Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

by

J. K. Rowling

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A house-elf who, three years ago, Harry freed from service to the Malfoy family. Dobby now works in the Hogwarts kitchens as a happily free elf and idolizes Harry. He loves clothes and is the only elf willing to clean the Gryffindor common room, given that Hermione leaves hats around in the hopes of freeing elves. Dobby tells Harry about the Room of Requirement and for Christmas, decorates the room with decorations bearing Harry's face. He later disobeys Umbridge to warn Harry and the D.A. that they've been found out.
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Dobby Character Timeline in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

The timeline below shows where the character Dobby appears in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter Eighteen
Trauma, Silence, and Speech Theme Icon
Choices, Family, and Love Theme Icon
...and will finally open the door at the end. He wakes with a start when Dobby taps him—the house elf is by Harry’s bed, and has brought Hedwig. Dobby is wearing... (full context)
Choices, Family, and Love Theme Icon
Prejudice and Discrimination Theme Icon
Concerned, Dobby asks Harry about his dream and asks if Harry needs help. Harry asks Dobby if... (full context)
Chapter Twenty-One
Choices, Family, and Love Theme Icon
...laments that she hasn't had time to knit elf hats. Harry doesn't tell her that Dobby is taking all of them. He thinks that for the first time ever, he wants... (full context)
The Purpose of Education Theme Icon
War: Excitement vs. The Mundane Theme Icon
...the Room of Requirement for the final D.A. meeting before the holiday, he discovers that Dobby decorated the room with pictures of Harry's face. Luna arrives just as Harry takes the... (full context)
Chapter Twenty-Seven
Prejudice and Discrimination Theme Icon
...He introduces Patronuses one night and several students, including Seamus, experience success conjuring them. Suddenly Dobby enters the room, looking terrified. Harry ascertains that Umbridge found about the D.A. and sends... (full context)