Hermione Granger is certainly the quintessential topper of every class. She is compassionate, caring, curious, and determined. She is one of the bravest and brightest students of Hogwarts and Harry’s best friend besides Ron. If Hermione was not there, Harry would have died several times in this series. Hermione not only taught Harry about spells and homework but also about friendships and loyalty. In this article, we are going to read about 8 things Harry learned from Hermione.
Being Smart is Essential but it is Not Everything
When Harry and Ron met Hermione for the first time, as Ron says she was “a nightmare”. Even though her intentions were always good, she came across as condescending and presumptuous which made her not so likable. But slowly they realized that her intelligence is what makes her different. She was not only intelligent; she was always a loyal friend, hard-working student, compassionate human being, and a brave fighter. Hermione’s best traits gave Harry a new personality.
In Chamber of Secrets, Harry, Ron, and Hermione tricked Draco Malfoy into admitting that he is the Slytherin heir. To achieve this plan, they used Polyjuice Potion which is an elixir that permits its user to shapeshift for a brief time. The three friends used this potion several times after this but during the first time, it was Hermione who prepared it and Harry and Ron collected the ingredients.
In the movie of Chamber of Secrets, Hogwarts is petrified of a new unknown and mysterious creature. Students and teachers all begin to panic. Harry, Ron, and Hermione decide to explore the matter, but before they could even commence the discussion, Hermione became the new prey. Because she could not communicate or speak, Hermione holds a piece of paper that helps Harry and Ron to comprehend the nature of the new mysterious monster. If it was not for Hermione, Harry would have never known that looking in the eyes of Basilisk would be the end of him – the Chosen One.
Girl’s Emotional Range
After sharing a kiss with Cho in the Order of the Phoenix, Harry recounts the incident to Ron and Hermione. Ron asked how it was and Harry said Cho was crying which made Ron confused. Hermione then joined the conversation and explained that Cho is going through a lot of emotional imbalance at the moment, especially the grief of losing Cedric Diggory, and she perhaps felt guilty about kissing another man. Hermione is one of the masterminds behind Harry’s emotional growth.
To Have Faith in Self
Hermione was certainly a true friend because in the entire series there was not a single moment until the end when Harry could convince himself that he is potent of doing it. Hermione always provided him that confidence and reassurance. She never let him forget that he is tougher than his limits. Like during the Golden Trio when Harry was certain that he is not the correct person for this, Hermione reminded him how he defeated Lord Voldemort three times.
Rules of Time Travel
In Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry and Hermione travel back in time to rescue Buckbeak the hippogriff, and Sirius Black from the Ministry of Magic. To go back in time, they utilized Hermione’s hourglass, which is a time-turner that she uses to attend more than one class at a time. Harry was certainly all perplexed but Hermione explained to him how that works and what one should not do.
Since Hermione actively consumed knowledge about the magical world unlike her two best friends, Hermione spent the entire series teaching them something or the other. She showed at least six kinds of spells to Harry which he later used in the series such as ‘LeviOsa’, Oculus Reparo, summoning charm, Protego Totalum, Muffliato, and Salvio Hexia.
Power of Friendship
Alongside love, one of the best aspects of emotion portrayed in Harry Potter is friendship. From the time when Harry saved Hermione from the troll, they develop a strong friendship. Hermione’s company has always protected Harry from dangers. Such as in The Sorcerer’s Stone, Hermione solves Snape’s riddle and beats the Devil’s Snare; in Goblet of Fire, she taught the Accio spell to Harry so that he can overpower the Hungarian Horntail. We all know how much Hermione loved her education, she even left that to help Harry in The Deathly Hallows.