Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

by

J. K. Rowling

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Neville Longbottom Character Analysis

A fellow Gryffindor and Harry’s increasingly close friend. Usually considered clumsy and uncool, Neville has recently proved himself by battling alongside Harry at the end of Order of the Phoenix and enjoys a measure of celebrity status for being present for Voldemort’s return at the Ministry, but despite his increased standing he remains humble and unassuming. Harry shows his appreciation for Neville’s genuine loyalty by choosing to spend time with him instead of other students who are more interested in his power and fame.
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Neville Longbottom Character Timeline in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

The timeline below shows where the character Neville Longbottom appears in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter Seven: The Slug Club
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...see groups of “mesmerized girls” looking at him, and he is relieved to finally meet Neville and Luna. Having been with Harry at the Ministry last year, even they are getting... (full context)
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...settling down, a group of stylish fourth-year girls enters the compartment, inviting Harry to ditch Neville and Luna and sit with them. Coldly, Harry responds that he wants to stay with... (full context)
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As Neville chatters about the upcoming year, Harry muses that the infamous prophecy could have applied to... (full context)
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...to think about it, a third-year arrives with a note from Slughorn, inviting Harry and Neville to come to his compartment for lunch. (full context)
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Arriving in Slughorn’s compartment, Harry and Neville find it populated by a couple of Slytherins, a popular boy named Cormac McLaggan from... (full context)
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...for information about his exploits at the Ministry last year, but Harry stays quiet. Staunchly, Neville and Ginny say that there’s no prophecy and that the Daily Prophet is reporting rubbish.... (full context)
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Neville, Harry, and Ginny are relieved when they can finally slip away. Ginny explains that Slughorn... (full context)
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...angry not to be invited, Draco quizzes Blaise Zabini about Slughorn’s lunch. He’s disgusted that Neville and Ginny, a “blood traitor,” were there. To cover up his resentment, Malfoy brags that... (full context)
Chapter Nine: The Half-Blood Prince
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...settles her schedule and jets off to Ancient Runes, but others are not so lucky. Neville is upset that he can’t continue to Advanced Transfiguration, because his grandmother has pressed him... (full context)
Chapter Twenty-Eight: Flight of the Prince
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...Death Eaters, but Harry knows he needs to find Snape and Draco. He sprints past Neville who is lying on the floor but claims he’s uninjured. (full context)
Chapter Twenty-Nine: Phoenix Lament
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In the hospital wing, they find Neville passed out and Ron, Hermione, Luna, Tonks, and Lupin gathered around Bill, whose face is... (full context)
Chapter Thirty: The White Tomb
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...towards the lake, where many witches and wizards are already gathered. Harry sees Luna helping Neville into a chair and feels intense gratitude to them for helping Ron and Hermione on... (full context)