Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

by

J. K. Rowling

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Harry's beloved godfather. He died two years ago and left Harry his house, number twelve Grimmauld Place, and the house-elf Kreacher, as well. Sirius was a fun-loving man and a protective godfather, though his reach was limited, as he spent his life imprisoned and then on the run for a crime he didn't commit. Sirius was also derisive of Kreacher and treated him poorly when he was alive. He died protecting Harry. Harry brings a version of Sirius back when he walks to his death and in that incarnation, Sirius looks younger and happier than Harry has ever seen him.

Sirius Black Quotes in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

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

Dumbledore would have believed him, he knew it. Dumbledore would have known how and why Harry's wand had acted independently, because Dumbledore always had the answers; he had known about wands, had explained to Harry the strange connection that existed between his wand and Voldemort's...But Dumbledore, like Mad-Eye, like Sirius, like his parents, like his poor owl, all were gone where Harry could never talk to them again.

Page Number: 84
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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
Explanation and Analysis:
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Sirius Black Character Timeline in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

The timeline below shows where the character Sirius Black appears in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter Two
Choices, Redemption, and Morality Theme Icon
Friendship, Community, and Resistance Theme Icon
...he finds the thing that made him bleed: a piece of an enchanted mirror that Sirius gave him. He puts it on top of the Daily Prophet, feeling bitter and sad,... (full context)
Chapter Six
Friendship, Community, and Resistance Theme Icon
...chicken coop. There's nothing to do with the coop—Mr. Weasley is hiding the remains of Sirius's motorcycle in it—so Harry sneaks up to Ron's bedroom. (full context)
Chapter Seven
Grief and Coming of Age Theme Icon
...Ron, and Hermione meet in Ron's bedroom. Harry puts the Marauder's Map, the shard from Sirius's mirror, and the locket into his moleskin bag. Ron plays with the Deluminator and Hermione... (full context)
Chapter Ten
Grief and Coming of Age Theme Icon
Knowledge and Power Theme Icon
Mortality and Sacrifice Theme Icon
...Harry wonders if it was Mundungus or Snape. He goes up another floor and enters Sirius's room. The walls are plastered in Gryffindor hangings, motorcycles, and Muggle girls in bikinis. There's... (full context)
Grief and Coming of Age Theme Icon
Friendship, Community, and Resistance Theme Icon
...on the floor, Harry finds the first page of a letter that Lily wrote to Sirius, thanking him for a toy broomstick that he sent Harry for his first birthday. She... (full context)
Choices, Redemption, and Morality Theme Icon
Knowledge and Power Theme Icon
Mortality and Sacrifice Theme Icon
Friendship, Community, and Resistance Theme Icon
...sobs that he couldn't destroy the locket. Harry asks why Kreacher was willing to betray Sirius to Voldemort when Regulus died to bring Voldemort down. Hermione points out that Kreacher is... (full context)
Chapter Twenty-Five
Grief and Coming of Age Theme Icon
...a goblin. Harry thinks he's going to be just as reckless of a godfather as Sirius was. (full context)
Chapter Thirty-Three
Choices, Redemption, and Morality Theme Icon
Friendship, Community, and Resistance Theme Icon
...her up by saying that she should be in Slytherin, but young James taunts Snape. Sirius joins in, and Lily leads Snape away. Harry then watches Snape be sorted into Slytherin... (full context)
Chapter Thirty-Four
Mortality and Sacrifice Theme Icon
Friendship, Community, and Resistance Theme Icon
...Resurrection 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... (full context)