Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

by

J. K. Rowling

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Remus Lupin Character Analysis

Formerly a Defense Against the Dark Arts professor at Hogwarts, where he formed a close bond with Harry that has continued in the years since. Lupin was a close friend of James Potter and of Sirius. A werewolf, Lupin looks far older and more tired than he should be for only being in his mid-thirties, as he struggles to find work and the strain of transforming every month takes its toll on his health. He marries Tonks not long before the novel begins, though his guilt over marrying Tonks and possibly conceiving a child affected with werewolfism rules his life in the months after he marries. He offers to help Harry, Ron, and Hermione and leave Tonks with her parents when Tonks reveals that she's pregnant. Lupin later insinuates that Harry was right to refuse his help and send him home. Though Lupin is a force for good, he understands that desperate times call for desperate measures and chastises Harry for not using more forceful or even deadly spells to protect himself. Lupin dies in the final battle at Hogwarts, though he returns in a ghost-like form to accompany Harry to meet Voldemort.

Remus Lupin Quotes in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

The Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows quotes below are all either spoken by Remus Lupin or refer to Remus Lupin. 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

"Harry, the time for Disarming is past! These people are trying to capture and kill you! At least Stun if you aren't prepared to kill!"

"We were hundreds of feet up! Stan's not himself, and if I Stunned him and he'd fallen, he'd have died the same as if I'd used Avada Kedavra!"

Related Characters: Harry Potter (speaker), Remus Lupin (speaker), Stan Shunpike
Page Number: 70
Explanation and Analysis:
Chapter Eleven Quotes

"Attendance is now compulsory for every young witch and wizard," he replied. "That was announced yesterday. It's a change, because it was never obligatory before. [...] This way, Voldemort will have the whole Wizarding population under his eye from a young age."

Related Characters: Remus Lupin (speaker), Harry Potter, Lord Voldemort
Page Number: 210
Explanation and Analysis:
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Remus Lupin Character Timeline in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

The timeline below shows where the character Remus Lupin appears in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter One
Friendship, Community, and Resistance Theme Icon
...as much of an honor as the fact that Bellatrix's niece, Tonks, just married Remus Lupin, a werewolf. Everyone laughs, and Bellatrix insists that Tonks isn't family. Voldemort reminds Bellatrix that... (full context)
Chapter Four
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...giant motorcycle. Ron greets Harry as Mad-Eye Moody, Hermione, Fred, George, Bill, Mr. Weasley, Tonks, Lupin, Fleur, Kingsley, and Mundungus Fletcher file into the kitchen. Tonks gleefully waves her new wedding... (full context)
Chapter Five
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Lupin and George arrive. George is unconscious and bleeding: his ear is missing. Harry helps Lupin... (full context)
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Harry asks if George will be okay. Lupin crumples and says he should be, just as Kingsley and Hermione land in the yard.... (full context)
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...pace and suddenly, Tonks and Ron barrel to the ground on brooms. Tonks falls into Lupin's arms as Hermione embraces Ron. Tonks explains that Bellatrix was trying to kill her. Kingsley... (full context)
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...was always derisive about Dumbledore's desire to trust people, but Fred and George cheer Harry. Lupin says that Harry is just like James, who would've been disgusted at the idea of... (full context)
Chapter Six
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...stay an extra day for the wedding. Ron warns Harry that, while Mr. Weasley and Lupin both understand that the trio are dropping out of school, Mrs. Weasley is determined to... (full context)
Chapter Seven
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Charlie, Lupin, Tonks, and Hagrid arrive for Harry's birthday dinner. Mrs. Weasley carries out a cake decorated... (full context)
Chapter Eight
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...this trouble when he gets married just as some of Fleur's cousins arrive. Harry shows Lupin and Tonks to their seats and notices again that Lupin looks miserable. When Harry gets... (full context)
Chapter Ten
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Mortality and Sacrifice Theme Icon
...in Gryffindor hangings, motorcycles, and Muggle girls in bikinis. There's one photo of Sirius, James, Lupin, and Wormtail, but it's stuck to the wall with a Permanent Sticking Charm. (full context)
Chapter Eleven
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...his wand at the intruder. Hermione and Ron join him as Mrs. Black's portrait screams. Lupin announces himself and praises Harry for testing his identity. They head to the kitchen. (full context)
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Lupin is aghast to hear what happened on Tottenham Court Road. He doesn't think Harry has... (full context)
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Lupin says that the Ministry has also started to "survey" Muggle-borns and are rounding them up... (full context)
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Lupin insists that James would've wanted him to protect Harry, but Harry says that James would've... (full context)
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Harry starts to flip through the Prophet that Lupin brought until he finds a photo of Dumbledore's family and an excerpt from Rita Skeeter's... (full context)
Chapter Fourteen
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Mortality and Sacrifice Theme Icon
As he thinks that Lupin was right to offer help, Harry falls into Voldemort's mind. Voldemort asks Gregorovitch to give... (full context)
Chapter Twenty-Two
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...and holds a moment of silence. Kingsley encourages listeners to protect their Muggle neighbors, and Lupin encourages people to keep resisting. He says that, if Harry's listening, he wants him to... (full context)
Chapter Twenty-Five
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...modeled off of the lost diadem of Ravenclaw. She's interrupted when they hear a knock. Lupin announces himself and, when Bill lets him in, he shouts that Tonks just gave birth... (full context)
Chapter Thirty
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...to life, and 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... (full context)
Chapter Thirty-One
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...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. Ginny is delighted to leave the room. Ron... (full context)
Chapter Thirty-Three
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...When they enter the Great Hall, Harry sees the Weasleys surrounding Fred's body. He sees Lupin and Tonks's bodies too, and races away to Dumbledore's office. Harry pulls out the Pensieve,... (full context)
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...but Snape points out that James pulls crazy stunts and that something is off with Lupin. Lily says she heard about James saving Snape from what's under the Whomping Willow, which... (full context)
Chapter Thirty-Four
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...Stone sits in the two halves, and Harry turns it over three times. James, Sirius, Lupin, and Lily all greet Harry. They say that dying is painless and praise Harry's bravery.... (full context)