Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

by

J. K. Rowling

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Broderick Bode Character Analysis

A Ministry employee who worked in the Department of Mysteries. He ends up in St. Mungo's hospital and is there in a long-term ward when Mr. Weasley is hospitalized over Christmas. He cannot speak about why he's there but shows signs of recovery. Before he recovers, however, he dies—and Hermione believes he was murdered. Someone anonymously sent him a cutting of the dangerous plant Devil's Snare, and it strangled him. Harry later works out that Bode attempted to remove a prophecy, which a person cannot do unless they're named in the prophecy, and this is why Bode ended up in St. Mungo's.
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Broderick Bode Character Timeline in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

The timeline below shows where the character Broderick Bode appears in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter Seven
The Purpose of Education Theme Icon
...Harry away at a run back to the elevators. Mr. Weasley greets a man named Bode in the elevator and they all get off at the Department of Mysteries. Harry and... (full context)
Chapter Twenty-Three
Trauma, Silence, and Speech Theme Icon
Choices, Family, and Love Theme Icon
The Healer settles them all in Lockhart's ward next to Broderick Bode, who she says is improving but not yet speaking. Lockhart starts to sign photos of... (full context)
Chapter Twenty-Five
Choices, Family, and Love Theme Icon
...attempts to discredit Harry and Dumbledore now. Hermione also finds an article saying that Broderick Bode, who used to work in the Department of Mysteries, died in St. Mungo's when a... (full context)
Chapter Twenty-Six
Trauma, Silence, and Speech Theme Icon
Choices, Family, and Love Theme Icon
War: Excitement vs. The Mundane Theme Icon
...room, looking at his long, white fingers. He interrogates a man named Rookwood about why Bode fought Lucius Malfoy's Imperius Curse and couldn't take "it." Harry sends Rookwood away and then... (full context)