Oh man. YOU ASKED FOR IT.
Movie!Ginny, to me, is portrayed as so much more docile (I hate that word, I do, but it applies) and passive than I feel book!Ginny is. Her relationship with Tom Riddle was seen as a sort of blind possession, when in the book we see Tom get into her head by making her feel less alone; she pours her soul into the diary, tells him how terrible she feels, about school, about Harry, etc. We see her very little in the first four or five films tbh, and when we do, she’s either in the background as a Weasley, with Hermione as a sort of sidekick female character, or connected to Harry (“Leave him alone!” Malfoy: “Oh look Potter, got yourself a girlfriend!”).
Don’t even talk to me about the last couple of films. HBP is so much about the teenage sexual angst that I wanted to hit the writers with a Beater’s bat. (The only moment I enjoyed was Ginny getting the team tryouts to shut up.) Ginny is portrayed more as an attachment to either Dean or Harry than as a person on her own. Deathly Hallows feels like the same thing, except she’s linked to Harry at that point, and seems to be portrayed most importantly as an object of his affection. Nah. Nah, yo.
Book!Ginny is understandably shy and fearful in her first three years of Potter!verse - one before Hogwarts, the first two within. She has a massive crush on Harry (basically a movie star to her), cries around the dementors (they’re effing scary, ok), BUT breaks out on her own in a way the movies fail to develop. She harbors her crush for Harry, sure, but :
- “Hermione told me to get on with life, maybe go out with some other people, relax a bit around you, because I never used to be able to talk if you were in the room, remember? And she thought you might take a bit more notice if I was a bit more — myself." (HBP)
She’s actually a really good student and gets great at Charms, including a nastier one she’s known for:
- "Yeah, size is no guarantee of power," said George. "Look at Ginny."
"What d’ you mean?" said Harry.
You’ve never been on the receiving end of one of her Bat-Bogey Hexes, have you?” (OotP)
And in general, Ginny Weasley as portrayed in the books has no patience for your shit :
- "Because - oh shut up laughing, you two - because they’ve both just been turned down by girls they asked to the ball!" said Ginny.
That shut Harry and Ron up. (GoF)
- “Well, that was a bit stupid of you,” said Ginny angrily, “seeing as you don’t know anyone but me who’s been possessed by You-Know-Who, and I can tell you how it feels.”
Harry remained quite still as the impact of these words hit him. Then he turned on the spot to face her.
“I forgot,” he said.
“Lucky you,” said Ginny coolly. (OotP)
- “Well, you seemed too busy to call him a prat, and I thought someone should." -to Harry about Ron (HBP)
Basically, what the movies failed to show and what the books highlight beautifully is just how few fucks Ginny Weasley has to give about what anyone thinks of her.
*crying my eyes out*
(also, i read the entire series in like 4 days. and that was with taking a day off between reading divergent and insurgent.)
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