Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

by

J. K. Rowling

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Fred Weasley Character Analysis

One of the Weasley twins, who are two years older than Ron. Both Fred and George act and think very much alike, and they use the fact that they're identical in most ways to torment Mrs. Weasley and other adults. The twins appear to give up their jobs as the owners of their joke shop in order to be a part of the resistance movement and fight Voldemort. Fred is one of the hosts of Potterwatch, where he uses his joking nature to poke fun at the Death Eaters and spread information about Voldemort. Fred dies suddenly and shockingly early on in the final battle at Hogwarts.
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Fred Weasley Character Timeline in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

The timeline below shows where the character Fred Weasley appears in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter Four
Grief and Coming of Age Theme Icon
...the backyard, including Hagrid on a giant motorcycle. Ron greets Harry as Mad-Eye Moody, Hermione, Fred, George, Bill, Mr. Weasley, Tonks, Lupin, Fleur, Kingsley, and Mundungus Fletcher file into the kitchen.... (full context)
Mortality and Sacrifice Theme Icon
Friendship, Community, and Resistance Theme Icon
...Harrys, thanks to Polyjuice Potion. Harry refuses to let his friends sacrifice for him, and Fred and George tease him for trying to stop this. Moody growls that this is the... (full context)
Chapter Five
Mortality and Sacrifice Theme Icon
Friendship, Community, and Resistance Theme Icon
...a crash and Mr. Weasley roars that he needs to see his son. He and Fred enter and Fred seems lost for words. George stirs and says he feels "saintlike." He... (full context)
Mortality and Sacrifice Theme Icon
Friendship, Community, and Resistance Theme Icon
...purpose. Harry thinks that Moody was always derisive about Dumbledore's desire to trust people, but Fred and George cheer Harry. Lupin says that Harry is just like James, who would've been... (full context)
Chapter Eight
Friendship, Community, and Resistance Theme Icon
The next afternoon, Ron, Fred, George, and Harry, who is disguised with Polyjuice Potion as Cousin Barny, prepare to show... (full context)
Chapter Twenty-Two
Choices, Redemption, and Morality Theme Icon
Friendship, Community, and Resistance Theme Icon
...says that Xenophilius Lovegood is in Azkaban and Hagrid is on the run. Then, either Fred or George hilariously reminds people to stay vigilant even though Voldemort might be out of... (full context)
Chapter Twenty-Nine
Choices, Redemption, and Morality Theme Icon
Grief and Coming of Age Theme Icon
Friendship, Community, and Resistance Theme Icon
...passage and Luna is sure that they're here to overthrow Snape and the Carrows. Ginny, Fred, George, Lee Jordan, and Cho Chang come a few moments later. George asks what the... (full context)
Chapter Thirty-One
Choices, Redemption, and Morality Theme Icon
Friendship, Community, and Resistance Theme Icon
...and Harry suddenly realizes where the diadem is: in the Room of Requirement. Harry passes Fred and then comes upon Aberforth, who asks Harry why he didn't keep a few Slytherin... (full context)
Mortality and Sacrifice Theme Icon
Harry, Ron, and Hermione see Fred and Percy dueling masked Death Eaters. The trio runs up to help as an explosion... (full context)
Chapter Thirty-Two
Mortality and Sacrifice Theme Icon
Friendship, Community, and Resistance Theme Icon
Percy refuses to leave Fred's body. A giant spider climbs through the hole and Harry curses it. He and Ron... (full context)
Chapter Thirty-Three
Knowledge and Power Theme Icon
Mortality and Sacrifice Theme Icon
...and to the castle. When they enter the Great Hall, Harry sees the Weasleys surrounding Fred's body. He sees Lupin and Tonks's bodies too, and races away to Dumbledore's office. Harry... (full context)