I have always been peeved by J. K. Rowlings portrayal of the Patil twins. Parvati is the stereotypical girl- giggling and squee-ing and whispering with Lavender. Padma seems to be very flat, show-offy and snobbish.
Do you think that Padma ever had a problem with her sister getting Sorted into a legendary House while she was in Ravenclaw?
No, I don't think that when they went to Hogwarts, they had any such prejudices. Harry wouldn't have minded going to Ravenclaw, would he have? What I don't think she would've like is being separated from her sister.
How do you think she'd behave with Parvati?
It depends. If you guys imagine Parvati to be the "More Popular" sister (a topic I'll touch one later), I think Padma'd have been tired of being in the shadow of her sister. If not, they probably would have got on well, as they seem to have more or less the same type of personalities.
She didn’t look too enthusiastic about having Ron as a partner, though; her dark eyes lingered on the frayed neck and sleeves of his dress robes as she looked him up and down.
~Page 359, Goblet Of Fire, British Edition
I prove what I said about JKR's portrayal with this quote. It's a widely known fact that Weasleys are poor, and cannot really afford much. Why must she make assumptions about Ron just by looking at his clothes? Might be not liking Ron much after he ignores her for the entirety of the ball, I understand, but not wanting to be his date just because he isn't dressed well, even when he has a reason for dressing so, is just... bad. I can't really pick a word... materialistic?
Padma was sitting with her arms and legs crossed, one foot jiggling in time to the music. Every now and then she threw a disgruntled look at Ron, who was completely ignoring her.
~Page 366, Goblet Of Fire, British Edition
She doesn't like Ron much. I can sympathise with her in this scenario. If I went out with a girl who obstinately refused to have fun, and instead kept staring and getting angry at another boy, I'd definitely be very irritated. Padma seems to be quite a party animal, liking to have fun and dancing, as we can see from this quote.
Parvati sat down on Harry’s other side, crossed her arms and legs too, and within minutes, was asked to dance by a boy from Beauxbatons.
~Page 367, Goblet Of Fire, British Edition
This isn't directly related to Padma, but it got me thinking. Padma was sitting there with Ron for all the time that Parvati was dancing and even after she went off after this quote from the book. It was only much later, that when asked to, a boy came and danced with her. But on the other hand, Parvati was asked to dance immediately. Why is this?
Even though they are twins, I feel that Parvati is perhaps more prettier that Padma, or may be she radiates beauty. Then again, it might be because people want to spite Harry by dancing with his date- though I sorely doubt this fact. Therefore, I have to go with the assumption that Parvati is somehow more aesthetically pleasing, or some how better than Padma.
If I were to choose three words to describe her, I'd choose loyal,, and rebellious, brave because she agreed with Dumbledore and Harry, and was part of the Dumbledore's Army. (Lol, I just typed "Dumbledore's Navy" there!). This was done against the Authority, AKA, Umbridge. Padma was also aware of the repercussions she would face if caught, yet she continued to be a part of DA.
Do you agree with the points I made? Why or why not? Opinions are always invited.