Friday, May 2, 2014

Sidekick Showcase [74] - Mom of the nation

Sidekick Showcase, previously known as Sidekick Saturday, is a weekly bookish meme, hosted here by Jaclyn at JC's Book Haven. There are many secondary characters that are as great as the primaries. In some cases, the sidekicks actually steal the show and you like them better than the heroine or hero. Maybe they didn't have enough page time for how great they were. Anyone can play along! I will post my Sidekicks on Saturday, then whichever day during the week that you would like to post yours, you can put your link in on my page. Just do the following:

• Choose a sidekick *or someone other than the hero or heroine* that you would like to put in the spotlight that fits in the week's topic
• Share a picture (if you can) and information about the character
• Give the title and author of a book the character can be found in
• Please don't include too many spoilers when describing why the character is such a great sidekick
• The day of your post, put your link in below and grab the code for your post so you can see the others that post their's throughout the week as well

For May let's honor thy Mother. We'll choose some awesome moms and also those characters that are mom-like or mentor-like that are females for Mother's Day May :D

My choice is Molly Weasley
Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling

Molly Weasley picture created by Jaclyn Canada

So, I have a lot of mom's that I can highlight this month, but I had to start with the one that won the nation's favorite mother in the U.K. Over fantastic picks like Princess Diana! There is a reason she was honored with this. Let's put things in context. This woman has seven children. Six of those are boys. Two of them cannot stay out of trouble. One of them is battling dragons and another is breaking curses for a living. One was brainwashed by ambition and became a complete douche. One of them is at the scene of every bad thing that happens along with his best pal "the boy who lived". Then on top of that, her husband tinkers with muggle artifacts when he's not working. The kicker to all of that stress on her plate is the fact that all of those children are inherently GOOD people. She not only raised (and put up with) these misfits, she raised them well. Who can say that one of their favorites isn't among the Weasleys?

Added to her brood was Harry. She took him in and mothered him to the best of her ability and he loves her. He has a few father-like mentors over his years, but only one mother-like mentor. McGonagall might be considered for the mentor role, but I see Mrs. Weasley as the mother-like mentor. The Weasley's Burrow became his home away from Hogwarts.

She is also fiercely protective of her family. Every decision that she makes, she truly feels is what is best for those that she loves. Plus, she sure can kick some butt.


"You - will - never - touch - our - children - again!"

"Beds empty! No note! Car gone--could have crashed--out of my mind with worry--did you care?--never, as long as I've lived--you wait until your father gets home, we never had trouble like this from Bill or Charlie or Percy--"

"Your sons flew that enchanted car of yours to Surrey and back last night."
"Did you really? How did it go? . . . I mean, that was very wrong of you boys."

"Ronald Weasley! How dare you steal that car! I am absolutely disgusted! Your father's now facing an inquiry at work and it's entirely your fault! If you put another toe out of line, we will send you straight home! Oh, and Ginny dear, congratulations on making Gryffindor. Your father and I are so proud."


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1 comment:

  1. Oh my what an excellent choice, Jaclyn! I am going to have to think very hard about this, because in most of the books I read, mothers are either total bitches or they are completely absent...
    I hope you'll have a wonderful weekend!

    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews


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