Podcast Question of the Week: Episode 227

Hermione is the belle of the ball, but even on this special evening, the magic of the night is fleeting.

In this chapter, Hermione finally has her big moment of transformation and confidence boosting. However, by the chapter’s end, Ron has mostly ruined her evening. Is Hermione let down not only by Ron (as well as Harry), but also by the narrative and Rowling’s writing?

Let us know what you think in the comments below, and listen to our next recap episode for some answers!