Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

by

J. K. Rowling

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Mad-Eye Moody Character Analysis

A retired Auror and a member of the Order of the Phoenix. He's missing an eye and replaced it with a bright blue enchanted one that can spin in all directions and see through everything, even solid surfaces and Invisibility Cloaks. He's a gruff and scowling person who openly distrusts everyone, hence his catchphrase, "constant vigilance." He dies while the Order moves Harry to the Burrow, and Death Eaters steal his enchanted eye. Harry takes it from Dolores Umbridge when he infiltrates the Ministry and buries it in the forest. It's all that anyone can find of Moody's body.

Mad-Eye Moody Quotes in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

The Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows quotes below are all either spoken by Mad-Eye Moody or refer to Mad-Eye Moody. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
Choices, Redemption, and Morality Theme Icon
). Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Scholastic Inc. edition of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows published in 2007.
Chapter Five Quotes

Dumbledore would have believed him, he knew it. Dumbledore would have known how and why Harry's wand had acted independently, because Dumbledore always had the answers; he had known about wands, had explained to Harry the strange connection that existed between his wand and Voldemort's...But Dumbledore, like Mad-Eye, like Sirius, like his parents, like his poor owl, all were gone where Harry could never talk to them again.

Page Number: 84
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Mad-Eye Moody Character Timeline in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

The timeline below shows where the character Mad-Eye Moody 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
...appear in 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... (full context)
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Friendship, Community, and Resistance Theme Icon
...friends sacrifice for him, and Fred and George tease him for trying to stop this. Moody growls that this is the only way and furiously, Harry pulls out hair and hands... (full context)
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Mortality and Sacrifice Theme Icon
Friendship, Community, and Resistance Theme Icon
Moody barks out who's traveling with whom by broom and thestral. Harry is anxious to learn... (full context)
Chapter Five
Mortality and Sacrifice Theme Icon
...as Bill and Fleur fly into sight. Mrs. Weasley flies at Bill, who says that Moody is dead: Mundungus panicked and Disapparated, and Voldemort got Moody. Harry can't believe it. They... (full context)
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Friendship, Community, and Resistance Theme Icon
...and made a mistake, he knows they didn't do it on purpose. Harry thinks that Moody was always derisive about Dumbledore's desire to trust people, but Fred and George cheer Harry.... (full context)
Chapter Six
Choices, Redemption, and Morality Theme Icon
Knowledge and Power Theme Icon
Friendship, Community, and Resistance Theme Icon
Harry feels like the only thing that will relieve the guilt he feels about Moody's death is setting out immediately to find and destroy the Horcruxes. One morning, Ron points... (full context)
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...twelve, Grimmauld Place is no longer safe. Over supper, they discuss that they haven't found Moody's body and that the Prophet hasn't reported Harry's use of underage magic, likely in an... (full context)
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Mortality and Sacrifice Theme Icon
...the bed and Hermione sorting books into two huge piles. They discuss whether or not Moody is actually dead, and Harry suggests that the Death Eaters transfigured his body and hid... (full context)
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Friendship, Community, and Resistance Theme Icon
...to convince them to not come. Hermione says she's been packing for days, has stolen Moody's stock of Polyjuice Potion, and has modified her parents' memories and sent them to Australia... (full context)
Chapter Nine
Mortality and Sacrifice Theme Icon
Friendship, Community, and Resistance Theme Icon
...that Snape is the only Death Eater who can get in, and they know that Moody put charms in place to thwart Snape's entry. They Apparate there and let themselves in.... (full context)
Chapter Eleven
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Grief and Coming of Age Theme Icon
Knowledge and Power Theme Icon
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...here, they'd have sent Snape in. She thinks that Snape has probably been here, but Moody's curse kept him from telling others how to get in. Hermione and Ron start bickering,... (full context)
Chapter Thirteen
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...wizards and witches assembling pamphlets with information about the dangers of Mudbloods. Harry notices that Moody's eye is installed in Umbridge's office door so she can spy on the employees. (full context)
Choices, Redemption, and Morality Theme Icon
Grief and Coming of Age Theme Icon
...away and starts emitting smoke across the room. He slips into Umbridge's office and pockets Moody's eye. He begins going through a filing cabinet and stops short when he finds Mr.... (full context)
Chapter Fourteen
Friendship, Community, and Resistance Theme Icon
...Disapparated, and he saw the door of Grimmauld Place—he can now enter. Harry pulls out Moody's eye. Ron wakes up and they decide to stay put. Hermione begins working protective charms... (full context)
Chapter Fifteen
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Friendship, Community, and Resistance Theme Icon
Early the next morning, Harry buries Moody's eye under a tree. Later, they decide to move on. They camp near a village... (full context)