Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

by

J. K. Rowling

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Draco Malfoy Character Analysis

Harry's archenemy at Hogwarts; a wealthy blond Slytherin student in the fourth year. Malfoy is a privileged boy who understands that, because of his father's wealth and prestige, he can in many cases get whatever he wants. He's a skilled and sneaky bully and bullies anyone he doesn't like, student or teacher alike. He finds an ally in the journalist Rita Skeeter, as she also takes it upon herself to bully people by writing sensationalist articles about them, and Malfoy gives a number of interviews discrediting Harry, Hagrid, and Hermione. Malfoy also shows at several points that he plans to follow his father, Lucius Malfoy, and support Voldemort: he threatens Hermione with violence on behalf of the Death Eaters the night of the Quidditch World Cup and, following Voldemort's return, he insists that Voldemort will win this time around.
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Draco Malfoy Character Timeline in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

The timeline below shows where the character Draco Malfoy appears in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter Eight
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...a massive language barrier. He says that Winky is Mr. Crouch's house-elf and as Lucius Malfoy arrives with his wife and Draco, he greets them too. Mr. Weasley and Mr. Malfoy... (full context)
Chapter Nine
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...help the Ministry. After Ron yelps with pain in the dark, Hermione lights her wand. Draco Malfoy shows himself, insults Ron's clumsy feet, and suggests that they move along so that... (full context)
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...about the unethical working conditions of house-elves. As she and Ron argue, Harry wonders if Malfoy is right and Hermione is in danger. They pass a group of young men trying... (full context)
Chapter Eleven
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...it's going to be an interesting year. On the train, Hermione, Ron, and Harry hear Malfoy telling someone that his father wanted to send him to Durmstrang, but his mother didn't... (full context)
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...of Krum but as he starts to tell him about being in the top box, Malfoy appears. Malfoy teases Ron about his dress robes and asks Ron and Harry if they're... (full context)
Chapter Thirteen
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...that shoot sparks out of their rear ends. Harry, Ron, and Hermione defend them to Malfoy, who thinks they're nasty. (full context)
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As students wait in the entrance hall for dinner, Malfoy, Crabbe, and Goyle wave a copy of the Daily Prophet at Ron, say that Mr.... (full context)
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Before Harry can draw his wand, Moody comes down the stairs and shouts at Malfoy. Harry turns to see that there's a white ferret where Malfoy was. After checking that... (full context)
Chapter Fifteen
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...evenings to observe the skrewts, which are growing despite not eating anything, and he reminds Malfoy that he makes a great ferret when Malfoy tries to refuse. (full context)
Chapter Eighteen
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...Gryffindors, while Ron refuses to speak to Harry at all. In Care of Magical Creatures, Malfoy taunts Harry that he's going to die during the Tournament. Fortunately, Hagrid's lesson plan--taking the... (full context)
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Snape arrives and listens to Malfoy accuse Harry of attacking him. He sends Goyle to the hospital wing and, upon seeing... (full context)
Chapter Twenty-Three
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...to the ball with, but she refuses to say. One evening in the entrance hall, Malfoy interrupts Ron to express surprise that anyone asked Hermione to the ball. Hermione waves and... (full context)
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...look different, and Hermione mischievously says that when she went to Madam Pomfrey to fix Malfoy's curse, she let her shrink her teeth to less than their original size. As they... (full context)
Chapter Twenty-Four
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...invites the girls to step forward and touch it and while the boys stand back, Malfoy smirks and hands Harry a newspaper clipping. It's an article written by Rita Skeeter outing... (full context)
Chapter Thirty-One
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...use her classroom for practice and one afternoon, Ron looks out the window and notices Malfoy standing under a tree, seemingly speaking into his hand. Sirius sends letters daily and reminds... (full context)
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...Ron takes it, insults Rita Skeeter, and tries to keep Harry from reading the article. Malfoy shouts and asks if Harry's head is okay, and Ron reluctantly gives Harry the paper.... (full context)
Chapter Thirty-Seven
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...hospital wing. Harry remembers seeing a beetle at the Yule Ball, and Ron realizes that Malfoy was talking to Skeeter in his hand. Hermione says that she'll let her out in... (full context)
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Malfoy slides the compartment open and menacingly compliments Hermione on catching Rita Skeeter. Harry tells Malfoy... (full context)