Analysis Of Harry Potter And The Philosopher 's Stone By J.k. Rowling

1531 Words Apr 12th, 2016 7 Pages
Feminism is misunderstood by many people; being a female and being brave or knowledgable does not automatically make one a feminist. Hermione Granger in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling is a prime example of this statement. Although Hermione is very smart and brave, Rowling still portrays her as a typical girl throughout the book. It is shown that Hermione is overly emotional at times, and although she is able, it seems that she cannot do things on her own without the help of Harry and Ron. Hermione is every teacher’s dream student. She listens in class, raises her hand whenever she has an answer, and does her homework every day. She does not use her bravery and knowledge for her own use, but to help Harry conquer his destiny. “However, Hermione seems perfectly content with her subordinate partnership with Ron and Harry” (Heilman 145) Hermione is known to be a know-it-all even though she really does seem to know it all. Regardless of her behaviour and attitude, she is still a heroic and brave person, hence why she was sorted into Gryffindor but she is not a feminist figure just because of this. Most people have trouble applying things they learn in class to real life situations because either they were not listening or because they do not believe it will be useful. Hermione listens in class and reads up on all of the things she should know. Because of her knowledge in the magic they learn in class, she is the one to know what to do when Harry, Ron,…
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