Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

by

J. K. Rowling

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Narcissa Malfoy Character Analysis

Draco Malfoy's mother. She's pale and blond, like Draco and Lucius, and it becomes clear early on that while Narcissa may believe that Voldemort has the right idea when it comes to blood purity and his vision for the world, she's more interested in protecting her family than in sacrificing anyone she loves for Voldemort's vision. She's afraid of Voldemort and likely doesn't care whether Harry is alive or dead, but she chooses to announce that Harry is dead—thereby protecting him—so that she can enter Hogwarts and find Draco.

Narcissa Malfoy Quotes in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

The Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows quotes below are all either spoken by Narcissa Malfoy or refer to Narcissa Malfoy. 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 Ten Quotes

"Sirius was horrible to Kreacher, Harry, and it's no good looking like that, you know it's true. Kreacher had been alone for a long time when Sirius came to live here, and he was probably starving for a bit of affection. I'm sure 'Miss Cissy' and 'Miss Bella' were perfectly lovely to Kreacher when he turned up, so he did them a favor and told them everything they wanted to know. I've said all along that wizards would pay for how they treat house-elves. Well, Voldemort did...and so did Sirius."

Page Number: 198
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Narcissa Malfoy Character Timeline in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

The timeline below shows where the character Narcissa Malfoy appears in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter One
Knowledge and Power Theme Icon
...with it. Voldemort asks Lucius Malfoy to borrow his wand. Malfoy hesitates and glances at Narcissa Malfoy before passing his wand over. He makes a small movement as though to take... (full context)
Friendship, Community, and Resistance Theme Icon
...Voldemort maliciously asks if the Malfoys are unhappy that he's back in power, to which Bellatrix—Narcissa's sister—says that having Voldemort in their home is an honor. Voldemort asks if it's as... (full context)
Chapter Ten
Choices, Redemption, and Morality Theme Icon
Knowledge and Power Theme Icon
Mortality and Sacrifice Theme Icon
Friendship, Community, and Resistance Theme Icon
...is loyal to people who are kind to him, which Sirius wasn't. She notes that Narcissa and Bellatrix certainly were, which is why he passed information to them. Harry gives Kreacher... (full context)
Chapter Twenty-Three
Choices, Redemption, and Morality Theme Icon
Friendship, Community, and Resistance Theme Icon
Narcissa Malfoy opens the door and, though she's skeptical, she accepts Greyback and his prisoners. She... (full context)
Mortality and Sacrifice Theme Icon
...chandelier drops down on Hermione and Griphook. Harry wrestles back the wands as Dobby reprimands Narcissa and Bellatrix. Harry throws Ron a wand, grabs Griphook and Dobby, and Disapparates. Dobby's hand... (full context)
Chapter Thirty-Six
Choices, Redemption, and Morality Theme Icon
Mortality and Sacrifice Theme Icon
...Voldemort getting up and he wonders if they both collapsed and were unconscious. Voldemort sends Narcissa to check if Harry is dead. She feels his heart and quietly whispers to ask... (full context)