I have a few last-minute points to award.
May I rant? I shall try. Okay, if I may say, I’ve always felt that Neville deserved the most points. Honestly, and really. For him, he made the biggest change and took the greatest courage out them all. Except for maybe what Harry had done. Harry, however, had been holding such a strong mentality against evil for a good portion of the book. For him to try and stop Snape (as he thought it was Snape that needed to be stopped), that’s pretty courageous, I admit. For Ron and Hermione (tumblr, Hermione’s a real word, stop giving me the red squiggly), they were given points similarly to Harry, for maintaining a mindset that they had managed throughout most of the books. Hermione stayed cool and knowledgeable - not to mention bossy and a tad frustrated with others’ slight show of ignorance - during the situation with the Devil’s Snare (did I get that right?). As it showed, they got past the plant and safely onto the next round of obstacles. For that… sure, why not, let’s give her 50 points. For Ron, he plays chess. Chess is his thing. In fact, I’d have liked to play a game of chess with Ron Weasley. For him to win, it’s partly luck, in the sense that the other player(s) weren’t better than him, and again to his strategic chess intellect, which I’m quite sure didn’t get a crazy awesome boost in the spare moments of that chess game. It did however take him great courage to have sacrificed himself for the good of the team and to allow Harry and Hermione to get pass the chessboard. Let’s just agree with Dumbledore (because at this particular point, I’m a little lazy) and give the ginger bloke a nice whopper of 50 points. For Harry, I’m going to cut you down from 60 and to a nice 50, be happy. Remember, Gryffindors are even known for their bravery.
But let’s talk about Mr. Neville Longbottom. Neville (Really tumblr? why the red squiggly for his name too?) had constantly been bullied throughout the school year. We’ve constantly been given the image of a klutz and an unfortunately dull mind. He stood up to his friends, the very friends that had been encouraging him to try to be someone better. That’s tough, I think. He didn’t know that the trio were going to go out and fight against Snape or Voldemort. He had no clue. For him, these three were just being arrogant and ignorant, sneaking out just for the fun of it, while putting their house points and reputation in jeopardy. So here he is, trying to stop them from being selfish. Here he is, trying to stop those who he can consider his friends and maybe even his heroes. I may never have had to defeat the most evil and most feared wizard known in the past 100 years, but I do know what it means to have to do something you’re majorly uncomfortable with, especially when it involves people you respect. If it were me, I’d give him 70 points. But to be a little more fair than myself, I’d give him 30 points.
Let’s give the man a nice 30 points. What do you guys think?