Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

by

J. K. Rowling

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Mrs. Weasley Character Analysis

Ron's mother. She's a short and plump witch who, more than anything, wants her seven children to grow up to be successful. However, it becomes clear when Harry arrives at the Burrow that Mrs. Weasley has a very narrow definition of what "success" means for a young witch or wizard, as she's thrilled with Bill, Charlie, and Percy--all of whom did well in school and now hold respectable jobs working for others--and not at all happy with Fred and George, who want to open a joke shop. Though Harry and Ron hear little from her for most of the school year, the way that she treats Hermione after Rita Skeeter's Witch Weekly article insisting that Hermione is toying with Harry's affections suggests that she takes everything she reads as truth. She doesn't re-warm to Hermione until Harry tells her outright that Hermione isn't his girlfriend. Mrs. Weasley steps into a parental role for Harry, hosting him for the last two weeks of the summer holidays and then coming to the final Triwizard Tournament task like other champions' parents.

Mrs. 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 Mrs. Weasley or refer to Mrs. 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 Five Quotes

"Those two!" she burst out savagely, now pulling pots and pans out of a cupboard, and Harry knew she meant Fred and George. "I don't know what's going to happen to them, I really don't. No ambition, unless you count making as much trouble as they possibly can..."

Related Characters: Mrs. Weasley (speaker), Harry Potter , Fred Weasley , George Weasley
Page Number: 58
Explanation and Analysis:
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Mrs. Weasley Character Timeline in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

The timeline below shows where the character Mrs. Weasley 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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...calls Harry to the living room. He angrily reads a letter to Harry. It's from Mrs. Weasley , asking if she can host Harry for the rest of the summer so Harry... (full context)
Chapter Five
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...four feet long before the Dursleys allowed him to shrink it and threatens to tell Mrs. Weasley . Mrs. Weasley appears and it becomes clear that Mr. Weasley never actually intended to... (full context)
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...have started a business called Weasley's Wizard Wheezes. He thinks their wares are brilliant, but Mrs. Weasley is furious that they didn't do especially well on their O.W.L. tests and don't want... (full context)
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Mrs. Weasley is in a horrible mood as she magically peels potatoes and starts a soup. She... (full context)
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...that will happen after the World Cup. Ron rolls his eyes. Midway down the table, Mrs. Weasley tries to convince Bill to let her cut his hair and suggests he take his... (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... (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 they have big plans, and Mr. Weasley decides not... (full context)
Chapter Ten
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...They get an early Portkey, land back on the hill, and walk toward the Burrow. Mrs. Weasley meets them in the lane in tears with a copy of the Daily Prophet article... (full context)
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Harry asks Mrs. Weasley if Hedwig has arrived and when he learns she hasn't, he asks Hermione and Ron... (full context)
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...what happened with Winky, which sparks an argument on house-elf welfare between Hermione and Percy. Mrs. Weasley breaks it up by sending everyone upstairs to pack. Harry worries out loud about Sirius... (full context)
Chapter Eleven
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...and he has to get off on a minor charge. As Mr. Weasley races away, Mrs. Weasley gives Mr. Diggory a piece of toast and he disappears out of the fire. The... (full context)
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Mrs. Weasley hires three Muggle taxis to take her and the children to King's Cross. On platform... (full context)
Chapter Thirteen
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...Mr. Weasley and suggests that he stepped out of line to help Moody. Malfoy insults Mrs. Weasley 's weight in the accompanying photo, which Harry returns by insulting Malfoy's mother. As Harry... (full context)
Chapter Nineteen
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...breeds, and says the dragons are nesting mothers. He asks about Harry and says that Mrs. Weasley is worried sick. At this, Harry heads back to the castle. (full context)
Chapter Twenty-One
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...her about his plans to buy a sweater, and Ron offers him the one that Mrs. Weasley will send for Christmas. As the trio prepares to leave, Harry tells Dobby he can... (full context)
Chapter Twenty-Three
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...Vernon's old socks, which delights the elf. Ron throws Dobby another pair of socks and Mrs. Weasley 's sweater. Dobby's gift to Harry is two hand-knitted socks, one with broomsticks and one... (full context)
Chapter Twenty-Eight
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...a reply from Percy at the end of the Easter holiday with a package from Mrs. Weasley . Harry and Ron receive huge eggs filled with toffee, but Hermione's egg is tiny.... (full context)
Chapter Thirty-One
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...Cedric sticks his 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... (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... (full context)
Chapter Thirty-Six
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...Harry and 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... (full context)
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Harry feels 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... (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... (full context)
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Mrs. Weasley gives Harry the rest of his potion and suggests he focus on what to do... (full context)
Chapter Thirty-Seven
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...them in the compartment. Out in the station, Harry says goodbye to Ron, Hermione, and Mrs. Weasley and follows Uncle Vernon to the car. (full context)