Sunday, February 15, 2015

Top Five Favorite Harry Potter Characters

I have been on a real Harry Potter binge of late. I've been watching the movies over just for the sheer enjoyment of it and also have plans to reread the series this year, again, simply because I adore the characters and world that Ms. Rowling brilliantly brought to life. I thought that it would be fun to see who we all liked the most so here we go, my top five favorite wizards and/or witches from Harry Potter! These are in no particular order.

Molly Weasley

Perhaps it`s because I'm a mother as well, but I just adore Mrs. Weasley. She is a loving but firm mother, and a supportive wife. We all know she finds Mr. Weasley`s fascination with Muggles charming even if she mumbles about it. Molly may threaten her kids with their father`s wrath but it will be her with the heavy hand. Molly Weasley is also ferocious when it comes to defending those she loves, just ask Bellatrix Lestrange. Oh that`s right, you can't. Because Molly killed her wicked butt for threatening Ginny.  And if you need any more proof of her amazingly huge heart, just recall how openly and lovingly she took in Harry.

Severus Snape

Now I know a few folks may disagree with me, but I will stand by my choice. There are lots of reasons that I put Snape on my top five list. One is that Alan Rickman can do no wrong in my eyes. The man stole every scene he was in. Also, Snape is amazingly complex with multiple layers. The man is also loyal. And finally, he is the ultimate romantic. Severus loved Lilly so much that he willingly took on the burden of keeping her son alive, despite how much he hated James Potter. If that isn`t a romantic soul then I do not know what is.

Sirius Black

In the absence of a father, Sirius was the one to stand-in for James, and what a flawed but loving stand-in Sirius was! How can you not admire a man who escaped a Dementor-guarded prison after twelve years of incarceration with his sanity intact? I know there are many who dislike Sirius, and I can see why. As I said he is flawed. He has a tendency to be rather reckless and a certain aura of elitism that might put some off. But Sirius also has an incredible capacity for affection and he was not afraid to shower Harry with that affection. His scenes with Harry are some of the most touching, I think.

Hermione Granger

When the books came out, my daughter was quite small, but I read them to her until she could read them herself. One of the reasons that I did so, aside from loving the books to bits, was to expose her to Hermione Granger. Hermione is a fantastic role model for young girls. She is smart, obviously, but also clever, loyal, fair, and incredibly strong. When Ron said that they wouldn`t have lasted two days without Hermione, he was right. And all of this from a young woman born in the Muggle world. She is a testament to what can be accomplished if one works hard and never gives up in the face of adversity.

The Weasley Twins

Last but certainly not least are the Weasley twins, Fred and George. Throughout the series these two ginger pranksters made us laugh. They kept the teachers on their toes, managed mischief amazingly well, and were loyal friends. Even in the darkest of moments Fred and George did their best to make things a little lighter. They had a wonderfully positive outlook on their future. Do you know any other guys who dropped out of school and became successful entrepreneurs? They also taught us that anything is possible if you have enough nerve.

Well there are my fave Witches and Wizards! Who are yours? I'd love to hear your picks.


Jean Joachim said...

I love your choices. Perfect. Serius being one of my favorites among the adults. But I must add Hagrid. If ever there was a loyal friend with a heart as big as his frame, it's him. Friend, protector and comic relief. Can't beat that combination! Great post.

Allie said...

Snape for me. He has always been my favorite character. I love the depth of his character. How he presents one face, but his motivation is so different. And completely agree with Alan Rickman can do no wrong. The man could read the phone book and I'd buy it just to listen to his voice.

Molly Daniels said...

Wonderful post!!!!! I also love Sirius, but was hoping to find Neville Longbottom on here too. The unlikely hero:)

Curtis T said...

In alphabetical order, my favorites (in part influenced by the actors in the movies) were:
Albus Dumbledore
Neville Longbottom
Luna Lovegood
Mad Eye Moody
Horace Slughorn
I like the odd and underdog characters. :)

Flossie Benton Rogers said...

Sirius, Ron. Snape, Luna, and Moaning Mona I think was her name.

Tabitha Shay said...

One has to admit that the entire cast throughout the Harry Potter movies were simply perfect. But like others, I had my favorites....Here are my 5 choices...
1--One can hardly exclude Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter. Who can forget and not admire the child actor we watched grow up right before our eyes and one who played such an emotionally charged role?
2--Robert Pattison as Cedric Diggory. The one thing that stood out for me about this actor was the kindness he showed Harry.
3--Brendan Gleeson--Mad Eye Moody. Loved this character and I can't think of another actor who could have filled the part as well as Brendan.
4--Alan Rickman- Snapes...Ever since I saw Rickman in Die Hard, I've loved this actor. He was perfect as Snapes.
5--Gary Oldman-Sirius...'Nuff said!!

V.L. Locey said...

Such great lists! Thanks for sharing your favorite characters all. =)