Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

by

J. K. Rowling

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Harry's aunt. Though she's spent most of her life insisting that her son Dudley is big-boned and a gentle giant, this summer forces her to confront the truth: Dudley's school nurse insists that he needs to go on a diet to lose weight. To try to make Dudley feel better, Petunia insists that everyone in the house observe the diet as well. She's distraught when Dudley eats one of Fred's Ton-Tongue Toffees.
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Aunt Petunia Character Timeline in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

The timeline below shows where the character Aunt Petunia appears in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter Two
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...was close to him. He knows he can't tell his aunt and uncle, Vernon and Petunia, about this: they hate magic and are horrible to Harry. They only care for Harry... (full context)
Chapter Three
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...so the school nurse recommended a diet consisting mostly of what Vernon calls "rabbit food." Petunia insists that the entire family follow the regime to make Dudley feel better about it.... (full context)
Chapter Four
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The next day, Harry is ready to go by noon. Vernon and Petunia are uptight and irritable while Dudley skulks around fearfully. Nobody eats much at lunch and... (full context)
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...the boards. Mr. Weasley tells Harry to stand back and blasts open the wall. Aunt Petunia shrieks as Mr. Weasley warmly approaches her and Vernon to shake hands. Fred and George... (full context)
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...gagging and sees Dudley kneeling, gagging on his tongue, which is now a foot long. Petunia and Vernon fling themselves at Dudley and Mr. Weasley approaches with his wand to help,... (full context)