January 6, 2012 7 Comments
My mother sent me a link to the Guardian newspaper article which reports that JK Rowling once considered killing off Ron Weasley. I had always assumed that there was an unwritten contract between Rowling and her readers that the Big Three of Harry, Hermione, and Ron were all untouchable. From the sounds of it, that was indeed the case, but Rowling contemplated breaking that contract. Rowling says she thought of killing Ron out of spite, because she “wasn’t in a very happy place,” but the article doesn’t delve into that more intriguing backstory.