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Why Book Ron Is So Much Better Than Movie Ron

I have a lot of opinions on this.

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Okay, so lately, I've been spending time on Tumblr to avoid my life (the usual). And I've noticed, from the large amount of Harry Potter accounts that I follow, that my boy Ron Weasley has been getting some hate...

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And like, I'm not having it.

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First off, let's take a journey to book one:

This boy stayed behind at Hogwarts for his holiday break with a boy he'd just met because Harry didn't have anywhere to go. What kind of eleven-year-old does that? A very pure one. AND he told his mom, who then went on to make Harry a sweater. *ugly crying*

They dumb him down in the movies.

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He threatens to beat up Malfoy SO MANY TIMES in the books.

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Every time Malfoy mutters the words "Mudblood" in Hermione's direction Ron basically turns into the Hulk, which they only showed like, once in the movies.

Did I mention he's a good friend???

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This travesty in the movies:

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He's human.

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He loves Hermione and you can't tell me otherwise.

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I would die for Ron and Hermione no joke. Them in the books > them in the movies.

Let's talk about book seven...

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Okay, yes, he did run away and desert Harry and Hermione for a hot sec. I legit cried when I read this part and then had to skip to the end to see if he came back. I was eleven years old and distraught at the time. But in the movies, they make it all up to the stupid ~love triangle~ (that's like, really not there in the books???) when in reality it was because the horcrux was MANIPULATING HIS THOUGHTS and had a strong affect on him because he's so sensitive and emotional !!!!

He's so loyal to his family.

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He'll defend them to the end, even if he has to wear hand-me-down robes.

He actually has some brilliant ideas in the books.

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Escaping on the dragon from Gringotts? Ron's idea. Destroying the horcruxes with basilisk fangs? Ron's idea. Staying cool and calm with the Devil's Snare? Ron. Hermione takes a lot of his lines in the movies...just sayin'.

The golden trio wouldn't be the same without him.

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He's not just the comedic relief, like he appears to be in the movies. He's the heart of the trio - Harry's actions stem from impulse and often anger, Hermione's stem from logic (also, prob anxiety because ya girl needs to chill) (same), and Ron's stem from his emotions and feelings. Which is beautiful and super real to how human beings are.

...(for the record, I love Rupert Grint. Just don't love the way that like, all of Ron's lines in the books were given to Hermione in the movies).

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