Rowling has stated that Hermione resembles herself at a younger age, with her insecurity and fear of failure.
After Harry and Ron save her from a mountain troll in the girls toilets, she becomes best friends with them and often uses her quick wit, deft recall, and encyclopaedic knowledge to help them.
Finally, according to Rowling, next to Albus Dumbledore, Hermione is the perfect expository character; because of her encyclopaedic knowledge, she can always be used as a plot dump to explain the Harry Potter universe.
Hermione first appears in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone when she meets Harry and Ron on the Hogwarts Express.
The been there, done that feeling to the whole thing is its greatest weakness. Even its author Jack Thorne admits that it's really just a substitute for getting to the theatre and seeing it all for yourself.
A Definitive Collector's Edition of the book will later replace this first version. JK Rowling had underlined to excited fans: "To be clear!
It officially opened on Saturday, July 30, 2016 at the Palace Theatre in London.
She responds to Harry's wariness of Professor Severus Snape and is also suspicious of him.However, she is unable to join Harry and Ron in the investigation after the hair plucked from the robes of Slytherin student Millicent Bulstrode (with whom Hermione was previously matched up during Lockhart's ill-fated Duelling Club) was that of her cat, whose appearance she takes on in her human form; it takes several weeks for the effects to completely wear off.Hermione is Petrified by the basilisk after successfully identifying the creature through library research.She reveals to Harry and Ron that she does a lot of research in the library, which helped her defeat the Devil's Snare and work out the logic of the potions.Rowling said on her website that she resisted her editor's requests to remove the troll scene, stating "Hermione is so very arrogant and annoying in the early part of Philosopher's Stone that I really felt it needed something (literally) huge to bring her together with Harry and Ron." Hermione (along with Ron's mother Molly Weasley and a few female students of Hogwarts) develops a liking for Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher Gilderoy Lockhart as he had written all the books required for the subject of Defence Against The Dark Arts in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.