Do you really like how Ginny Weasley was written?

Italy
December 18, 2007 5:43am CST
Ginny Weasley used to be one of my favourite characters in the Harry Potter series, but then in OotP she completely changed in an unbelievable way. I still liked her, but then in Half Blood Prince Rowling wrote her as a mean girl who talks behind the back of everyone, uses mobbing against her future sister-in-law Fleur, treats Hermione and Ron badly, excuses Harry for having almost killed Draco, and so on. And then in the last book she's a wall flower with no importance again. I fell that the author of the series has wasted her potential as a character. What do you think?
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4 responses
• India
19 Dec 07
Hi you know after reading your response ....it did make me think....there is so much that JK could have 'shown' us instead of just hearing about Ginny's abilities after all if Harry is the "hero' Ginny being his love interest is the 'heroine' but what do we know about her in the first person.....next to nothing....we 'know' she call cast a bats boggie hex but we never saw her do it and the best part we don't even know what her patronus is...or at least i don't remember reading about it........yep i wish there was more to Ginny from the first person view :) and welcome to mylot and happy mylotting
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• India
19 Dec 07
and i agree she was so much more fun in OotP
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• Italy
19 Dec 07
yes, besides the mean side she showed in the sixth book, that's my major complaining: we are supposed to think she's a heroine because she's the hero's girlfriend, yet she never does anything really heroic ^^
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• Philippines
18 Dec 07
I beg to disagree that she was a wall flower in the last book. I mean, you will realize Ginny's strength in the process. She was one of those who fought against the new system in the last book, and she was there when they were battling against voldemort in hogwartz. :P
• Italy
18 Dec 07
Maybe not a wall flower, but narratively-wise she was showed in the background: most of her worthy acts were done off page and with other characters (Luna and Neville), not alone. She spent most of the battle at Hogwarts hiding in the Room of Requirements because Harry and her parents tell her to, and she obeyed like a good little girl (the Ginny from Ootp would have come out of it five minutes later when their backs were turned). Then she came out of it...and she's saved from Bellatrix by her MOM. After all of the emphasis on her magic abilities, readers were expecting great things, yet she did nothing to prove such greatness while outcasts and underestimated Luna and Neville did great things. She should have had a great scene of her own like those two, but she hadn't. I think the author makes other characters say that she's brilliant, powerful etc, yet she doesn't actually show her doing any of these things.
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• Italy
22 Dec 07
I've never put too much attention on her in the first five books, but in the sixth book IMHO she became an unsufferable brat. In the seven book she's worse than wallflower, she's only Harry Potter's baby maker and that's all.
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• Indonesia
27 Mar 08
i used to like her too. but Nope at all at the 6 book! i don't like the sudden change ofher character. agree with you. Just to make her worth for Harry?? i think there are many other characters that worth for him and no need to change Ginny that way.