AA5B, (edited )

It’s hard to get past him saying she’s from USA. I know it’s just a turn of phrase and I have no particular affinity for it being UK but the setting was very prominent in the stories so you really need to get the country right. I mean fine, no one outside the British Isles really understands the overlapping grouping names there, but this is an entire ocean off

Deykun,
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I would encourage you to have goodwill and assume that when he spoke about Hermione being from the US, he wasn't referring to her actual origin, but rather emphasising that she had a normal background similar to his students in the US. This is how I interpreted it.

AA5B,

It is still so strange how much more wholesome Lemmy is than Reddit. It’s been several months and maybe I can’t get Reddit entirely out of my head

threelonmusketeers,

While it was likely just figurative speech, I will pedantically mention that if “Muggletown, USA” existed, it would likely be named “No-Maj-town, USA”.

Blaze,
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Well spotted, ha ha

threelonmusketeers,

Where is he getting the idea that Ron resents Hermione? They bicker with each other, for sure, but I always felt that that came from a place of love, not resentment.

Also, while Hermione may be more skilled at magic academically, there are many examples of Ron knowing more about the magical world and magical culture. Sadly, many of these moments were cut from the films, or reassigned to Hermione.

theTarrasque,

I agree completely. I do not remember any nuances like that from the books.

Deykun,
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Ron being rude was the reason Hermione was in the bathroom when the troll attacked the school. 🙄

"Oh, well done!" cried Professor Flitwick, clapping. "Everyone see here, Miss Granger's done it!"

Ron was in a very bad mood by the end of the class.

"It's no wonder no one can stand her," he said to Harry as they pushed their way into the crowded corridor, "she's a nightmare, honestly."
Someone knocked into Harry as they hurried past him. It was Hermione. Harry caught a glimpse of her face -- and was startled to see that she was in tears.

"I think she heard you. "

"So?" said Ron, but he looked a bit uncomfortable. "She must've noticed she's got no friends. "

Hermione didn't turn up for the next class and wasn't seen all afternoon. On their way down to the Great Hall for the Halloween feast, Harry and Ron overheard Parvati Patil telling her friend Lavender that Hermione was crying in the girls' bathroom and wanted to be left alone. Ron looked still more awkward at this, but a moment later they had entered the Great Hall, where the Halloween decorations put Hermione out of their minds.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1P7HQiRceas

threelonmusketeers,

True, but prior to the Troll Incident, Ron was “the guy” guiding Harry through the magical world. So I don’t see how that could be the source of Ron’s dislike of Hermione. Ron’s opinion of Hermione also improved dramatically after the Troll Incident, once she relaxes a bit.

Deykun,
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