| Quote #7
"Your mum and dad wouldn't want you to get hurt, would they? They'd never want you to go looking or Black!"
This is a really tense scene and we can see how Ron and Hermione are out of their element here. They don't really know how to talk to Harry or comfort him about his parents. This is partly why the introduction of Lupin and Sirius in this book is so important – Harry also needs some adults he can confide in and talk to.
| Quote #8
"And the Acid Pops? Fred gave me one of those when I was seven – it burnt a hole right through my tongue. I remember Mum walloping him with her broomstick." Ron stared broodingly into the Acid Pop box. "Reckon Fred'd take a bit of a Cockroach Cluster if I told him they were peanuts?" (10.3.93)
Ah, sibling rivalry. Thankfully, none of our siblings burnt a hole in our tongues with acid. We don't actually see Ron interact with his brothers a ton, even though they attend the same boarding school. But whenever they do interact, they're usually teasing or fighting – so, typical sibling antics.
| Quote #9
"Potter trusted Black beyond all his other friends. Nothing changed when they left school. Black was best man when James married Lily. Then they named him godfather to Harry." (10.3.145)
The detail of Sirius becoming Harry's godfather represents how friends can become family over time and particularly as you grow up. We can already see this happening with the trio, who manage to survive a year of almost non-stop arguing and still emerge on the other side of it all as stronger friends.