Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

by

J. K. Rowling

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Kingsley Shacklebolt Character Analysis

A member of the Order of the Phoenix. He has a calming demeanor and can properly dress like a Muggle, which surprisingly earns him the respect of the Dursleys. Though he begins the novel by keeping watch on the Muggle Prime Minister, he eventually has to go into hiding after the Ministry of Magic falls. He fights in the final battle at Hogwarts.
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Kingsley Shacklebolt Character Timeline in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

The timeline below shows where the character Kingsley Shacklebolt appears in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter Three
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...not to let wizards take him into hiding. Vernon recoils when Harry reminds him of Kingsley Shacklebolt and Mr. Weasley's visit a few weeks ago, when they explained that the Dursleys... (full context)
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Vernon asks why they can't have Kingsley protect them—Kingsley is better at dressing like a Muggle and has a reassuring voice. Harry... (full context)
Chapter Four
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...Ron greets Harry as Mad-Eye Moody, Hermione, Fred, George, Bill, Mr. Weasley, Tonks, Lupin, Fleur, Kingsley, and Mundungus Fletcher file into the kitchen. Tonks gleefully waves her new wedding ring at... (full context)
Chapter Five
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...asks if George will be okay. Lupin crumples and says he should be, just as Kingsley and Hermione land in the yard. Kingsley and Lupin suspiciously test each other and Kingsley... (full context)
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Ginny and Harry head back outside and Ginny takes Harry's hand. They watch Kingsley pace and suddenly, Tonks and Ron barrel to the ground on brooms. Tonks falls into... (full context)
Chapter Six
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...it was a joke when Ginny's face goes pale. They stop talking when Mr. Weasley, Kingsley, and Bill arrive for dinner. The Burrow is now the headquarters for the Order, as... (full context)
Chapter Eight
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...and that he never said anything. Harry feels lied to. Hermione comes over just as Kingsley's lynx Patronus arrives and announces that the Ministry fell and Scrimgeour is dead. (full context)
Chapter Twenty
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...Ron tells Harry in the afternoon about the Taboo: using Voldemort's name alerts the Ministry. Kingsley was almost captured this way. Ron asks if Dumbledore might've sent the doe. Harry wants... (full context)
Chapter Twenty-Two
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...along with a Muggle family. He mentions Bathilda's death and holds a moment of silence. Kingsley encourages listeners to protect their Muggle neighbors, and Lupin encourages people to keep resisting. He... (full context)
Chapter Thirty
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...armor to life, and then run back to the Room of Requirement. There, they find Kingsley, Lupin, Mr. Weasley, Mrs. Weasley, and the Gryffindor Quidditch team. Harry explains that they're going... (full context)
Chapter Thirty-One
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...front of him. The younger students evacuate, leaving the older students who want to fight. Kingsley announces the battle plan and McGonagall sends Harry off to look for the diadem. Harry... (full context)
Chapter Thirty-Six
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...Bellatrix in the chest. Bellatrix falls backwards, dead. Harry sees Voldemort blast McGonagall, Slughorn, and Kingsley back. Harry casts a shield again and finally reveals himself. He instructs everyone to let... (full context)