Evil Geeks Women’s History Month Warriors: Molly Weasley
Hey there dudes and dudettes, we are sadly approaching the end of March and only have a couple more days to bring you our amazing daily female spotlights. Today I am delighted to bring you a woman that I whole heartedly admire. So the “stay at home mom” status is not something I really ever want for myself, but if there was ever a woman I would want to model myself after in that role it would be Molly Weasley. Despite having seven children, six of which are rambunctious boys, Molly Weasley always seems to have everything put together, even if it is a little chaotic, and is one of the most important anchors for the entire Harry Potter series.
To tell you a little more about Mrs. Weasley, she comes from a long line of pureblood witches and wizards, and started dating her husband Arthur when they were both Gryffindor students at Hogwarts. While Molly did not participate in the Order of the Phoenix during the wizarding world’s first war with Voldemort, she became an important member when her children were mostly grown and in school at Hogwarts.
We first meet Mrs. Weasley and her cheery demeanor when she assists the lost Harry Potter on to the 9 ¾ platform to get to the Hogwarts Express. This first encounter really shows us that even with her seven children she has not tired of the motherly role. As the first couple novels unfold she again and again tries to take Harry under her wing and ensure that he has someone to care for him, and this never gets in the way of her caring for her own children.
Our couple trips to the Burrow, as the home of the Weasleys is called, show us that Molly thrives in an environment of controlled chaos. How can there not be controlled chaos with seven children? Molly is definitely the rock in the family, the one who can stabilize anything, who keeps things just comfortable enough that the constant movement of the house seems to jive.
One of the sweetest moments in the entire series to me was during the Tri-Wizard tournament. All the champions’ families are invited to tour Hogwarts and watch their child in the last trial. Harry of course assumes he should just go back to the dorm rooms as his muggle-family, the Dursleys, would rather be eaten by rats than associate themselves with any of the magic world. But Harry is in for a surprise, as Mrs. Weasley decides he needs a family representative to support him and takes in upon herself to show up and treat him like the adopted son he seems to be to her the entire series. There are so many heart-felt moments in the series, and this is one of the many where I felt tears of joy come to my eyes on the shear amount of love and kindness some of these characters, and Molly Weasley in particular, show.
And finally with the last couple books in the series we see Molly Weasley really reveal her inner warrior. As the second wizarding war starts to unfold and Voldemort begins to reveal his return, Molly joins the Order of the Phoenix and plays an important role in the group. She takes her central role in her own family and extends it out to all the order members, making sure that everyone is properly cared for and that the safety and well-being of all those in the order is always achieved. She even proves herself in battle as she single handedly tackles Bellatrix LeStrange to protect her children. I think Ginny got most of her jinxing abilities and stellar magical power from her mother.
There are a lot of characters in the Harry Potter world that I would absolutely love to meet, but Molly Weasley is one that I would die to live with. She is one of the most admirable characters in the entire series and I would love to learn a thing or two from her as she bustled around the Burrow, making it all work.
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Posted on March 29, 2014, in Books, Geekology, Movies, Women's History Month Warriors and tagged harry potter, Molly Weasley, Mother, witch, women warriors, women's history month. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.