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On a different note



Molly Weasley is not the most loved character in HP fandom - some people think she's terrible. Just like other mothers in literature. I'm thinking, right now, of several of Jane Austen's mothers.

Molly Weasley was channeling them all. Lady Catherine (who would do anything for her daughter), both Mrs Dashwoods, Mrs Jennings, Lady Middleton, the older Mrs. Musgrove - all of these ladies, so often despised by reader and child. And leading them all - Mrs. Bennet. Yes, she's often silly and certainly short-sighted and no one can play favorites like her, but she loves all her daughters *that* fiercely. I can so see her wielding that wand.

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One of the strengths of Rowling's writing is that her characters are all flawed in some way.

Molly's flaw? She's overprotective to the point of oppression.

She's also a skilled healer, brilliant with household spells (which can't be simple) and I suspect she does most her knitting by hand. (Maybe I'll write that story.) I also believe she made her clock and broke the all-boy Weasley curse.

And she can let her kids go. She doesn't want to, but she can.