Hey guys! If you're in the Harry Potter fandom, you probably already know what I'm going to be talking about.
Before I get into this, I'd just like to say these are my opinions. I am in no way saying that you should have these opinions or that mine are correct. This is simply a post open to discussion, and you're free to share your opinions as well. :) I love hearing them!
Every author has regrets about the books they've written. I'm sure they look over them and think "why did I even write that?" or "what was I thinking?" at some point. But most of the time these thoughts stay private - authors don't really want to voice these opinions and regrets. And why would they?
But recently J.K. Rowling expressed regrets in an interview about putting Ron and Hermione together. She said she originally meant for Harry to end up with Hermione, and that Ron probably wouldn't have been good enough for her. If you'd like to see exactly what she said, click here.
Anyway, I'm a serious Romione shipper, so this made me really upset. First of all, that J.K. Rowling would voice these regrets to the public and not seem to give them any serious thought, and secondly that she thinks Ron wouldn't be good enough for Hermione. (I do realize that I'm getting upset over these characters as if they're real people. I can't help it.)
It seems that the hero always gets the girl, and there's always that one character who is left behind or forgotten. In most books, this would have been Ron, which is part of the reason I like Ron and Hermione's relationship so much. Ron, just an average guy like everyone else, gets the girl for once. Not Harry, who's the hero. The fact that their relationship was built up over the entire series, and it took until the final book for them to admit their feelings to each other, is also another aspect I like.
To me, Harry and Hermione's friendship is something really special, and I can't imagine Hermione marrying or being in love with anyone but Ron. What J.K. Rowling said obviously won't change the books, but it did make me think a little more. It also caused me to have actual feelings about authors expressing regrets on their books. Personally, I think those thoughts should be kept to themselves.
Sorry this post turned into more of a rant than a discussion. Oops!
Do you agree with what I'm saying or disagree? Leave comments below! :)