As readers, the aspect we love most about a story is the development of characters. Through good character development we can come to love or hate them. J.K. Rowling has created a vivid cast to carry the increasingly complex Harry Potter series. There is great depth range in the cast from evil witches to house elves. Rowling does a good job in the transition of the characters thoughts and emotions as they continue to learn and grow throughout their years at Hogwarts. Albus Dumbledore and Hermione Granger are just two out of many characters that are important to the story but really do not change throughout the series. Then there are more dynamic characters like Harry Potter and Ron Weasley. All though Harry is the main character, Ron is more your average joe, easily relatable to us. Throughout the series we see how Ron's his family dynamics, friendships with Harry grows, and his ambition to succeed.
Ron's family dynamic is that of a close loving family. Ron is the second youngest child out of seven. He has five older brothers and a younger sister; Charlie, Bill, Percy, twins Fred and George, and Ginny. He has a lot of pressure on him with the achievements of his older siblings. He feels insecure having to live up to all of the things his brothers have done. His insecurities are understandable and he does everything in his power to make himself different from his brothers. Like he does not study as much as Percy, he is better behaved that Fred and George. His sister is a year behind him at school and he is very protective of her. Ron comes from a poor family and most of the stuff he owns is hand- me downs. "You never get anything new, either, with five brothers. I've got Bill's old robes, Charlie's old wand, and Percy's old rat.' (SS, Ch6) "Mum, you've given me Ginny's new dress," said Ron, holding it out to her. (GoF, ch10) Ron's accomplishments do get recognition. It is common for parents to set high standards for their children. But...
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