Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

by

J. K. Rowling

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Arthur Weasley Character Analysis

Ron’s father and Mrs. Weasley’s husband. Humble and unassuming, Mr. Weasley is a minor Ministry employee with little standing in the outside world; however, he’s also a devoted father and a trusted mentor to other young wizards like Harry. Mr. Weasley’s gentle character and strong sense of valor and loyalty make him an emblem of positive family values. He’s a foil to fathers like Uncle Vernon or Lucius Malfoy, whose obsession with status and power pushes their sons in the wrong direction.

Arthur Weasley Quotes in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

The Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince quotes below are all either spoken by Arthur Weasley or refer to Arthur 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 Half-Blood Prince published in 2006.
Chapter Sixteen: A Very Frosty Christmas Quotes

I mean, anybody who has actually interviewed him agrees that he’s about as much a Death Eater as this Satsuma…but the top levels want to look as though they’re making some progress, and “three arrests” sounds better than “three mistaken arrests and releases”…

Related Characters: Arthur Weasley (speaker), Harry Potter, Stan Shunpike
Page Number: 331
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Arthur Weasley Character Timeline in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

The timeline below shows where the character Arthur Weasley appears in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter Five: An Excess of Phlegm
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...at giving leg ups,” especially in the Ministry, but has never taken much interest in Mr. Weasley . Still, she continues with pride, Mr. Weasley has just been promoted to head the... (full context)
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In fact, Mr. Weasley is so busy that he’s still at work. Wondering where he is, Mrs. Weasley turns... (full context)
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Suddenly, the hand representing Mr. Weasley switches to “traveling;” soon, there’s a knock on the door. Mrs. Weasley rushes to answer... (full context)
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Satisfied, Mr. Weasley enters the house and shakes hands with Harry. He tells Mrs. Weasley about the latest... (full context)
Chapter Six: Draco’s Detour
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...Magic posters displaying the faces of wanted prisoners. Seedy-looking wizards are selling protective amulets, which Mr. Weasley eyes with anger and distrust. Shoppers stay in groups and don’t stop to talk to... (full context)
Chapter Seven: The Slug Club
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...through the brick barrier to Platform 9 ¾. Before getting on the train, Harry takes Mr. Weasley aside and confesses what he saw in Diagon Alley and his suspicions about Draco. Mr.... (full context)
Chapter Eleven: Hermione’s Helping Hand
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...Hermione reaches for the evening edition of the Daily Prophet. She’s surprised to read that Mr. Weasley ’s office has just searched the Malfoy house on the basis of a “confidential tip-off.”... (full context)
Chapter Sixteen: A Very Frosty Christmas
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...favorite singer. Fleur talks loudly over the music, Fred and George play card games, and Mr. Weasley chats with Harry about his work. Although they’ve made several arrests, Mr. Weasley doesn’t think... (full context)
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Harry tells Mr. Weasley – as well as Remus Lupin, who is listening in – about the overheard conference... (full context)
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...Harry to show him the garden while Percy catches up with his family. Lupin and Mr. Weasley seem prepared to intervene, but Harry gets up without a word. (full context)
Chapter Nineteen: Elf Tails
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...so bad could have happened to someone so inoffensive as Ron. Next to arrive are Mr. Weasley and Mrs. Weasley. Hugging Harry, Ron’s mother says that he’s saved the lives of half... (full context)
Chapter Twenty-Nine: Phoenix Lament
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Bloody from the battle, McGonagall enters the hospital to announce that Mr. Weasley and Mrs. Weasley are on their way. Again, Harry has to tell her that Snape... (full context)
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Mr. Weasley and Mrs. Weasley burst into the hospital ward, followed by Fleur. Sobbing over her son,... (full context)