Harry Potter and the mystery of why Ron Weasley is the worst character: Although it is not a mystery to me
I hope to make you laugh through the hate
A few days ago I finished reading the Harry Potter saga and I was very surprised about how through this world, where no matter what, there are descriptions of magic elements. The silliest act has magical characteristics, which us has to find a way to imagine. Many, like me, watched the movies first and we are a little biased about the imagination, but I think of those people who read it before and must have had a great time or a bad time, depending on their creativity.
So my only question is, why did Ron Weasley's character even exist? To highlight the importance of Harry Potter and Hermione Granger's intelligence? I must confess that I had a hard time every time I read Ron open his mouth or commit some act. So much so that I was wondering, why are these two still friends with him? Whereas later I wondered, why did Hermione fall for this one? In the next paragraph, in the form of comedy, but, at the same time, seriously, I will detail my contempt for this inept character.
In the first book, Ron's character is shown to be quite dumb. He's not good at anything except complaining, freaking out, and getting sick. He couldn't even say that he's a good friend even though he's been with Harry in the worst battles. At the end of each book, Ron would come back or make peace, but before the climax came, he would always show that he had a problem with Harry and stop talking to him. So, Potter trying not to die, dealing with a villain that not even Dumbledore can kill him and, at the same time, enduring the attitudes of the “friend”. I think it all started when Mrs. Weasley showed that Harry was her favorite and spoiled him more than Ron.
I admire Hermione for ending up married to him who, as an adult, continued to behave like a child. The patience that she carried through the seven books, helping both to get out of the problems they got into and enduring childish sexist comments, is hats off. A person like her, in real life, would have gotten out of that dynamic from the beginning or the author made them end up getting married because they “had known each other for a long time” and she didn't want to find another partner for her. I want to think that the second one, I can't even imagine Hermione making such a fatal decision on her own.
I hope you share my opinion that Ron Weasley is the worst character in the series and if I still haven't convinced you, here's another reason for you to join my side. In the last book, Ron walks out on Harry because Harry doesn't know what to do (later he blames it on the “Horcruxes”) as if the world isn't at war and Potter is not burdened with one list of instructions, but many riddles. I'm aware they're pubescent, but at 17, Ron is the worst friend in the wizarding world and that makes him the worst character in the saga by default. With all this hate towards the character, today I became him.
I will be recommending 3 weekly movies that I have watched with my brief review and where you can watch them.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem (2023) - Directed by Jeff Rowe
In their puberty, the ninja turtles seek to explore the human world. Upon encountering hostility that surrounds them, but also with a person who was kind to them, they try to create a story where they end up being accepted by everyone. I loved how the creators played with the animation using unique creative styles. Between the animation, comedy, and a very assertive message for children and parents, it was an entertaining time with the hope that there will be a second part.
Where to Watch: Movie Theater
Frances Ha (2012) - Directed by Noah Baumbach
A film where the protagonist goes through a process in which nothing is like before and she has to move on while dealing with the struggle of money, professional career, and future. Identifying with that situation and the way it ends gives hope and inspires. A way of living life and, at the same time, taking the reins of the road.
Where to Watch: Netflix
Reservoir Dogs (1992) - Directed by Quentin Tarantino
Definitely, it shows that from here began Tarantino's peculiar way of telling stories. He sets up the situation and then recounts the context around it, going back and forth from the past. However, the most important here are the dialogues and the way the characters build their own stories, and opinions outside of the present situation and protect their identity above all.
Where to Watch: Netflix
If you liked what you read, I invite you to comment on it, share it on your social medias, and let your loved ones know about the existence of this newsletter.
Thank you very much for reading me, I am grateful for it.