited, as he waited before and during his school years for his love to be returned.
Yet, Ginny's own diligent wait before and during her school years was rewarded in having her love for Harry eventually reciprocated, and a future built from it.
This is an even more poignant layer to add to Severus Snape's tragic love story.