Hermione is the smartest witch of her age. She is also one of the best friends of Harry Potter. She was Sorted into Gryffindor House, although the Sorting Hat considered her for the Ravenclaw.
Many people are jealous of Hermione’s knowledge, and many people, like the Malfoy family, also despise her because of her blood status.
Is Hermione a Muggle?
Hermione is not a Muggle. Muggles are not allowed in Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. In fact, the school is protected by a lot of charms.
“It’s bewitched,” said Hermione. “If a Muggle looks at it, all they see is a moldering old ruin with a sign over the entrance saying DANGER, DO NOT ENTER, UNSAFE.”
Hermione can see and enter the Hogwarts castle, which is proof that she is not a Muggle.
Hermione also received a letter from Hogwarts before her 11th birthday. She was not aware of her magical abilities before but was very pleased to learn that she was a witch.
Her parents, though not magical themselves, were very supportive and proud of their daughter.
Many people throughout the books praise Hermione for her magical knowledge and abilities, calling her the brightest witch of her age, including Professor Lupin, and Hagrid, who claimed there is no spell that Hermione can’t do.
Many of Hermione’s peers also praised her for her magical knowledge, saying she should have ended in Ravenclaw instead of Gryffindor.
Is Hermione a Half-Blood?
No, Hermione is not a half-blood. Both of her parents are Muggles, dentists to be precise. That parentage makes Hermione a Muggle-born witch.
For Hermione to be a half-blood, she would have to have one Muggle parent and the other a witch or wizard, like Voldemort or Severus Snape.
Although Hermione’s parents were non-magical, there must have been magical blood in her genealogy for her to receive the “magical DNA.”
Many generations before, Hermione must have had an ancestor who was a Squib that married a Muggle. The magical gene then skipped a few generations and manifested itself in Hermione.
In the beginning, her Muggle parents considered Hermione’s displays of magic as oddities, and they were bemused by them, never putting much thought into the reason behind it, until she received a letter from Hogwarts.
Why People Think Hermione is a Muggle?
Many people may think that Hermione is a Muggle because of her parentage. Both of her parents are Muggles.
Hermione is a Muggle-born witch. Some fans might not read correctly or might not have understood the word (it is, after all, an invented one) and therefore thought Hermione is described to be a Muggle.
Muggle-born is a proper phrase for a person whose parents are both Muggles – non-magical people, and it is often used in the books.
Is Hermione a Mudblood?
Yes, Hermione is a Mudblood, although it is very rude to call someone that name. According to Ron, it is the most insulting thing one can think of.
“It’s about the most insulting thing he could think of,” gasped Ron, coming back up. “Mudblood’s a really foul name for someone who is Muggle-born – you know, non-magic parents. (…)
“It’s a disgusting thing to call someone.”
A Mudblood is a very offensive term for Muggle-born witches and wizards that mocks their parentage.
Saying that someone is a Mudblood is saying that their blood is not worth anything, someone of dirty and common blood.
This term was primarily used by pure-blood wizards, like Malfoys, who thought their blood status was higher than Muggle-born witches and wizards.
A lot of Death Eaters call Muggle-born witches and wizards Mudbloods. Even Severus Snape, who later despised the name, was using it in school.
We know that in the beginning, Hermione was offended for being called a Mudblood by Draco Malfoy, but soon enough got immune to the insults because she was proud to be a Muggle-born.
Bellatrix Lestrange, a known female Death Eater, tortured Hermione in Malfoy Manor, and the torture was to carve a word Mudblood on Hermione’s forearm.
Bellatrix considered branding Hermione to be a punishment enough – constantly reminding Hermione of her low status in society.
Hermione’s blood status was a sore spot during the Second Wizarding War. She was hunted by Ministry and considered less of a person because her parents were Muggles.
Still, after the war, she finished her education and climbed the ranks of the Ministry of Magic, working to eradicate the old pure-blood prejudices.
Despite Hermione being a Muggle-born and shunned for it her whole teenhood, she achieved the highest possible position within the Ministry. Hermione became the Minister for Magic.