Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

by

J. K. Rowling

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Cedric Diggory Character Analysis

The first Hogwarts champion; a sixth-year student in Hufflepuff House. Harry and most of his fellow Gryffindors believe that Cedric is brainless, if handsome, and they don't believe that he's a truly worthy person to represent Hogwarts. This isn't helped by Cedric's father, Amos Diggory, who, when Harry sees him at the Quidditch World Cup, makes it clear that he thinks Cedric is better than Harry. Over the course of the Tournament, Harry goes back and forth on whether or not he likes Cedric and whether he finds him honorable or not. This is mostly because Cedric begins dating Cho Chang, a girl whom Harry also has a crush on. Harry and Cedric help each other throughout the Tournament and during the third task, they work together to protect each other from Krum, who performs the Cruciatus Curse on Cedric, and a giant spider who tries to kill both of them. Cedric attempts to let Harry take the Triwizard Cup and win the Tournament, but he has no problem agreeing to take the cup together and make it a win for Hogwarts. However, this brings about Cedric's untimely death: the Cup is a Portkey and because Wormtail and Voldemort don't need Cedric, Wormtail murders him. Cedric's ghost asks Harry to take his body back to Hogwarts. Later, at the final feast, Dumbledore insists that in order to properly honor Cedric's memory, every student must accept that Voldemort killed him for absolutely no reason.

Cedric Diggory Quotes in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

The Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire quotes below are all either spoken by Cedric Diggory or refer to Cedric Diggory . 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 Twenty Quotes

"Why are you telling me?" he asked.

Harry looked at him in disbelief. He was sure Cedric wouldn't have asked that if he had seen the dragons himself. Harry wouldn't have let his worst enemy face those monsters unprepared--well, perhaps Malfoy or Snape...

"It's just...fair, isn't it?" he said to Cedric. "We all know now...we're on an even footing, aren't we?"

Related Characters: Harry Potter (speaker), Cedric Diggory (speaker)
Page Number: 341
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Chapter Thirty-Six Quotes

"For heaven's sake, Dumbledore--the boy was full of some crackpot story at the end of last year too--his tales are getting taller, and you're still swallowing them--the boy can talk to snakes, Dumbledore, and you think he's trustworthy?"

"You fool!" Professor McGonagall cried. "Cedric Diggory! Mr. Crouch! These deaths were not the random work of a lunatic!"

Page Number: 706
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Chapter Thirty-Seven Quotes

"The Ministry of Magic," Dumbledore continued, "does not wish me to tell you this. It is possible that some of your parents will be horrified that I have done so--either because they will not believe that Lord Voldemort has returned, or because they think I should not tell you so, young as you are. It is my belief, however, that the truth is generally preferable to lies, and that any attempt to pretend that Cedric died as a result of an accident, or some sort of blunder of his own, is an insult to his memory."

Related Characters: Professor Dumbledore (speaker), Lord Voldemort , Cedric Diggory
Page Number: 722
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Cedric Diggory Character Timeline in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

The timeline below shows where the character Cedric Diggory appears in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter Six
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...he has it; it's an old boot. Mr. Weasley introduces Amos Diggory and his son, Cedric, a sixth-year Hufflepuff and Quidditch player at Hogwarts. Mr. Diggory notices Harry and says that... (full context)
Chapter Fifteen
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...won't be able to poison them. They hear a Hufflepuff student running off to tell Cedric and Ron expresses derision that Cedric is going to try to become the Hogwarts champion.... (full context)
Chapter Sixteen
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In the Great Hall, Harry, Ron, and Hermione discuss with Dean and Seamus that Cedric Diggory and the Slytherin Quidditch captain put their names in. They see Angelina Johnson, a... (full context)
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...later, he reads that Fleur Delacour will be the Beauxbatons champion. Finally, he says that Cedric Diggory will represent Hogwarts. Dumbledore starts to address the remaining students, but the goblet turns... (full context)
Chapter Seventeen
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...on his robes as he gets up and walks through the doors. Fleur, Krum, and Cedric stand by the fireplace, looking impressive and mature. Fleur addresses Harry as though he's a... (full context)
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Dumbledore sends Harry and Cedric to bed. On their way out, Cedric asks how Harry got his name in and... (full context)
Chapter Eighteen
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...since Ron continues to ignore Harry. Harry understands why the Hufflepuffs hate him, especially since Cedric looks so much more like a champion. All of this is so distracting that Harry... (full context)
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Harry takes a seat next to Cedric. Dumbledore introduces Mr. Ollivander, a Diagon Alley wand maker. He checks Fleur's wand first, then... (full context)
Chapter Nineteen
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...never said. Though Skeeter mentions Krum and Fleur, she misspells their names and doesn't mention Cedric. She also "reveals" that Hermione is Harry's girlfriend. The Slytherins tease Harry mercilessly while Ron... (full context)
Chapter Twenty
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...a dragon than go back to the Dursleys. As he finishes his breakfast, he sees Cedric and realizes that he's the only champion who doesn't know about the dragons. He chases... (full context)
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Moody comes around the corner, tells Cedric to move along, and calls Harry to follow him to his office. Harry wonders if... (full context)
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...into a tent with the other champions. Inside, Fleur looks nervous, Krum looks surly, and Cedric paces. Bagman calls the champions to attention when he sees Harry and explains that once... (full context)
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Sitting inside the tent and listening to Cedric fighting the dragon is awful. Cedric is successful after fifteen minutes. Fleur goes next and... (full context)
Chapter Twenty-Two
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...to her alone. When Harry asks, Cho nervously says she's already said she'd go with Cedric. Harry walks glumly to the common room, thinking that he was starting to like Cedric... (full context)
Chapter Twenty-Three
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...of the ball and are thrilled when it's over. On their way up the stairs, Cedric calls for Harry and quietly tells him to take a bath with his egg. He... (full context)
Chapter Twenty-Four
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...He starts taking the egg out daily to listen, but nothing happens. Though he keeps Cedric's clue in mind, Harry desperately wants to figure it out for himself--especially when he sees... (full context)
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...the egg figured out. On the way back to the castle, he decides to take Cedric's advice. (full context)
Chapter Twenty-Six
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...him that he can't take Hermione. After a minute, Harry notices the merpeople pointing to Cedric. Cedric saves Cho and tells Harry that Fleur and Krum are coming. Minutes later, Krum... (full context)
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...Pomfrey snags Harry, wraps him in a blanket, and seats him next to Hermione, Krum, Cedric, and Cho. Krum points out a water beetle in Hermione's hair, but Hermione brushes it... (full context)
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...award points out of 50. He awards Fleur 25 points, as she didn't reach Gabrielle. Cedric, who returned one minute late, gets 47 points. Krum's transfiguration earns him 40 points, while... (full context)
Chapter Twenty-Eight
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...to the Quidditch field at nine to hear what the third task is. Harry meets Cedric in the entrance hall and when they get to the Quidditch field, they see that... (full context)
Chapter Thirty-One
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...Harry blankly wonders if the Dursleys are actually there as he watches Fleur, Krum, and Cedric enter the room off the hall. Cedric sticks his head out and calls for Harry.... (full context)
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Bagman reminds the crowd where everyone stands on points--Harry and Cedric are tied for first, followed by Krum and then Fleur. Bagman releases Harry and Cedric... (full context)
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...armor, and stops the skrewt. Harry races away and a few minutes later, he hears Cedric talking to Krum and Krum saying, "Crucio!" Cedric screams. Harry blasts through the hedge and... (full context)
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...is able to solve it. Harry gets to another fork and sees the cup. However, Cedric is ahead and running for it. (full context)
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Harry sees a giant spider come over the hedge at Cedric and yells to him. Cedric trips and Harry tries to curse the spider. The spider... (full context)
Chapter Thirty-Two
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When Harry and Cedric land, Harry's leg gives out. Cedric pulls Harry up and they see that they're in... (full context)
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...Wormtail stuffs cloth in Harry's mouth and then walks away, leaving Harry to stare at Cedric's body and the bundle. Harry's scar blazes again. He notices a giant snake circling the... (full context)
Chapter Thirty-Four
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...begins to scream, Harry sees a ghost of Wormtail's new hand, and then a ghostly Cedric appears. An old man, Frank Bryce, appears next and encourages Harry. Then, Bertha Jorkins steps... (full context)
Chapter Thirty-Five
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Harry slams face first into the ground and stays still, clutching the cup and Cedric's body. After a few seconds, someone turns Harry over and he looks up at Dumbledore.... (full context)
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...escaped Azkaban. Harry listens incredulously as Moody explains how he guided Harry and easily manipulated Cedric and Dobby into helping. He admits to putting Krum under the Imperius Curse in the... (full context)
Chapter Thirty-Six
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...wands are forced to fight each other, this will happen. Harry explains that he saw Cedric, Frank Bryce, Bertha Jorkins, and his parents, and tells them about Cedric's final request. Fawkes... (full context)
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...that Harry's stories get weirder every year and he's not trustworthy. McGonagall points out that Cedric and Mr. Crouch are dead, but Fudge accuses them of destabilizing the Wizarding world. (full context)
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...he focus on what to do with his money. Harry says the money should've been Cedric's and admits that he told Cedric to take the cup with him. As Harry starts... (full context)
Chapter Thirty-Seven
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...doesn't look forward to the final feast. He notices the black decorations in respect of Cedric and sees the real Moody at the staff table. Madame Maxime sits with Hagrid and... (full context)
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Dumbledore then tells the students that Harry escaped Voldemort and brought Cedric's body back, and he asks them to raise their glasses to Harry. The Slytherins refuse... (full context)
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...pulls Hermione aside for a word. When they return, Krum tells Harry that he liked Cedric. As Krum walks away, Ron finally asks for his autograph. (full context)
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...bet with them that Harry would win, but the goblins insisted that Harry tied with Cedric. Bagman ran after the third task. (full context)