Ron Weasley

Ron Weasley

    Harry Potter Series
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Character Analysis

(Avoiding Spoilers)

Grew Up… in The Burrow, his family’s quaint home outside the British village of Ottery St. Catchpole. He lives with his parents, Molly and Arthur, and his five older brothers and one younger sister. The clan of redheads is one of the few Pureblood families left in the wizarding world, but they don’t agree with those who discriminate against non-Purebloods. The Weasleys don’t have a lot of money, but what they lack in wealth they make up for in kindness.

Living… at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry from September until June to pursue his magical education. On the Hogwarts Express train to his very first day of school, Ron meets Harry Potter, the famous Boy-Who-Lived, and they immediately become close friends. Like the rest of his family, Ron is sorted into Gryffindor House, where he and Harry share a dormitory with three fellow first-year students: Dean, Neville and Seamus.

Profession… student, though he would prefer if this didn’t include so much homework. Ron’s lack of enthusiasm for studying irritates their know-it-all friend Hermione Granger, who often corrects him and scolds him for slacking off. During one of their first Charms lessons, she chides him: “It’s ‘Levi-O-sa’, not ‘Levi-o-SA’!”

Interests… wizard’s chess, stuffing his face full of Bertie Bott’s Every Flavor Beans and, of course, Quidditch. In particular, Ron is passionate about his favorite orange-clad Quidditch team, the Chudley Cannons. Ron even has a soft spot for his pet rat Scabbers, though he’d never admit it.

Relationship Status… single, because for now he is just too young to be interested in girls. Though there’s something to be said about the way he and Hermione constantly bicker…

Challenge… standing out amongst his many siblings. It’s hard to escape the shadow of five talented older brothers, and Ron has a bit of a chip on his shoulder about always being second-best. He is embarrassed that his family is poor, and often laments that most of his possessions, even his wand and rat, are secondhand. Though he is extremely loyal to Harry, it’s still difficult for Ron to have a best friend who is always the one in the spotlight.

Personality… a bit lazy and (at times) hot-headed, but also funny and intensely loyal. Ron is everything Harry could ask for in a best friend/sidekick, and he never hesitates to join Harry on a risky adventure. Though he might get jealous of Harry’s fame and fortune, Ron never fails to support him.


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