I started #FridayFavorites back when I started up the blog again and wanted to make sure I kept at least one regular post a week. This was, of course, before I knew there were others out there. But I decided to keep it, especially since I have the whole year planned out. In December, I decided to change it to #FridayFives instead to have more room for topics. If anyone wants to join me, the list for future topics can be found here.
In honor of the Battle of Hogwarts on May 2nd, I’ve decided today’s topic will be some of the best moments from the series.
Hermione Punching Malfoy – I mean can anyone say iconic!
Neville being awarded 10 Points at the end of First Year – I absolutely love Neville and his growth throughout the series is just wonderful! That first year though when he was awarded the 10 points that let Gryffindor win was amazing, not just for the fact that Gryffindor won the house cup, but for what Dumbledore said about it.
“There are all kinds of courage,” said Dumbledore, smiling. “It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends. I therefore award ten points to Mr. Neville Longbottom.”
Finding out about the Prophecy – After the fight at the Ministry of Magic, Dumbledore finally tells Harry about why Voldemort targeted him. About the prophecy and everything that Harry must do going forward to end this war. I know this may seem a strange one to include because it’s not really a happy scene but I love it for the history we find out about. For the knowledge we gain in this scene is so important for the rest of the series, that I’m still pissed it wasn’t included in the movie.
Hagrid getting Hedwig for Harry’s Birthday – I’m sorry but that scene just makes me so happy because it’s the first actual gift Harry has ever gotten on his birthday!
Platform 9 3/4 – The scene with Harry and Dumbledore talking after Harry sacrifices himself in the Forbidden Forest. Again, it’s one of those scenes where everything comes together in the end. Where you understand more about Dumbledore and everything he did, along with his relationship to his family and Grindelwald. There’s also a quote in that scene that I also love:
“It is a curious thing, Harry, but perhaps those who are best suited to power are those who have never sought it. Those who, like you, have leadership thrust upon them, and take up the mantle because they must, and find to their own surprise that they wear it well.”
Happy Reading Lovelies!
Honorable Mention: The best line from the last movie delivered by the amazing Helen McCrory!
May you rest in peace, 1968-2021