Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

by

J. K. Rowling

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Mrs. Weasley Character Analysis

The matriarch of the Weasley family. She's short, plump, and has red hair like all of her children. Mrs. Weasley cares deeply for her family members and for their safety in particular, which is why she often does whatever she can to keep her children from getting themselves into dangerous situations, whether that be keeping Ron from planning with Harry and Hermione to forbidding Ginny from joining in the final battle at Hogwarts. She has a temper when she gets angry and Fred and George are often the recipients of her ire, as they enjoy tormenting her. Mrs. Weasley is a skilled cook and an accomplished witch; she kills Bellatrix Lestrange during the final battle after Bellatrix makes the mistake of trying to kill Ginny. Though it makes Harry uncomfortable, Mrs. Weasley treats him like a surrogate son and even gives him her brother's watch for his seventeenth birthday, which is a Wizarding tradition, but one that Harry would otherwise be shut out of, as he has no parents to give him such a gift.

Mrs. Weasley Quotes in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

The Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows quotes below are all either spoken by Mrs. Weasley or refer to Mrs. Weasley. 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 Seven Quotes

"It's traditional to give a wizard a watch when he comes of age," said Mrs. Weasley, watching him anxiously from beside the cooker. "I'm afraid that one isn't new like Ron's, it was actually my brother Fabian's and he wasn't terribly careful with his possessions, it's a bit dented on the back, but—"

Related Characters: Mrs. Weasley (speaker), Harry Potter
Page Number: 114
Explanation and Analysis:
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Mrs. Weasley Character Timeline in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

The timeline below shows where the character Mrs. Weasley appears in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter Five
Grief and Coming of Age Theme Icon
Mortality and Sacrifice Theme Icon
...spin away from the Tonks' house and land hard in the yard of the Burrow. Mrs. Weasley and Ginny run toward them. Nobody else is back. (full context)
Mortality and Sacrifice Theme Icon
...kill her. Kingsley leaves for the Prime Minister as Bill and Fleur fly into sight. Mrs. Weasley flies at Bill, who says that Moody is dead: Mundungus panicked and Disapparated, and Voldemort... (full context)
Mortality and Sacrifice Theme Icon
Friendship, Community, and Resistance Theme Icon
...and Bill leave to retrieve Moody's body and Harry announces that he needs to leave. Mrs. Weasley explains that Harry is safe and needs to stay. Mr. Weasley joins in and Harry... (full context)
Chapter Six
Choices, Redemption, and Morality Theme Icon
Knowledge and Power Theme Icon
Friendship, Community, and Resistance Theme Icon
...while Mr. Weasley and Lupin both understand that the trio are dropping out of school, Mrs. Weasley is determined to stop them. Sure enough, Mrs. Weasley corners Harry a few hours later... (full context)
Knowledge and Power Theme Icon
Friendship, Community, and Resistance Theme Icon
Mrs. Weasley begins assigning Harry, Ron, and Hermione tasks that they can't do together and that keep... (full context)
Friendship, Community, and Resistance Theme Icon
...he doesn't believe that Charity Burbage resigned and hopes that Scrimgeour is planning something useful. Mrs. Weasley sends Ron to clean his room, Hermione to change the sheets for Monsieur Delacour and... (full context)
Grief and Coming of Age Theme Icon
Knowledge and Power Theme Icon
They hear Mrs. Weasley yelling from downstairs and Ron laments that the Delacours are coming so early. Hermione suggests... (full context)
Mortality and Sacrifice Theme Icon
...person gets emotionally close to a Horcrux. Harry wonders how Dumbledore destroyed the ring as Mrs. Weasley bursts in and demands help with wedding gifts. (full context)
Mortality and Sacrifice Theme Icon
Friendship, Community, and Resistance Theme Icon
...the house so full, Harry, Ron, and Hermione have no time alone to make plans. Mrs. Weasley interrupts them at the chicken coop one evening and asks Harry what he wants to... (full context)
Chapter Seven
Grief and Coming of Age Theme Icon
Friendship, Community, and Resistance Theme Icon
...starts performing magic and accepts Ron's present, a book on how to woo witches. Downstairs, Mrs. Weasley directs Harry to the present on the top of the pile. It's a watch, which... (full context)
Choices, Redemption, and Morality Theme Icon
Friendship, Community, and Resistance Theme Icon
Charlie, Lupin, Tonks, and Hagrid arrive for Harry's birthday dinner. Mrs. Weasley carries out a cake decorated like a Snitch. Lupin looks oddly unhappy. Hagrid gives Harry... (full context)
Choices, Redemption, and Morality Theme Icon
Friendship, Community, and Resistance Theme Icon
...his wand at Harry's chest, leaving a small burn in Harry's shirt. Mr. Weasley and Mrs. Weasley burst in and Scrimgeour steps back. He tells Harry that they should work together, but... (full context)
Chapter Fifteen
Choices, Redemption, and Morality Theme Icon
Grief and Coming of Age Theme Icon
Knowledge and Power Theme Icon
Friendship, Community, and Resistance Theme Icon
...As the fall wears on, Ron's mood continues to worsen. One night, he insists that Mrs. Weasley can make food appear from nowhere, which Hermione explains is impossible. They begin to shout... (full context)
Chapter Nineteen
Choices, Redemption, and Morality Theme Icon
Grief and Coming of Age Theme Icon
Friendship, Community, and Resistance Theme Icon
...in Harry and Hermione's voices that nobody likes him, that he's stupid, and that even Mrs. Weasley likes Harry better. It says that Hermione loves Harry. Harry shouts for Ron to stab... (full context)
Chapter Thirty
Choices, Redemption, and Morality Theme Icon
Mortality and Sacrifice Theme Icon
...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 to fight. Most of... (full context)
Chapter Thirty-Six
Friendship, Community, and Resistance Theme Icon
...closer to Voldemort. He sees Bellatrix shoot a Killing Curse and narrowly miss Ginny, and Mrs. Weasley furiously begins to duel Bellatrix. Harry is unsure of what to do, but Mrs. Weasley's... (full context)