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Ginny - Love, Hate or On-The-Fence?

Discussion in 'J K Rowling' started by Mithridelle, Jul 5, 2007.

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    Tea is my copilot

    Tea is my copilot Well-Known Member

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    Exactly.
    Also I'm pretty annoyed by all the characters. The puberty thing is just a bit too much for me. Harry and Ginny, Ron acting like a psycho...it's just...I know they're confused but as a reader I don't like feeling confused.
     
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    The Pelagic Argosy

    The Pelagic Argosy Well-Known Member

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    She's Ron's little sister, so Harry's always considered her off limits. Also, I think Rowling intended the whole thing to be a surprise. She didn't want to beat us over the head with it and tip her hand.
     
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    Erin99

    Erin99 Well-Known Member

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    Yes, but you'd think he'd have noticed something beforehand. Even if it's just that she's got lovely hair, or that she's nice to talk to or something (well, after she gets over her shyness).


    I'm not sure he's always thought her "off limits". I mean, when in the other books has he ever looked at Ginny in any other way but someone to save or someone whom he meets when he goes to his best friend's house? I don't think he's ever had one romantic thought about her, has he? Unless I've missed something, in which case I'll eat my words. :D

    Quote from book 6:
    "I can't, Harry, I said I'd meet Dean," said Ginny brightly. "See you later."
    "Right," said Harry. He felt a strange twinge of annoyance as she walked away, her long red hair dancing behind her; he had become so used to her presence over the summer that he had almost forgotten that Ginny did not hang around with him, Ron, and Hermione while at school. Then he blinked and looked around: He was surrounded by mesmerized girls.

    I believe that's the first indication, ever, that he likes her. ;)
     
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    Majimaune

    Majimaune Actum pro novus diem

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    I'm with you Leisha. You have support.
     
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    Andy R Marshall

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    she's a skank, that's my two cents
     
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    manephelien

    manephelien Transmural Feline

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    A skank? 15 year olds aren't skanks no matter what they do. She liked Harry and went after him, a bit I think to spite her big brother, and we all know big brothers can be a bit protective when it comes to guys dating their little sisters. I would have liked to know more about her, that's for sure.
     
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    Majimaune

    Majimaune Actum pro novus diem

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    I don't think its just big brothers. I think its all brothers.

    I do have to agree. 15 year olds can't be skanks.
     
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    UnderTheOath

    UnderTheOath Minister For Magic

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    Ginny is a favourite character of mine, along with Snape and Sirius.
     
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    Majimaune

    Majimaune Actum pro novus diem

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    Snape is awesome except for when he really turns out to be good. I didn't like that much.
     
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    UnderTheOath

    UnderTheOath Minister For Magic

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    That sold it to me :p

    He was so complex.
     
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    Joel007

    Joel007 Shiny! Let's be bad guys.

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    I thought Snape was simplified too much for the ending.
    But that's a discussion for another thread :p
     
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    Majimaune

    Majimaune Actum pro novus diem

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    Yep that it is Joel so I wont post my opinion here.
     
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    Cayal

    Cayal The Immortal Prince

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    It made me feel sorry for him actually. I really hated him after what he did in Half Blood Prince but felt sorry for him after Dallows.

    He is a tragic character when it is all said and done.
     
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    The Ace

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    Ginny's OK, but not a patch on Hermione.
     
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    Thadlerian

    Thadlerian Riftsound resident

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    I'm indifferent to Ginny. She was introduced as a character in Chamber, one of very many childish elements in the most childish book of the series. For the rest of the books she remained a character whom I could never take seriously.

    I was rooting for Cho a long time, hoping Rowling after Goblet would show her as mature and strong. So much for the hope...
     
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    Star-Searcher

    Star-Searcher Searcher of the Stars

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    I like Ginny and the idea of ginny and harry, though i am a bit confused at the fact that in books 3-5 she was a minor character and has now become a main character. :eek::D
     
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    UnderTheOath

    UnderTheOath Minister For Magic

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    Ah, who cares, she rocks.
     
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    Lith

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    I liked Ginny until somewhere around book 6. I don't hate her, but there's something about Ginny/Harry that I don't like.
     
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    pyan

    pyan Great Old One Staff Member

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    What don't you like about it, Lith, out of interest?
     
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    Majimaune

    Majimaune Actum pro novus diem

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    I would hazard a guess that its about them being together and the way Rowling wrote Harry's feelings about her. I didn't like it that much.
     
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