Ron's mother. She's a short and plump witch who, more than anything, wants her seven children to grow up to be successful. However, it becomes clear when Harry arrives at the Burrow that Mrs. Weasley has a very narrow definition of what "success" means for a young witch or wizard, as she's thrilled with Bill, Charlie, and Percy--all of whom did well in school and now hold respectable jobs working for others--and not at all happy with Fred and George, who want to open a joke shop. Though Harry and Ron hear little from her for most of the school year, the way that she treats Hermione after Rita Skeeter's Witch Weekly article insisting that Hermione is toying with Harry's affections suggests that she takes everything she reads as truth. She doesn't re-warm to Hermione until Harry tells her outright that Hermione isn't his girlfriend. Mrs. Weasley steps into a parental role for Harry, hosting him for the last two weeks of the summer holidays and then coming to the final Triwizard Tournament task like other champions' parents.