Molly Weasley

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Molly Weasley is a fictional character in J.K. Rowling’s series of Harry Potter books. She is a witch and a housewife to Arthur Weasley. Her children are Bill, Charlie, Precy, Fred, George, Ron and Ginny.

The name “Molly” may have been derived from the English word “mollycoddle” which means the tendency to be overprotective. Her greatest fear is the death of her loved ones, as is depicted when a Boggart assumes the shape of those people’s dead bodies. This fear stems from the fact that both her brothers, Gideon and Fabien Prewett, were murdered. She is very protective towards her children and is visibly distressed on hearing the news of the mayhem at the Quidditch World Cup.

Molly Weasley’s youngest children Ron and Ginny are close friends with Harry Potter and Hermione Granger. She regards them as her children. This may be because Harry’s parents are dead and his adoptive family doesn’t treat him well. Hermione Granger’s parents are muggles and hence she has no other contacts in the wizarding world. In ‘Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix’, she defends Harry and asserts that he is just like her own sons.

Molly Weasley schooled her children at home till the age of eleven, which is a common practice in the wizarding world. She always tries to maintain discipline at home, which is rendered a near impossible task by Fred and George, who are always upto pranks.

Molly gives the impression of being a stickler for regulations but is known to have violated the midnight curfew while at school, on meetings with Arthur. She has a deep sense of right and wrong and dislikes Mudungus Fletcher, as he is criminal dealing in stolen cauldrons, among other things. She also disapproved Sirius Black’s rash actions as she considered them irresponsible.

Molly is an active member of the Order of the Phoenix, which fights against Lord Voldemort.