Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

by

J. K. Rowling

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Professor McGonagall Character Analysis

The Transfiguration professor at Hogwarts and the Head of Gryffindor House. She remains at Hogwarts to teach and protect students even though the school falls under Voldemort's control. Though she's surprised to see Harry show up at Hogwarts, she immediately jumps to his aid, demonstrating her loyalty to Dumbledore and her belief in the importance of fighting for what's right.
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Professor McGonagall Character Timeline in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

The timeline below shows where the character Professor McGonagall appears in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter Twelve
Choices, Redemption, and Morality Theme Icon
Friendship, Community, and Resistance Theme Icon
...Against the Dark Arts. With a shriek, Hermione rushes off. Ron and Harry discuss that McGonagall, Flitwick, and Sprout will probably stay to protect the students. (full context)
Chapter Thirty
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...knocks on the door but refuses to answer the riddle posed by the knocker. Professor McGonagall interrupts his shouting, answers the riddle, and lets him in. He shrieks that they're doomed... (full context)
Knowledge and Power Theme Icon
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...suggests that they can blame it on the kids and let Voldemort deal with them. McGonagall refuses to allow this and Amycus spits in her face. Harry reveals himself, performs the... (full context)
Mortality and Sacrifice Theme Icon
McGonagall sends Patronuses and leads Harry and Luna under the Cloak through the school. They run... (full context)
Choices, Redemption, and Morality Theme Icon
Mortality and Sacrifice Theme Icon
Harry and Luna follow McGonagall, watch her bring the suits of armor to life, and then run back to the... (full context)
Chapter Thirty-One
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Harry arrives in the Great Hall as McGonagall announces the evacuation plan. He looks around for Ron and Hermione as Voldemort's voice echoes... (full context)
Chapter Thirty-Six
Knowledge and Power Theme Icon
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...Harry peeks and sees that Nagini is around Voldemort's shoulders. At the doors of Hogwarts, McGonagall screams in grief and Ron, Hermione, and Ginny join in. Voldemort silences them. Ron shouts... (full context)
Friendship, Community, and Resistance Theme Icon
...Weasley's curse hits 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... (full context)