Many different events and characters contributed to the success which Harry achieved during the entire seven-book series in his goal of defeating Lord Voldemort, and saving the wizarding world from the despair it was experiencing. The one thing which helped him the most throughout the series were the friendships which he had made with Ron Weasley and Hermione Ganger. After meeting both during his first year, the three became almost inseparable as they fought various evils throughout Hogwarts and the surrounding areas. The friendships which Harry made during his first six years at Hogwarts gave him the necessary emotional support and strength to fulfill the prophecy required to win,' but Ron and Hermione's individual character development is not the primary focus of any of the stories.
[...] One negative personality trait which Harry had throughout the series is that he feels that he is somehow ‘responsible' for taking care of all of the ‘dirty work' and that he does not need any help in doing so. For example, during the Deathly Hallows, Harry doesn't tell Dumbledore's Army the entire truth of what he is actually searching for as he does not want to get them involved or in the way of danger (Hallows, 580). Somehow though, he learns to be able to give into his friends, and in the end of almost every one of the seven books, owes either his life or someone else's to them being there for him. [...]
[...] The final novel, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows has an abundance of scenes in which both Hermione and Ron help Harry through the darkest stage of the series. Hermione sacrifices her family (modifying their memories and sending them to Australia) in order to both protect them, and to allow her to continue along the path of helping Harry (Hallows, 97). Ron on the other hand gives up finding the Horcruxes, leaving Harry and Hermione to continue fending for themselves. [...]
[...] Another part of the character development between Hermione and Ron is the concept of the “quarrelling couple.” The two start as friends, but as their relationship progresses, it leads them to the point where they end up married in the epilogue of Deathly Hallows. One of the underlying reasons why Ron had left Harry and Hermione during the seventh book was due to the fact that Hermione was starting to take Harry's side on arguments, and Ron couldn't stand it, with his obvious feelings for her. [...]
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[...] This courage that a true Gryffindor represents also is what binds Hermione to the two, “Sorcerer's Stone” introduces Hermione as a girl with whom Harry and Ron share only tension and personality conflicts until an encounter with a troll unites them in a daring act of mutual preservation” (Safe as Houses, 44). In the Prisoner of Azkaban, Ron stands up for his friend in the Shrieking Shack, telling Sirius Black and Professor Lupin that they will have to kill both of them (Ron and Hermione) before they could lay a hand on Harry. [...]
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