Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

by

J. K. Rowling

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Mr. Weasley Character Analysis

Ron's father; a Ministry employee in the Misuse of Muggle Artifacts office. He loves Muggles and Muggle culture, especially the technology they use to replace magic, like electricity. A kind man, Mr. Weasley insists that Vernon say goodbye to Harry when he picks Harry up during the summer and is aghast when Fred and George trick Dudley into eating Ton-Tongue Toffees. He's also somewhat afraid of Mrs. Weasley and her temper, given that he seems to have never intended to tell her about this incident. For his part, he doesn't support Fred and George's dreams of opening a joke shop either, though he's not as vocal about his displeasure as his wife is. Mr. Weasley's interpretation of Rita Skeeter's post-Quidditch World Cup article suggests that he has well-developed critical thinking skills and knows how to critically evaluate the newspaper.

Mr. 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 Mr. Weasley or refer to Mr. 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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Chapter Ten Quotes

"Oh really," said Mr. Weasley in exasperation, handing the paper to Percy. "Nobody was hurt. What was I supposed to say? Rumors that several bodies were removed from the woods...well, there certainly will be rumors now that she's printed that."

Related Characters: Mr. Weasley (speaker), Rita Skeeter
Page Number: 147-48
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Mr. Weasley Character Timeline in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

The timeline below shows where the character Mr. Weasley 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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...ask Dumbledore, the headmaster of Hogwarts, while Ron would nervously agree to ask his dad, Mr. Weasley . However, Harry doesn't want the Weasley family to worry, especially since he hopes that... (full context)
Chapter Four
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Harry hears Mr. Weasley tell Fred and George to go back. The Dursleys angrily turn to Harry, who explains... (full context)
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Dudley sidles into the living room clutching his backside. He refuses to answer as Mr. Weasley tries to kindly ask him about his summer vacation. As Fred and George return with... (full context)
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...tongue, which is now a foot long. Petunia and Vernon fling themselves at Dudley and Mr. Weasley approaches with his wand to help, but Petunia shrieks in panic. Vernon starts throwing things... (full context)
Chapter Five
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...the twins, while Bill, who works at Gringotts, is tall and looks undeniably cool. Suddenly, Mr. Weasley appears in the kitchen and shouts angrily at Fred. He yells that Dudley's tongue was... (full context)
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...and isn't pursuing Bertha Jorkins's disappearance, even though she works for Bagman’s department. Percy and Mr. Weasley discuss how Bertha is hopeless and often gets lost, but Percy says that her disappearance... (full context)
Chapter Six
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Harry wakes before dawn when Mrs. Weasley shakes him. In the kitchen Mr. Weasley asks Harry to check to make sure that his Muggle outfit is appropriate, while Fred... (full context)
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As they walk, Mr. Weasley tells Harry about all the precautions the Ministry has put in place to organize the... (full context)
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With a minute until the appointed time, Mr. Weasley explains that everyone needs to touch the Portkey. They all stand in a circle around... (full context)
Chapter Seven
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...sees that he's on a moor. Two grumpy wizards, dressed in mismatched Muggle clothes, greet Mr. Weasley and direct him towards his campsite. They come to a stone cottage and greet the... (full context)
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Some of the tents look normal, while others have chimneys, gardens, and turrets. Mr. Weasley finds his spot and asks Harry and Hermione to help him set up the tents.... (full context)
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...world as he sees a group of foreign teenagers. Back at the tent, Hermione helps Mr. Weasley light a fire and Mr. Weasley tells Harry and Hermione about all the Ministry people... (full context)
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...Top Box and when Percy offers him tea, he calls Percy "Weatherby." He also tells Mr. Weasley that someone wants to talk to him about importing flying carpets, which is currently illegal. (full context)
Chapter Eight
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Mr. Weasley leads his group towards the giant stadium, explaining that it seats a hundred thousand. An... (full context)
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...house-elf and as Lucius Malfoy arrives with his wife and Draco, he greets them too. Mr. Weasley and Mr. Malfoy greet each other coldly. Minutes after they take their seats, Ludo Bagman... (full context)
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...the Irish mascots and a huge comet takes the field and turns into a rainbow. Mr. Weasley shouts that the rainbow is made up of leprechauns, who begin to throw gold down... (full context)
Chapter Nine
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Mr. Weasley begs Fred and George to not tell Mrs. Weasley they've been gambling. They answer that... (full context)
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Mr. Weasley tells Fred, George, Ron, Harry, Hermione, and Ginny to head for the woods while he,... (full context)
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...them. They duck in time to miss the wizards' curses and after a few seconds, Mr. Weasley yells for the group to stop. (full context)
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...makes Harry's wand show the last spell it performed--revealing the Dark Mark--and again accuses Winky. Mr. Weasley and Mr. Crouch both insist that this is ridiculous and Mr. Crouch takes offense at... (full context)
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With Mr. Weasley 's gentle questioning, Winky shares that she found the wand in the trees where she... (full context)
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At the edge of the wood, scared wizards ask Mr. Weasley for information. He refuses to give any and when they reach the tent, they discover... (full context)
Chapter Ten
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Mr. Weasley wakes everyone early and herds them out of the campsite. They get an early Portkey,... (full context)
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Mr. Weasley and Percy are at work much of the next week. One evening, when Percy is... (full context)
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Mr. Weasley notes that it's lucky Rita Skeeter hasn't found out what happened with Winky, which sparks... (full context)
Chapter Eleven
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The next morning, Harry enters the kitchen to see Mr. Weasley taking an urgent message from the Ministry. Mr. Diggory's head is sitting in the fire,... (full context)
Chapter Thirteen
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...Malfoy, Crabbe, and Goyle wave a copy of the Daily Prophet at Ron, say that Mr. Weasley is in the paper, and reads part of a Rita Skeeter article out loud. Skeeter... (full context)
Chapter Thirty-Six
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...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 and sends Madam Pomfrey... (full context)