Every week Leah at Uncorked Thoughts brings us a Harry Potter Moment of the Week to ponder. This week’s topic: Favorite McGonagall Moment.
Professor McGonagall is one of my favorite characters in the books. She is a fantastic teacher—brave, daring, and cares about her students, even if that means showing them a little tough love.
I am going with the scene that first came to mind, from the first book. During the first years first flying lesson, Neville (inevitably so), does something klutzy to injure himself and Madam Hooch has to leave to take him to the hospital wing. While she is gone, the students are to not touch the brooms. Without missing a beat, Malfoy taunts Harry until they are both on their brooms, flying around the field. McGonagall happens to see this exchange and takes note. Later, she pulls Harry aside. He thinks he is in trouble for it, but instead McGonagall informs him that she wants him to be the seeker for the Gryffindor quidditch team. I don’t know why this is my favorite, but I just find McGonagall’s humor and way of going about things amusing. She is very cunning. A good fit for head of Gryffindor if you ask me