Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

by

J. K. Rowling

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The gamekeeper at Hogwarts. Hagrid is a tall and wild-looking man who, despite his potentially terrifying appearance, is one of the kindest, gentlest, and most supportive people Harry knows. Hagrid adores scary and violent animals, which leads him to develop the Blast-Ended Skrewts, illegal hybrids that Hagrid thinks are charming but his Care of Magical Creatures students think are horrifying and dangerous. Hagrid is just as worried as the other adults in Harry's life when Harry's name comes out of the Goblet of Fire, and throughout the Tournament, Hagrid supports Harry and assures him that things are going to be okay. He helps Harry in a more active way before the first task when he shows Harry the dragons that feature prominently in the task. Hagrid also takes a liking to the headmistress of Beauxbatons, Madame Maxime, who's just as tall as Hagrid is. During the Yule Ball, Harry and Ron overhear that Hagrid is so large because his mother is a giantess. When the journalist Rita Skeeter learns this and publishes an article suggesting that Hagrid is dangerous and violent, Hagrid tries to resign from his teaching post and at least for a while, he takes his hate mail seriously. Between Harry, Ron, Hermione, and Dumbledore, they're able to convince him that he's an integral figure at Hogwarts and belongs at the school. Hagrid is one of the referees for the final task and also contributes several creatures, including a Blast-Ended Skrewt and a giant spider, to the maze. He assures Harry after the third task that life will go on and shares that over the summer, he and Madame Maxime will be going on a secret mission for Dumbledore.

Hagrid Quotes in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

The Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire quotes below are all either spoken by Hagrid or refer to Hagrid . 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-Three Quotes

"But what's it matter if his mother was a giantess?" said Harry.

"Well...no one who knows him will care, 'cos they'll know he's not dangerous," said Ron slowly. "But...Harry, they're just vicious, giants. It's like Hagrid said, they're like trolls...they just like killing, everyone knows that."

Related Characters: Harry Potter (speaker), Ron Weasley (speaker), Hagrid , Madame Maxime
Page Number: 430
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Hagrid Character Timeline in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

The timeline below shows where the character Hagrid appears in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter Three
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...soon as Harry learned that this would happen, he sent notes to his friends. Hermione, Hagrid, and the Weasleys all sent food, and Harry received four cakes for his birthday. He... (full context)
Chapter Twelve
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...soaked first-years into the hall. One tiny boy whom Harry ascertains is Dennis is wearing Hagrid's moleskin coat. (full context)
Chapter Thirteen
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...Hedwig, and is preoccupied all through Herbology. At the start of Care of Magical Creatures, Hagrid greets the class with their first creature: baby Blast-Ended Skrewts. They look like deformed lobsters... (full context)
Chapter Fifteen
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...a student soon to test them, while Professor Flitwick assigns extra reading on Summoning Charms. Hagrid asks students to come down in the evenings to observe the skrewts, which are growing... (full context)
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...After the carriage lands, a boy unfurls stairs and an elegant woman as large as Hagrid steps out. Dumbledore leads the Hogwarts students in applause and greets the woman, whom he... (full context)
Chapter Sixteen
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Harry, Ron, and Hermione decide to visit Hagrid, and Hermione runs upstairs to get her S.P.E.W. badges. As Harry and Ron wait, they... (full context)
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As Hagrid makes tea, they discuss the Triwizard Tournament. Hagrid knows what the first task will be,... (full context)
Chapter Eighteen
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...of Magical Creatures, Malfoy taunts Harry that he's going to die during the Tournament. Fortunately, Hagrid's lesson plan--taking the skrewts for walks--distracts Malfoy. Hagrid tells Harry he believes that Harry didn't... (full context)
Chapter Nineteen
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Hermione points out Hagrid, who's leaning over and talking to Moody. As the two get up to leave, they... (full context)
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Harry sneaks out of the common room under his Invisibility Cloak at 11:30. Hagrid seems excited as he greets Harry and leads him to the Beauxbatons carriage. Madame Maxime... (full context)
Chapter Twenty
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Harry flies down to McGonagall, Moody, and Hagrid. McGonagall praises him and points him towards Madam Pomfrey. Madam Pomfrey puts something on Harry's... (full context)
Chapter Twenty-One
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In the beginning of December, Hagrid asks his class to see if the skrewts will hibernate by settling the six-foot creatures... (full context)
Chapter Twenty-Two
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...Hufflepuffs no longer give Harry grief and Rita Skeeter hasn't published a nasty article about Hagrid yet. Hagrid tells Harry one day that Skeeter was mostly interested in talking about Harry's... (full context)
Chapter Twenty-Three
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...Durmstrang and listens to Dumbledore and Karkaroff argue about keeping their schools' secrets. He notices Hagrid a few tables away and smiles at Hermione, who's trying to teach Krum to say... (full context)
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...and talking about something that's getting clearer. A little further up the path, Harry hears Hagrid. (full context)
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...to let Harry lead him past them and instead pulls Harry into a bush behind Hagrid. Hagrid is talking to Madame Maxime, saying that he knows that she's "like him." He... (full context)
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Back inside, Ron explains that giants are vicious, though Hagrid isn't, and it makes sense that he'd want to keep it secret. They discuss giants... (full context)
Chapter Twenty-Four
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...friendly but strangely formal with each other. Ron and Harry share what they heard about Hagrid's parentage, but Hermione isn't shocked. She suggests that the giants can't be too horrible and... (full context)
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When Harry, Ron, and Hermione get to Hagrid's for Care of Magical Creatures, they find a short witch who curtly introduces herself as... (full context)
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Ron is dumbfounded that Rita Skeeter found out about Hagrid's parentage, while Harry hisses at Malfoy that most of the creatures haven't been that dangerous.... (full context)
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...her if she's trying to ruin other people's lives and asks why she wrote about Hagrid like she did. Skeeter invites Harry to tell his account of what Hagrid is like,... (full context)
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...to not get on Rita Skeeter's bad side, but Hermione angrily leads the boys to Hagrid's hut and bangs loudly on his door, shouting that Skeeter is awful and that Hagrid's... (full context)
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Dumbledore leaves and Hermione comforts Hagrid as he cries. When he collects himself, he pulls out a photo of himself with... (full context)
Chapter Twenty-Six
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...is. Harry writes back immediately that it's two weeks away. In Care of Magical Creatures, Hagrid shows the class baby unicorns and expresses his belief that Harry can complete the task... (full context)
Chapter Twenty-Eight
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During Care of Magical Creatures, Hagrid greets the class with new crates containing fuzzy creatures he calls nifflers. They're treasure hunters... (full context)
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Harry, Ron, and Hermione stay to help Hagrid put the nifflers away. They notice Maxime watching Hagrid as Hagrid asks Hermione about her... (full context)
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...and discovers Krum on the ground, unconscious. Dumbledore sends something silvery in the direction of Hagrid's cabin and revives Krum. Krum explains that Mr. Crouch attacked him. (full context)
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Hagrid arrives and Dumbledore sends him to fetch Karkaroff. Moody arrives and begins searching the woods... (full context)
Chapter Thirty-One
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...Bagman to the field. The hedges are now 20 feet high. As the stands fill, Hagrid, Moody, McGonagall, and Flitwick appear. They'll be there to rescue anyone who sends up red... (full context)
Chapter Thirty-Five
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...Truth Potion as well as Winky. He then tells McGonagall to take the dog in Hagrid's pumpkin patch to his office. After they leave, Dumbledore begins unlocking Moody's trunk. When he... (full context)
Chapter Thirty-Six
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...the Ministry, and Bill leaves to tell Mr. Weasley. He then asks McGonagall to fetch Hagrid and Madame Maxime and sends Madam Pomfrey to care for Winky. With them gone, he... (full context)
Chapter Thirty-Seven
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On Thursday, Harry, Ron, and Hermione go to visit Hagrid. They notice two huge cups and ask if he was having tea with Madame Maxime.... (full context)