Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

by

J. K. Rowling

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Cho Chang Character Analysis

The Seeker on the Ravenclaw Quidditch team. She's a year older than Harry and was Cedric Diggory's girlfriend, though she nurses complicated feelings for Harry throughout the book. While Harry finds Cho beautiful and wants to spend time with her, he also finds Cho confusing: she talks about Cedric when she and Harry are together, and cries often. Though they kiss and go out together on Valentine's Day, any chance of a real relationship dissolves when Cho's friend Marietta tells Umbridge about Dumbledore's Army.
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Cho Chang Character Timeline in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

The timeline below shows where the character Cho Chang appears in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter Ten
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...pokes the cactus, it squirts thick dark liquid everywhere, including on Harry. As Harry gasps, Cho Chang opens the compartment door, awkwardly says hello, and excuses herself. Ginny cleans up the... (full context)
Chapter Twelve
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...play Hangman all through History of Magic, which annoys Hermione. In the courtyard after class, Cho approaches and greets Harry. As they begin to chat, Ron asks about the Quidditch team... (full context)
Chapter Fourteen
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...looks out and sees one of the winged horses flying out of the Forbidden Forest. Cho enters the Owlery and quietly says that she heard about why Harry got detention. She... (full context)
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Harry thinks happily about his perfectly normal conversation with Cho as he heads for breakfast. He agrees to help Ron practice Quidditch before formal practice,... (full context)
Chapter Sixteen
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...after, a crowd of people arrives. It includes Neville, Dean, Lavender, Parvati and Padma, and Cho with one of her friends, Marietta. Luna, the entire Gryffindor Quidditch team, and several Hufflepuffs... (full context)
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...tells Ron to calm down. She also asks Harry about how things are going with Cho, but Harry ignores her. (full context)
Chapter Eighteen
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...basics, as many people are struggling. Harry walks around, correcting people, and everyone slowly improves. Cho blushes and makes mistakes when Harry is around. She explains that Marietta is so upset... (full context)
Chapter Twenty-One
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After everyone clears out, Harry and Cho are the last two in the room. Harry turns around to see her crying, and... (full context)
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Harry notes that Cho was crying and wonders if he's bad at kissing, but without looking up from her... (full context)
Chapter Twenty-Four
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...tell him that he has Remedial Potions, Snape's cover story for Harry's extra lessons. When Cho approaches Harry in the hallway, Hermione drags Ron away. They awkwardly discuss their holidays and... (full context)
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...to fight and sees childhood memories flash through his head. When a memory of kissing Cho flashes through, Harry panics and produces an inadvertent Stinging Hex. Snape tells Harry to close... (full context)
Chapter Twenty-Five
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...at breakfast and asks Harry to meet her in Hogsmeade around midday and to bring Cho if he has to. Ron stays at school for Quidditch practice while Harry meets Cho... (full context)
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Cho leads Harry to a steamy teashop decorated for Valentine's Day with cherubs, confetti, and bows.... (full context)
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...and Rita Skeeter are also sitting. Rita tries to ask Harry about his date with Cho and if he still believes that Voldemort is back. Hermione says that she wants Rita... (full context)
Chapter Twenty-Six
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...while Seamus tries to catch Harry's eye. Harry tells Hermione about his disastrous date with Cho, and Hermione patiently explains that Harry failed all of Cho's tests to see how much... (full context)
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...extra points or sweets. Trelawney even predicts that Harry will live to old age. Both Cho and Seamus thank Harry and praise him, while Malfoy, Crabbe, and Goyle stay quiet—Harry named... (full context)
Chapter Twenty-Eight
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...feeling guilty, as he knows Snape will be angry. On his way to Snape's office, Cho stops Harry to try to defend Marietta. Harry is incredulous. They yell at each other... (full context)
Chapter Thirty-Eight
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...Goyle try to curse Harry, but most of the D.A. comes to Harry's defense. Later, Cho and Marietta, who's wearing a balaclava, walk past the compartment, looking embarrassed. Hermione hesitantly says... (full context)