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Harry Potter has had the benefit of an excellent female friend since he was It is, obviously, entirely possible to desire someone with whom a relationship would. That relationship ends in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, after Ginny breaks up with him and Michael shifts his attention to Cho Chang. Then Ginny. Feb 2, Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter and Emma Watson as Hermione Granger on the "I wrote the Hermione/Ron relationship as a form of wish fulfilment. have two children, while Harry would wed Ron's younger sister, Ginny.
Even though loyalty, cunning, and intelligence are great things to have. Gryffindors bully Slytherins and can just be really smug. Harry is very close to the Weasleys before he starts dating Ginny. Weasley knits him jumpers and cooks for him. He spends some of his summer holidays there and seems to be very close to them. Harry sees the Weasleys as the ideal family he never had growing up. Sometimes I wonder if part of his attraction to Ginny is a desire to be family. Because of this, she is very protective and strict with Ginny, stopping her from having the same privileges and freedoms her brothers had at her age.
Then when it comes to Harry, Molly is much more lenient than she is with her sons. She fusses over him. So, when does this stop? Does she burst into their house on their tenth anniversary offering them cake and cleaning dirt off their faces?
Ginny is part of the books for one simple reason; to be a love interest for the main character. The main frustration comes from her not having any flaws. Almost all canonical couples meet at Hogwarts when they were children, then get married after leaving school.
This is not a realistic portrayal of relationships! Harry and Ginny were nineteen and eighteen presumably. They missed out on traveling alone, making mistakes and figuring out who they really are and what they want by themselves.
Think back to who you were when you were seventeen. Are you still that person now? Harry and Ginny, ten or twenty years into their marriage, will be completely different people than they were when they first married. This will put further strain on their marriage, as they have both romanticized each other so much. As both Ginny and Harry are celebrities, they will constantly have their privacy invaded and be swamped with work commitments. Combine that with their lack of experience with relationships and the strain of them changing over time.
I hate to say it, but when you look at all these different factors and think about divorce statistics, this is a likely reality for the couple. But hey, I could be wrong! Being the youngest in a busy house, she probably had dreams about what her own family would be like. He was just a jerk teacher to her! Ginny is a witty, smart, popular, ginger Gryffindor girl.
Ginny is apparently taken aback by this, and does not seem to accept Harry's trying to turn it into a joke. She later shows jealousy over Fleur's little sister batting her eyes at Harry. Although Harry has ended their relationship, Harry and Ginny are still deeply in love with each other, presumably forever.
Because of this, Harry does not resist when Ginny gives him his "birthday present", a kiss unlike any Harry has received before. This upsets Ron, who knows how distraught Ginny was when Harry had ended their relationship a month before.
Harry, aware that it was Ginny's idea, but unable to tell this to Ron and feeling guilty, simply says that it will not happen again. Because of this, their ongoing shared glances must be furtive, and on Harry's part at least, very quickly terminated. When Ginny returns to Hogwarts at Neville's bidding, on Harry's return there, we do see she is obviously pleased when she sees him, as she welcomes him with a bright smile.
She shows jealousy when she vetoes Cho Chang's offer to show Harry the Ravenclaw common room, instead volunteering Luna Lovegood for that job.
On his way to meet Voldemort and his doom, Harry does pass Ginny and believes that she senses him despite his being hidden under his Invisibility Cloak. Ginny's scream of grief is afterwards the loudest of the shocked and distraught voices when she and the others see the seemingly dead body of Harry being carried in Hagrid's arms. When Harry has defeated Voldemort, she is one of the first people to reach him to celebrate his victory. After the celebrations have ended we see that she is leaning, exhausted, on her mother.
Harry, evidently equally tired, does not want to bother her just yet, and thinks to himself that they will have "hours and days and maybe years in which to talk". Notable Consequences[ edit ] Ginny's announcement that she is going to the Yule Ball with Neville, when Ron suggests that she could go with Harry, causes a bit of a crisis for Harry; Harry must find someone to go to the Yule Ball with, as he is required to lead off the dancing, and his first choice, Cho Chang, has just turned him down.
Ron, having been turned down both by his first choice Fleur Delacour and his second Hermioneis equally in trouble. In desperation, Harry asks Parvati Patilwho accepts, and who suggests her sister Padma as a date for Ron. At the end of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Harry realizes that anyone he becomes close to is likely to become Voldemort's target. To protect Ginny, he reluctantly ends their relationship. While Ginny understands and accepts his reasoning, she seems to feel that there may be better ways to approach this problem.
In the epilogue of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, we see that with Ginny, Harry has finally found what he has wanted all his life: Analysis[ edit ] We see that Ginny has set her heart on Harry; Ginny is apparently trying hard to get Harry interested in her as early as the second book in the series. Due to her and Harry's immaturity at that time, however, her initial attempt is doomed.
Harry is not ready to welcome romantic entanglement from any quarter at this point. At twelve years old, Harry shares the young male disinterest in relationships, and at eleven years old, Ginny does not yet know how to ease into a relationship in a more mature way. By the time Harry is ready to consider a relationship, Ginny is already involved with someone else. Ginny's attachment to both Michael Corner and Dean Thomas, however, seems rather less than it might be.
Her attachment to Michael is slight enough that his being sulky after Ginny had won the Quidditch match from Ravenclaw was enough to end their relationship. The sulking does imply a certain lack of commitment on his part; one would have expected him to be happy in his girlfriend's victory, rather than sullen in his house's defeat.
Perhaps it was because of that lack of attachment that Ginny dumped him. Dean was dumped because of his habit of helping her over and through obstacles that she didn't need help with, triggered by one final, accidental shove by Harry from under the Invisibility Cloak. Granted that the irritation is repeated, still it does seem as though it is a relatively small one, and one that could be dealt with if there was any real attachment there.
Given that, in retrospect the reader does come to realize that Ginny hadn't really given up on Harry, and was likely simply marking time with the available others while watching to see if Harry takes notice or becomes available. As mentioned repeatedly, Harry chooses to break off his relationship with Ginny, out of fear that Voldemort would attack Harry by attacking Ginny. A more mature viewer would say that a better way of securing Ginny's safety is to keep her by Harry's side.
It was while they were separated that Voldemort used Sirius to lure Harry into a trap, for instance. If Harry and Ginny are physically close to each other, it is less likely that Voldemort would be able to deceive Harry as to what was happening with Ginny.
On the other hand, due to the presence of the trace on underaged use of magic, Ginny's presence could give away their location, as they were in hiding and Ginny at the time was not yet of age. This point is not mentioned in the books, however, and so is presumably not part of Harry's reasoning. Questions[ edit ] Study questions are meant to be left for each student to answer; please don't answer them here.
Did Ginny really forget about Harry at that point? Greater Picture[ edit ] Intermediate warning: As mentioned, at the end of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Harry shows his concern for Ginny's well-being by ending their relationship.
He knows Voldemort often fells his victims by targeting their friends and loved ones, just as he did with Harry's godfather, Sirius Black. Ginny sees Harry's decision to end their relationship to protect her as being noble, but she also believes it is the incorrect way to handle the situation.
It seems unlikely to the reader that their relationship has truly ended, despite Harry's saying it has; and as we find out in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Ginny clearly is not prepared to end the relationship, though she seems willing to put it on hold for a while. This is proven by her "birthday present" for Harry a kiss like Harry has never had beforeand also by their eventual marriage. For more information, see also the entry for Harry Potter.
Surprisingly, of the five close relationships portrayed in the series Harry and Cho, Harry and Ginny, Ron and Lavender, Ron and Hermione, and Hermione and Viktor Krumthe relationship between Harry and Ginny at first glance would seem to be one of the least convincing. The reader does not feel the early-relationship urgency that is common to young lovers when they finally do get together, leaving some readers to wonder just how serious Harry and Ginny are.
The same lack of urgency characterizes Harry and Cho's doomed relationship, foreshadowing the breakup late in Harry's fifth year; meanwhile, the physicality of the relationship between Ron and Lavender seems more in line with what we would expect from a couple of this age.
It is possible that the author intends this lack of heat to indicate Ginny's "serene certainty" that she will get her man in the end, or it may be that the author believed that love scenes of the expected intensity would derail the main plotline of the book, or be seen as inappropriate in context. Set against that, though, is the fact that Harry and Ginny's romantic entanglement, the longest running of all the relationships within the story arc, actually runs through the entirety of the seven-book series.
In some form and varying degree their subplot is featured throughout each following book in turn, though their greatest development doesn't come until later in the series when both characters are around their mid-teenage years. This would suggest the author is evolving the narrative with pace of the evolution for the characters themselves, and that both the story and the personalities involved must reach a certain maturity before they are ready to come to full fruition. It's interesting to note that this plot was given the most direct focus on the romantic aspects of the dynamic involved; this is something we often see lacking or underdeveloped in many of the other couples.
This is especially true of the final two books where Ginny is used liberally throughout as both a love interest, and symbolic beacon of hope during Harry's darker times.
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They also have one of the more sexually based of the teenage relationships. The combination of the romantic aspect represented by Harry's seeing Ginny as a beacon of hope, and the sexual exemplified by Ginny's farewell kiss at the beginning of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows illustrates that this is a more adult oriented relationship than any of the other depictions.
The shift from an immature and more sexually innocent romance with Cho, to a more sexually suggestive relationship with Ginny, is one of the key indicators in demonstrating Harry's journey from boy to man for the reader. This romantic journey is vastly different in structure, execution, focus and narrative than that of Ron and Hermione, the other central and long running love story of the series. The contrasting styles of the two stories adds to the differing dynamics of the main trio of characters as individuals, thereby once again illustrating their differing approaches to emotional matters.
Ultimately Harry and Ginny are about giving Harry someone he feels to be an equal on many levels, a person who can help bring his arc to a definitive conclusion. She is not only a friend and girlfriend; she is also a way to truly give Harry what he has yearned for, a real family.
Not only will he gain a closer relationship with the Weasley family he will marry into, but he will be able to fulfill his dream of having his own core family unit. We should note certain parallels between the beginning of Ginny's feelings for Harry, and Severus Snape's feelings for Lily Evans.