Re: Hermione's parents
- From: Louis Epstein <le@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 22 Aug 2007 19:44:27 -0500
Shiral <shiral14@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
: On Jul 29, 2:28 am, Ron Hunter <rphun...@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
:> Shiral wrote:
:> > On Jul 28, 10:43 am, orio...@xxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
:> >> On Sat, 28 Jul 2007 09:00:28 -0700, Shiral <shira...@xxxxxxxxxxx>
:> >> wrote:
:> >>> On Jul 28, 6:01 am, "JM" <nos...@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
:> >>>> Do you think Hermione brought her parents back from Australia and gave their
:> >>>> memory of her back again? Didn't she only send them there for their own
:> >>>> protection and in case she did not survive? I wish that had been answered.
:> >>> I would assume the answer is yes. She wouldn't want them to be stuck
:> >>> in Australia with no memory of her or of their real lives, given how
:> >>> miserable it made her. (I thought her solution was very intelligent.)
:> >>> We only meet them once though, so there wasn't a need to go into huge
:> >>> detail, about their reunion with Hermione. Having a witch for a
:> >>> daughter really rather complicated their lives. And I'm sure Mr.
:> >>> Weasley had a wonderful time getting to know real live Muggles once
:> >>> Ron became the Granger's son in law.
:> >> IIRC, they've already met the Weasleys, in CoS when they were at
:> >> Diagon Alley.
:> >> And it was BAD language.
:> > Yes, However that was fairly brief. I'm sure since Hermione visited
:> > the Burrow often that Mrs. Weasley and the Grangers at least had a
:> > pleasant "Our children are close friends" sort of relationship, even
:> > if they weren't close friends themselves. Once Ron and Hermione were
:> > married, and the Weasleys and the Grangers had grandchildren in
:> > common, there would have been a stronger bond. And far more time for
:> > Mr. Weasley to grill the Grangers on Muggle life.
:> > Melissa
:> I always figured that Arthur's fascination with muggle ways was mostly
:> an affectation, given that his job would require him to often be in
:> direct contact with them, and to understand just exactly HOW muggle
:> devices were supposed to operate. I have known people who used such
:> eccentricities to disguise their rather more competent nature to give
:> them an advantage. Arthur appears to be a rather harmless eccentric,
:> but he has been a OOTP member for quite some time, and appears to be
: I do not question Arthur's competence, either mental or magical, he's
: always been one of my favorite adult characters. But I think his
: fascination for how muggles manage without magic is an endearing
: quality. Kind of like his version of a huge train set. It's clear
: that he can be very serious when he needs to be.
I see Arthur's laughable ignorance as an example of Rowling
going for cheap laughs.
: I have a feeling that under Shacklebolt's administration, Arthur
: Weasley is going to be a lot more prominent, and better compensated
: for his skills, and the Weasley family is coming into a new
: prominence, and not only through their connection to Harry.
I wonder how much longer Arthur would keep working;
Rowling has said Percy became a high-ranking official
but said nothing so far on Arthur's later career.
Still,I think of Arthur maybe taking over Umbridge's
The World Trade Center towers MUST rise again,
at least as tall as before...or terror has triumphed.
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