Harry Potter Moment of the Week
Harry Potter Moment of the Week is a meme created by Leah @ Uncorked Thoughts and hosted here @ Lunar Rainbows Reviews. The idea is to share a favorite moment, magical item, character, spell, quote, object from the books, films or J.K.Rowling herself! How to join up & upcoming topics here.
Hello Potterheads and happy almost-Halloween! This is my absolutely favorite time of year and the only thing that could make it better is talking about Harry Potter with you all :D
How did Dean Thomas add to the overall storyline?
It seems like we've been talking about Dean quite a bit lately but I don't mind at all - although I do wish I'd have thought to come up with a more Halloween-themed topic for this week LOL!
To me, Dean showed us that not knowing one of your parents can be dangerous - especially when Voldemort is trying to take over. Dean never knew his father and because he couldn't prove that the man was a Wizard, he had to go in hiding. I never knew my father either so I found that detail particularly fascinating.
Beyond that, Dean grew up as a Muggle so he was into Muggle things just like Harry and I think that helps us as readers remember that so many students lived Muggle lives before heading to Hogwarts and having their minds blown.
Dean's bravery and loyalty deserve a shout-out too. He was open to accepting 'half-breeds' as Umbridge put it once and he rose to defend Professor Lupin, calling him ''the best DADA teacher'' they'd ever had. He also didn't hesitate to befriend Luna despite how different she is which always gives a character bonus points with me ♥
Of course, Dean also eventually hooked up with Ginny and I think that aspect helped develop both his and Ginny's character...as well as clue a means for Harry to his own feelings towards Ginny. Knowing that Dean was into Ginny and Ginny was likewise into him helped both of their characters to be appreciated more!