Thursday, January 8, 2015

Harry Potter Moment of the Week (67): Biggest Betrayal in the Series

Harry Potter Moment of the Week is a meme hosted by Uncorked Thoughts. The aim of this meme is to share with fellow bloggers a character, spell, chapter, object or quote from the books/films/J. K. Rowling herself or anything Potter related! A list of upcoming topics can be found here.

This week's topic is:
Biggest Betrayal in the Series

I thought this one was pretty straightforward. Of course it had to be Wormtail betraying Prongs and Lily to Voldemort. Some Gryffindor kid he turned out to be. They were his friends for crying out loud! And they had a baby! Just plain horrible. But, as usual, I tend to overthink things. Anyway, I then decided that the worst betrayal was actually Ron ditching Harry and Hermione in Deathly Hallows on their journey to find the Horcruxes. Let's just say, I had to reread that part to make sure it was actually happening. Not once until that moment had I ever questioned Ron or Hermione's loyalty to Harry. For sure, one of the most horrifying moments in the whole book.


  1. That moment when Ron left in DH almost broke me as much as it did Harry and Hermione! I was so worried that things would never be the same again after that and I remember Harry thinking how things were so damaged now that there would be no going back D: I know the Horcrux had a huge part to play in him leaving but since this was his second time itching Harry, I had a much harder time with it! You're right^^ one of the most terrifying moments of the book!

  2. Yeah that was a hard moment for me too. I had so much trouble justifying why Ron would give up and leave, even with all the Horcrux mind-tricks going on, because he's supposed to be Harry's best friend. It was pretty bad. Here's my HP MOTW.

  3. Mine is Snape pretending he's a bad guy!!!

  4. I hated reading that so much. At the time, I started thinking, is this Rowling's way of showing what Harry and Hermione would be like alone together? They seemed so miserable and hardly talked. Ron bridged the two of them. Harry and Ron can hang out alone fine and Hermione and Ron as well, but when Harry and Hermione were together alone it was always so boring. I took it as her way of showing that they would never work as a couple...that is until that article came out not too long ago. I never saw the two of them as a viable option. Ron leaving though is horrendous and I'm not really sure what part it played other than allowing him to pick up the information that they couldn't say the name 'Voldemort'.


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