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Rowling wrote Hermione to eschew stereotypes. She doesn’t end up with the hero; she is never there to function as Harry’s love interest. She prefers Arithmancy to Divination in school. Hermione is also a total badass, despite her prim and proper reputation. (…) So often, female characters are allowed to be aggressive or rebellious, but in exchange are stripped of any traditionally feminine qualities and instead are forced to pick up traditionally masculine traits. However, Hermione is never made to do that. Most notably, she is written to be highly logical AND emotionally expressive, a combination not commonly afforded to most of today’s leading ladies.

Liz Feuerbach, The Women of The Harry Potter Universe (via allthemadnessinmysoul)

So basically she wrote women as they are in real life

(via mylittledragonfireismagic)
Frodo: it’s a pity bilbo didn’t kill gollum when he had the chance.
Gandalf: pity? It was pity that stayed his hand! Some that die deserve life and some live that deserve life. Is it your duty to deal out death I’m judgment? My heart tells me that gollum has still a part to play in the fate of many, yours not the least.
Frodo: I wish the ring hd never come to me. I wish none of this had happened.
Gandalf: so do all that live to see such times, but that is not for us to decide. All we have to do, is decide what to do with the time that is given to us. There are other forces at work here frodo, baggins. Bilbo was ment to find the ring, meaning you were ment to find it. And that my dear friend, is and encouraging thought.
The lord of the rings, the fellowship of the ring.
Sons of rohan, of gondor, my brothers: I see in your eyes, the same fear that would take the heart of me. A day may come, when the courage of men fails, when we forsake our friends and brake all bonds of fellowshipa day if woes and shattered sheilds when the age if men comes crashing down but it is not this day.THIS DAY WE FIGHT.by al that you hold dear on thus good earth I bid you STAND. MEN. OF. THE WEST!!!
King aragorn, battle of the black gate of mordor.
Arise! Arise! Riders of théoden!
Fell deads awake: fire and slaughter.
Spears shall be shaking, shields splintered
A sword day, a red day,
ERE THE SUN RISES
RIDE NOW, RIDE NOW TO GONDOR!
Théoden, king of the mark, battle of minas-tirith