Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

by

J. K. Rowling

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Bill Weasley Character Analysis

The oldest Weasley brother. He works for Gringotts Bank as a treasure hunter, which means he has a great deal of freedom in terms of how he dresses--he has a long ponytail and an earring with a fang on it, both of which bother Mrs. Weasley. He's also extremely kind to Harry and even accompanies his mother to take on the role of family members and watch Harry in the third task.

Bill Weasley Quotes in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

The Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire quotes below are all either spoken by Bill Weasley or refer to Bill Weasley . 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:
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). Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Scholastic edition of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire published in 2002.
Chapter Nine Quotes

"I don't get it," said Ron, frowning. "I mean...it's still only a shape in the sky..."

"Ron, You-Know-Who and his followers sent the Dark Mark into the air whenever they killed," said Mr. Weasley. "The terror it inspired...you have no idea, you're too young. Just picture coming home and finding the Dark Mark hovering over your house, and knowing what you're about to find inside..." Mr. Weasley winced. "Everyone's worst fear...the very worst..."

Page Number: 142
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Bill Weasley Character Timeline in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

The timeline below shows where the character Bill Weasley appears in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter Five
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...laughter. The two oldest Weasley brothers introduce themselves. Charlie is stocky like the twins, while Bill, who works at Gringotts, is tall and looks undeniably cool. Suddenly, Mr. Weasley appears in... (full context)
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...up a wand that turns into a rubber mouse—one of Fred and George’s products. Outside, Bill and Charlie are levitating two long tables and making them smash into each other. Fred... (full context)
Chapter Six
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...check to make sure that his Muggle outfit is appropriate, while Fred grumbles about Percy, Bill, and Charlie getting to Apparate to the match. Harry learns that wizards must pass a... (full context)
Chapter Seven
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...Mr. Weasley tells Harry and Hermione about all the Ministry people passing by. Just after Bill, Charlie, and Percy arrive around lunchtime, Ludo Bagman stops by and happily says that everything... (full context)
Chapter Nine
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...Fred, George, Ron, Harry, Hermione, and Ginny to head for the woods while he, Percy, Bill, and Charlie help the Ministry. After Ron yelps with pain in the dark, Hermione lights... (full context)
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...about the significance of the Mark. Mr. Weasley explains that it used to signal death. Bill says that they saved the Roberts family but can't prove who the Death Eaters (Voldemort's... (full context)
Chapter Ten
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...Weasley has to work harder to make up for making an "unwise" public statement, but Bill calmly notes that Rita Skeeter would've made Mr. Weasley look bad in the paper no... (full context)
Chapter Eleven
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...out of the fire. The Weasley children discuss Mad-Eye Moody; George calls him crazy while Bill points out that he's a friend of Dumbledore's. Charlie tells Harry that Mad-Eye used to... (full context)
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...nine and three-quarters, Charlie cryptically says that he'll be seeing everyone soon, but he and Bill refuse to say anything else except that it's going to be an interesting year. On... (full context)
Chapter Thirty-One
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...head out and calls for Harry. Perplexed, Harry enters the room, where Mrs. Weasley and Bill greet him warmly. Mr. Diggory tells Harry that he must not feel as confident now... (full context)
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At lunch, Ron and the other Weasleys are shocked to see Mrs. Weasley and Bill. Mrs. Weasley greets Hermione stiffly and Harry incredulously tells Mrs. Weasley that Hermione isn't his... (full context)
Chapter Thirty-Six
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...Sirius, in his dog form, to the hospital wing. They enter to find Mrs. Weasley, Bill, Ron, and Hermione asking Madam Pomfrey where Harry is. Dumbledore asks Mrs. Weasley to not... (full context)
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...warm and sleepy when he wakes up again. He hears Mrs. Weasley, Ron, Hermione, and Bill hissing that the noise will wake him and Harry hears McGonagall and Fudge's voices coming... (full context)
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Dumbledore asks Mrs. Weasley help spread the news in the Ministry, and Bill leaves to tell Mr. Weasley. He then asks McGonagall to fetch Hagrid and Madame Maxime... (full context)