Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

by

J. K. Rowling

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Narcissa Malfoy Character Analysis

Draco’s mother and Lucius’s wife. Although she’s a member of a prominent Death Eater family, Narcissa is much more concerned with preserving Drcao’s well-being than serving Voldemort. When Voldemort forces Draco to undertake the task of killing Dumbledore, she’s petrified rather than proud, and begs Snape to take care of her son. Her maternal love humanizes her entire family and points out the difficulty in classifying people as either entirely good or evil.

Narcissa Malfoy Quotes in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

The Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince quotes below are all either spoken by Narcissa Malfoy or refer to Narcissa Malfoy. 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 Twenty-Seven: The Lightning-Struck Tower Quotes

Come over to the right side, Draco, and we can hide you more completely than you can possibly imagine. What is more, I can send members of the Order to your mother tonight to hide her likewise…Come over to the right side, Draco…you are not a killer…”

Related Characters: Albus Dumbledore (speaker), Draco Malfoy, Narcissa Malfoy
Page Number: 592
Explanation and Analysis:
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Narcissa Malfoy Character Timeline in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

The timeline below shows where the character Narcissa Malfoy appears in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter Two: Spinner’s End
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Far away, on the dreary bank of another dirty river, a  cloaked woman appears out of thin air, followed by another. Seeing something moving in the bushes, the... (full context)
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The second woman grabs her counterpart’s arm, saying that she if she talks about “the plan” to anyone,... (full context)
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The door opens and Severus Snape greets the first woman as Narcissa and the second, more coldly, as Bellatrix. They enter into a small, inhospitable... (full context)
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With a deep breath, Narcissa says that Snape is the only person who can help her, even though she’s been... (full context)
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...the recent disaster at the Ministry; Bellatrix blames these recent events on Lucius Malfoy, and Narcissa interjects that no one should blame her husband. (full context)
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Turning to Narcissa, Snape asks what kind of help she needs. Falteringly, she explains that the Dark Lord... (full context)
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Narcissa is sure that the Dark Lord has chosen Draco for this project in order to... (full context)
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Picking Narcissa up and returning her to her seat, Snape says that he might be able to... (full context)
Chapter Six: Draco’s Detour
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...a Mudblood and sneers at her black eye. When Harry and Ron draw their wands, Narcissa threatens to destroy them if they ever harm Draco. Tauntingly, Harry asks if she’s going... (full context)
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Unfazed, Narcissa says that Harry derives his false sense of security from Dumbledore, who won’t always be... (full context)