Put some respect on Ron Weasley’s name


Ron Weasley is not a perfect character, but he’s a good and supportive friend to both Harry Potter and Hermione Granger, and we should all be happy to have someone like him in our lives.

There’s a narrative around Ron Weasley’s character. A narrative of this horrible friend who abandoned Harry Potter, of this man who was never worthy of Hermione Granger. Where does this narrative come from, I wonder?

Does it come from people who ship Hermione with Harry, or Draco, or anyone else? Does it come from a profound misunderstanding of who Ron Weasley is? I’m not sure, but I’m here to put a stop to it.

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Ron Weasley is, in no way shape or form, a perfect character, but then again, neither are Harry or Hermione. Ron is impulsive, hot-headed, prone to jealousy and overreaction, and you know what? He’s still a great character, and most importantly, a great friend.

Lately, I’ve come across a tendency to place fictional characters on pedestals, to insist that so and so is perfect, and worthy of everything. While characters presented more real, aka, characters who don’t often get everything right, are, on the contrary, toxic.

And ironically, though I grew up not liking Ron that much, the realization that this is wrong has allowed me to appreciate in the way I never could.

He grew. More than almost any character in the books, Ron has a defined growth arc, one that’s all about accepting himself, his worth, about trusting his instincts. Not about, as some people say, learning how to be a good friend, because he never needed lessons in that, but about learning how to trust himself.

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Sometimes you need to figure out how to do that before you can understand that others want you, nay, need you.

And this is what I say to all those people judging Ron Weasley as if he’s the worst, or ascribing all sorts of faults to him just because he wasn’t perfect at eleven, or because he wasn’t Harry, it’s time to look at Ron for what he is: a good guy who didn’t always get things right, but who never stopped trying.

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We should all be happy to have a friend like Ron Weasley on our side.