“Least loved, always, by the mother who craved a daughter…. Least loved, now, by the girl who prefers your friend… Second best, always, eternally overshadowed…”
“Why return? We were better without you, happier without you, glad of your absence… We laughed at your stupidity, your cowardice, your presumption….”
“Who could look at you, who would ever look at you, beside Harry Potter? What have you ever done, compared with the Chosen One? What are you, compared with the Boy Who Lived?”
“Your mother confessed that she would have preferred Harry as a son, would be glad to exchange…”
“Who wouldn’t prefer him, what woman would take you, you are nothing, nothing to him.”
I cannot explain the feelings I had while reading this scene. It brought me to tears. To have every insecurity that you’ve ever had thrown back in your face like that…. It’s beyond cruel. It breaks me heart thinking that Ron had his doubts of his worthiness. I just… My heart goes out to this character.
I cannot bless J.K. Rowling enough in A) Keeping Ron alive and B) Having him and Hermione end up together.
All of his life, Ron felt second best. He wasn’t Bill or Charlie, ruggedly handsome or a dangerous, strong dragon chaser. He wasn’t academically smart like Percy. He didn’t have the same humor that the twins did. He wasn’t special like Ginny, who was the only girl in the family. And he wasn’t famous like Harry, the Boy Who Bloody Lived. I mean living with all of these insecurities of his position in life, must have really eaten him up inside.
A lot of people hate on Ron because he ditched Harry twice.
The fact that Ron came back should fucking tell you something.
The fact that Ron was able to own up to his mistakes and stay loyal to the end says a lot. He could have left Harry for good whenever he wanted. He came back. He risked his life on more than one occasion for someone else.
Ron is fucking human.
He is going to make mistakes.
People who hate on Ron- tell me? Are you any better than Ron? Are you so fucking sure that when you’re living the life he did, you would have reacted differently? And in the end still risk your life for someone?
It blows my mind how Ron was so utterly brave and strong in the moment where he was also his weakest. He destroyed a part of Voldemort’s soul in his most vulnerable moment. That is just… so incredible to me, I want to cry and hug Ron and beg him to see the way that I see him.
Ron isn’t anything like his brothers. He’s just like Ron.
Loyal. Brave. Maybe not book smart, but definitely smart. Talented. A great Quidditch player. Strong. Funny. Sweet. Blunt. Truthful. Dedicated. Loving. Caring. Protective.
Ron is so many great things.
I honestly just… Really love this character. Maybe because he’s so relateable, flawed in the most real way. Non-perfect, yet this sole fact makes him perfect.
Ronald Weasley is my king.
All of this.
One of my favourite scenes.