Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

by

J. K. Rowling

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Neville Longbottom Character Analysis

One of Harry's fellow Gryffindor students. He returned to Hogwarts at the beginning of the school year as, being a pureblooded wizard, he didn't have to fear for his life. At school, Neville bravely carried on with Dumbledore's Army and leads the student resistance movement until it becomes too dangerous to continue. He reconnects with Harry when Harry arrives in Aberforth's pub and learns that Neville and other resistance fighters have been hiding out in the Room of Requirement. Though Neville has always been a hopeless student and a poor wizard, he's extremely brave and having something to fight for helps Neville to come into himself. Harry tasks him with killing Nagini with Gryffindor's sword and Neville is able to carry this out spectacularly. In adulthood, Neville becomes a Hogwarts professor.

Neville Longbottom Quotes in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

The Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows quotes below are all either spoken by Neville Longbottom or refer to Neville Longbottom. 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 Twenty-Nine Quotes

"You didn't hear her," said Neville. "You wouldn't have stood it either. The thing is, it helps when people stand up to them, it gives everyone hope. I used to notice that when you did it, Harry."

Related Characters: Neville Longbottom (speaker), Harry Potter, Alecto Carrow
Page Number: 574
Explanation and Analysis:
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Neville Longbottom Character Timeline in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

The timeline below shows where the character Neville Longbottom appears in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter Fifteen
Friendship, Community, and Resistance Theme Icon
...as he appears in his portrait, she blindfolds him. He's incensed, but he reveals that Neville and Luna helped Ginny, and that all three served detention in the Forbidden Forest with... (full context)
Chapter Sixteen
Grief and Coming of Age Theme Icon
...few days. He's touchy about perceived insults to Snape, but reveals that Ginny and possibly Neville and Luna are continuing Dumbledore's Army. Harry feels homesick for Ginny and for Hogwarts. He... (full context)
Chapter Twenty-One
Friendship, Community, and Resistance Theme Icon
...lead to Luna's room. There, he finds a mural of him, Ron, Hermione, Ginny, and Neville painted on the ceiling, with "friends" written all around them. The room, however, is dusty... (full context)
Chapter Twenty-Eight
Choices, Redemption, and Morality Theme Icon
Grief and Coming of Age Theme Icon
...through her portrait and returns a few minutes later. The portrait swings open to reveal Neville. (full context)
Chapter Twenty-Nine
Grief and Coming of Age Theme Icon
Friendship, Community, and Resistance Theme Icon
Neville hugs Ron and Hermione. Harry notices that he's bruised and looks rough. Neville brightly tells... (full context)
Choices, Redemption, and Morality Theme Icon
Friendship, Community, and Resistance Theme Icon
Neville says that they've been communicating through the fake Galleons that they used in Dumbledore's Army.... (full context)
Choices, Redemption, and Morality Theme Icon
Grief and Coming of Age Theme Icon
Friendship, Community, and Resistance Theme Icon
...look, and says they need to get going. Seamus asks what the plan is and Neville asks to help, but Harry refuses. He says that Dumbledore gave them a secret job,... (full context)
Chapter Thirty-One
Knowledge and Power Theme Icon
...where the diadem is and they run to the Room of Requirement. There, they find Neville's gran and Tonks. Tonks runs to find Lupin and Neville's gran goes to help Neville.... (full context)
Chapter Thirty-Four
Choices, Redemption, and Morality Theme Icon
Knowledge and Power Theme Icon
Mortality and Sacrifice Theme Icon
Friendship, Community, and Resistance Theme Icon
...and Hermione and begins to walk through the castle under the Cloak. He bumps into Neville carrying Colin Creevy's body. Someone else takes it, and Harry tells Neville to kill the... (full context)
Chapter Thirty-Six
Knowledge and Power Theme Icon
Friendship, Community, and Resistance Theme Icon
...trying to sneak away. Someone runs at Voldemort, but Voldemort Disarms him. Bellatrix laughs: it's Neville. Neville refuses to join the Death Eaters. (full context)
Choices, Redemption, and Morality Theme Icon
Knowledge and Power Theme Icon
Mortality and Sacrifice Theme Icon
Friendship, Community, and Resistance Theme Icon
...the Sorting Hat. Voldemort declares that Slytherin will be the only House going forward, curses Neville to be still, puts the hat on Neville's head, and lights it on fire. Suddenly,... (full context)
Epilogue
Choices, Redemption, and Morality Theme Icon
...bothered, much to James's disappointment. James rolls his eyes when Ginny asks him to give Neville their love and tells Albus to watch out for thestrals before racing onto the train.... (full context)