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The Similarities Between Hermione and Moaning Myrtle


The Similarities Between Hermione and Moaning Myrtle

Did you know that there are interesting similarities between Hermione Granger and Moaning Myrtle?

In Philosopher’s Stone, Hermione is being bullied by Ron. She flees into the girl’s bathroom. There, she is attacked by a troll, released by Quirrel and Voldemort.

In Chamber of Secrets, we meet Moaning Myrtle. Over fifty years ago, she was bullied by Olive Hornby and fled into an other girl’s bathroom. There, she was attacked by a creature as well. This was the basilisk, released by Tom Riddle, the young Voldemort.

Although the troll did not kill Hermione, the similarities between the scenes are fascinating. Hermione and Myrtle have more in common than we – and they – previously thought!


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