Extract several dreams from your partnerís Dream Diary which are obviously connected. Please give your reasons for picking those dreams.
1) Interpret each of the dreams in accordance with the guidelines we covered in the previous lessons. Please remember: -Significance of Numerology -Keywords -General meaning / context of the dream -That other dreams may assist in providing a fuller interpretation
2) Write an analysis of your results and derive a definitive explanation for all dreams selected
3) Try to apply this conclusion on a different dream from the Dream Diary
To be handed in on October 14th. I expect at least three feet of parchment. The essay will be marked to O.W.L. standards. If you have any questions, donít hesitate to ask. Remember, my children, allow your Inner Eye to remain uncloudedÖ do not be afraid of the Sight!
Professor Sybil Trelawney
Dream Interpretation by Harry Potter
Three feet of parchment? Thatís even more than McGonagall wanted on the Inanimatus Conjurus Spell three weeks ago! Fred and George were right, fifth year is the hardest. At least I donít have one of Umbridgeís detentions right now. Even Divinationís better than them!
Well, which dreams in here are obviously connected? There are the ones about Voldemort; Trelawney would love them. Death and destruction everywhere. But, well, spending even my homework with Voldemort goes a bit far. Itís enough that I dream about him and feel his bloody emotions. Wait a moment; will Ron ever read this essay? Iím positive he wonítÖ he wonít have time since heís got my dreams to interpret. So, why not take the ones about Hermione? Those are obviously connected and what the eye doesnít see, the heart doesnít grieve over. Trelawney needs a little love, anyway. No wonder sheís always depressed when her Inner Eye only sees the bad.
I choose the dreams from September 8th, September 21st and September 26th. Well, at least it looks like Iíve put a lot of work in there. I have chosen them because all of them feature Ron and Hermione Granger. In one of the dreams theyíre even kissing. I reckon that interpreting these dreams will be most illuminating about Ronís feelings towards Hermione.
OK, itís a bit short, but what more is left to say? I hope Iíll be able to make the next parts a bit longer. Or maybe I should just write bigger letters?
Dream 1 Iíve already done this one. Whereís my Divination notebook?
Ah, here it is. Yuck, was it really me who wrote this crap? I sound like a psycho! Seeing that I take Divination, maybe I am a psycho. At least I can copy the first part and the Numerology crap.
-dreamt by: Ron Weasley -September 8th -Subject: Well, have to change that now. Hermione. No wait, then I have to do that whole Numerology thing again. It stays a cat. -Summary: Ron dreams that he is a cat. He eats mice, scratches Snape, steals some ingredient and finally ends up flirting in the common room with Hermioneís cat, Crookshanks. Suddenly, Hermione disappears. Ron searches for her but doesnít find her.
Age + date of dream + number of letters in the subject = 15 + 8 + 9 + 3 = 35 3 + 5 = 8 8 = success, fairness, ambition
Ha, Ron, now that I know the context Ė say a thank-you to the hag Ė I know exactly that this dream isnít about Crookshanks at all!
Ronís cat-form is only a symbol. On the one hand, he fancies Crookshanks, who also symbolises someone else (Is this terminology satisfying enough? It sounds as if Hermione wrote this!), but on the other hand Hermione doesnít let him go. He is only able to leave when he hurts her. When he realises that itís Hermione he wants, he canít find her anymore.
First of all, this dream tells us that Ron likes Hermione very much. Heís petted by her, so they might have a relationship. This is also suggested by the other dreams he has, particularly by the one where they are kissing. Afterwards, we see that Ron has success with other girls, and he falls for someone else. But then he realises that Hermioneís his one true love. Should I tell her this? I wonder what she would say. Itís his ambition to find her, but he isnít very successful. She hides from him because he has hurt her. Itís not clear if he finds her again. Somehow there must be a way into the labyrinthís middle.
The Numerology doesnít really fit. Ron doesnít have success with Hermione. Well, maybe he would have had some if he hadnít scratched her. Hey, thatís it! To have success with Hermione, Ron has to pay her attention and not go away and see someone else.
OK, maybe I really should give him some advice on this. Iíd never have imagined being some sort of therapist for Ron and Hermione! Although, it would be very enjoyable if they stopped their bickering for once. Itís getting on my nerves. But who knows Ė maybe they would be even more annoying if they started going out? And what if they bickered then? No, I will keep this between me and Trelawney.
Dream 2 There are only two words to describe this: HA HA.
Ron will kill me. Well, Iím used to attempted murder by now anyway. After Lord Voldemort, I reckon Iíll also be able to fight Ronald Weasley.
-dreamt by: Ron Weasley -September 21st -Subject: Kiss -Summary: Ron dreams about kissing Hermione. It looks too funny, written down like this.
HaÖ No, I mustnít laugh. Iím in the library and Hermione is already shooting me angry looks because I keep snickering. Sheís not giving Ron any dirty looks though, and heís making some weird noises with his feet. Ah yes, theyíre in love! Iíd nearly forgottenÖ
Age + date of dream + number of letters in the subject = 15 + 21 + 9 + 4 = 49 4 + 9 = 13 1 + 3 = 4 4 = patience, hard work, restrictions
Ron dreaming about kissing Hermione signifies that he fancies her and wants to kiss her. Well, itís a bit obvious, isnít it? Much easier to interpret that than these dreams about witches with towers and such stuff.
His feelings towards Hermione have been growing during the last year. Oh yes, Ron, do you really reckon I havenít noticed that youíre jealous of Krum? Come on, admit it. But I donít think he needs to work very hard to get to kiss Hermione. He should just be friendly and maybe take her on a walk. So, well, he doesnít need to be very patient, either, does he? Okay, maybe when she starts talking about SPEW he has to fake listening patiently, otherwise she wonít let him kiss her. And yes, itís better when there are some restrictions. You never knowÖ
-dreamt by: Ron Weasley -September 26th -Subject: Hermione -Summary: Hermione gives Ron obvious signs that she wants him to ask her to the ball but he doesnít notice them at all. When Ron doesnít ask her, she takes Viktor Krum instead. They end up kissing, but Ron Stuns Krum because he is jealous.
Age + date + number of letters in the subject = 15 + 26 + 9 + 8 = 58 5 + 8 = 13 1 + 3 = 4 4 = patience, restrictions, hard work, routine
Oh, crap. I hate this.
Iím leaving me and Ginny out of this. This is about Ron and Hermione. He really does dream some weird stuff. Definitely Seer material, this boy.
This dream focuses on Ron asking Hermione out. She obviously wants him to do this and gives him signs, but he doesnít notice. Then she goes out with Viktor Krum because Ron hasnít paid attention to her. Hey, thatís just like the first dream! Viktor is like the maze, blocking Ron from getting her back. Ronís jealousy of Krum shows again his deep feelings for Hermione. But hexing his opponent is no solution; he and Hermione only start fighting again.
He should have just kissed her and expressed his feelings.
This shows that when Ron doesnít ask Hermione out, someone else will. In order to win her back, he mustnít act violently or rashly; he needs patience and to work hard. It would be even better if he watched out for her signs and asked her before someone else does, otherwise sheíll feel hurt and hide from him in the maze.
I feel like a Divination genius right now. Maybe I should give up my own personal conflict with that certain figment of my imagination and start writing dream guides for Ron? I could even turn them into general ones. Bet Sirius would love that.
Nr. 3 Ė Oracle
Iím only halfway through! Bugger. I reckon I should write in bigger letters Ė I donít have enough yet. Parvati is already on her second scroll of parchmentÖ At least Ron has even less than I have. Well, I havenít given him many useful dreams for this interpretation, Iím afraid.
Ron is in love with Hermione, and she loves him back.
And when will the wedding be? Mrs Weasley would be so thrilled for you two if she knew!
She is already giving him signs that she loves him but he hasnít noticed it yet. Heíd better ask her out soon because if he doesnít, sheíll turn away from him and choose someone else. The best way to tell her he loves her is just to kiss her. He doesnít need to work very hard to achieve this. This will also be the only way to win her back. If she leaves him, heíll have to regain her trust. He wonít achieve his goals just by hexing any rivals. Instead, he has to show her that he really loves her and cares for her.
How romantic! I nearly started crying. Itís twue wuv, it really is. Why canít he dream anything about Cho and me? That would be interesting. Although, this is interesting, too. It puts all their quarrels into a completely new light. I must watch those two a bit closer.
On September 15th, Ron dreams about his wedding but doesnít see his bride. From the conclusion of Nr. 3 itís obvious that this bride must be Hermione. They love each other and will marry one day, and Iíll be their best man.
Finished! Well, this last thing is rather short, but thereís not much else to say. Everything is rather obvious. And Iíve even managed to write three feet full of that nonsense. Trelawney wonít like this happy stuff at all, but Iím really not in the mood for mad dreams about Voldemort. Itíll be a pass; Iíve done everything correctly. Even Numerology.
Dear Mr Potter,
Your essay is quite satisfactory. Although I would have chosen a different grouping of Mr. Weasleyís dreams, you work with the chosen ones quite well.
Youíve successfully worked out Mr Weasleyís feelings towards Miss Granger. However, there are severe faults in your interpretations:
1) You havenít managed to interpret the ending of the very first dream correctly. Your first assumption is correct: The dream shows that Mr Weasley is rather interested in Miss Granger, until he meets someone else. Thus, he rejects Miss Granger and hurts her very deeply. But when he realises that it is her who he has adored all the time, she has disappeared. Here it is obvious, that he will never see her again. Thereís no way for him through the labyrinth. They wonít have a second chance. You have failed to allow your Inner Eye to open fully, my boy.
Additionally, you have failed miserably in weaving the Numerology into the general picture. To actually have success in their relationship, Mr Weasley must be fair and determined and not just give up on Miss Granger just because someone else walks into the picture. For shame.
2) You do not pay enough attention to your Numerology in the second dream. Mr Weasley will have to work very hard and be very patient with Miss Granger to achieve his goals with her. The same thing applies to winning her back Ė sadly, this thought isnít very well developed in exercise three. You should have given this much more thought.
3) The same rules apply to the third dream. Miss Granger will not just leave her current boyfriend to set off with Mr Weasley. They are yelling at each other, which is a sign of thorough misunderstanding and bitter fighting. Such unhappiness, such strife. Tut, tut.
4) You give the dream of September 15th rather less thought than necessary. Obviously, Mr Weasley has never kissed the bride. If, as you correctly assume, Miss Granger is his bride, then this dream shows only that they wonít marry. Their wedding will be interrupted by something grave, some bad accident, and there will be no kiss at the end of the ceremony. The Inner Eye knows all, Mr Potter, if only you were capable of figuring it out.
5) All in all, these dreams show the affection of Mr Weasley and Miss Granger for each other. However, they donít signify any happy ending for this couple. It is much more likely that they will lose each other in the labyrinth mentioned in Mr Weasleyís first dream and never see each other again. Just because you hope something positive will happen for your friends, Mr. Potter, doesnít mean fate favours it. You must learn to think above such mundane things.
Iím pleased to give you a weak ďAĒ on your interpretation. Try to delve into the dreams a bit further and pass the boundaries of the Non-Seeing mind.
Professor Sybill Trelawney
At least itís a pass. Well, old hag, weíll just leave it to Ron and Hermione to decide if they want to get out. I like my interpretation much more than your pessimistic one. And ďNon-Seeing mindĒ sounds very much like nonsense, donít you See?
AN: First of all, many thanks to Ladybug and Evelyn, who wanted Harry to interpret a very special dream. Thanks to XORynkleOX for looking into Trelawney's head; to Dreamer for pre-betaing; and to my fantastic PS-beta harry_ginnyphile - thank you so much for your time spent on this!
Disclaimer: I donít own Harry Potter. That distinction belongs to the amazing JKR.
Beta Note: I'd like to thank Mira Miracle for being so patient with me while real life intervened on my betaing this for her. As always, a gracious and excellent author!