Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

by

J. K. Rowling

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The caretaker of Hogwarts. He's old, detests students, and longs for the days when he used to be able to whip students or chain them in the dungeons. He adores Umbridge because she promises to bring back this kind of punishment and also promises to get Peeves, his nemesis, thrown out of the castle.
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Filch Character Timeline in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

The timeline below shows where the character Filch appears in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter Fourteen
Trauma, Silence, and Speech Theme Icon
Choices, Family, and Love Theme Icon
...detention. She praises his bravery. As Harry helps her secure her parcel to an owl, Filch bursts in and accuses Harry of ordering Dungbombs. He's enraged when he learns that Harry... (full context)
Chapter Sixteen
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War: Excitement vs. The Mundane Theme Icon
...listen to Dumbledore, and Dumbledore certainly wouldn't allow it. On the morning of the trip, Filch sniffs at Harry before he lets Harry out of the gates. Harry laughs and tells... (full context)
Chapter Eighteen
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War: Excitement vs. The Mundane Theme Icon
In Charms, Harry and Hermione discuss that Umbridge is reading Harry's letters. She says Filch's Dungbomb accusation was probably a cover story to read his mail. She successfully silences her... (full context)
Chapter Twenty-Eight
Choices, Family, and Love Theme Icon
War: Excitement vs. The Mundane Theme Icon
As Ron, Harry, and Hermione enter the Great Hall, Filch grabs Harry to see Umbridge. Filch mutters about how excited he is to be able... (full context)
Chapter Twenty-Nine
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...Harry pulls his head out of the fire. He throws on the Cloak just as Filch enters and then follows Filch out of the office. (full context)
Chapter Thirty
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...George leave no instructions as to how to get rid of their Portable Swamp, so Filch has to help students across every day. Filch also puts Harry's broomstick in the dungeons.... (full context)