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 Hogwarts gamekeeper as well as Harry's friend and confidante. Hagrid is gone for the first few months of the school year and nobody knows where he is. When he returns, bruised, bleeding, and missing teeth, he explains that he and Madame Maxime went to the giants on Dumbledore's orders and attempted to invite them to join Dumbledore in fighting Voldemort. Because Hagrid is half-giant, Umbridge dislikes him immediately. Though Hagrid's questionable teaching methods and his adoration of dangerous creatures make for more than enough fodder for Umbridge to fire him as the Care of Magical Creatures professor, they also get off on the wrong foot because of Umbridge’s obvious racism, as she speaks to Hagrid as though he barely speaks English. Throughout the school year, Hagrid continues to acquire injuries and refuses to tell Harry, Ron, and Hermione where he's getting them, only cryptically talking about the importance of family. During the final Quidditch match, he explains what's going on to Harry and Hermione: he brought back his giant half-brother, Grawp, and has been trying to teach the violent young giant English with little success. Hagrid asks the trio to look after Grawp when Umbridge inevitably fires him. Umbridge's attempt to fire Hagrid is horrific, as she goes to his hut at night with Aurors and starts a fight with Hagrid. Hagrid escapes with Fang and doesn't return.

Hagrid Quotes in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

The Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix quotes below are all either spoken by Hagrid or refer to Hagrid. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
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). Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Scholastic edition of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix published in 2004.
Chapter Twenty-One Quotes

A great wave of relief broke over Harry. Here at last was proof that he had not imagined these creatures, that they were real: Hagrid knew about them too. He looked eagerly at Ron, but Ron was still staring around into the trees and after a few seconds he whispered, "Why doesn't Hagrid call again?"

Related Characters: Ron Weasley (speaker), Harry Potter, Luna Lovegood, Hagrid, Cedric Diggory
Page Number: 445
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Chapter Twenty-Seven Quotes

"Herd?" said Lavender in a confused voice, and Harry knew she was thinking of cows. "What—oh!" Comprehension dawned on her face. "There are more of you?" she said, stunned.

"Did Hagrid breed you, like the thestrals?" asked Dean eagerly.

Firenze turned his head very slowly to face Dean, who seemed to realize at once that he had said something very offensive.

"I didn't—I meant—sorry," he finished in a hushed voice.

"Centaurs are not the servants or playthings of humans," said Firenze quietly.

Related Characters: Firenze (speaker), Lavender Brown (speaker), Dean Thomas (speaker), Hagrid
Page Number: 601-02
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Hagrid Character Timeline in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

The timeline below shows where the character Hagrid appears in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter Nine
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...stomach lurches when he sees Alice and Frank Longbottom, Neville's parents. Moody points out Lupin, Hagrid, Sirius, James, Lily, and Wormtail. Harry tries to smile but excuses himself, feeling upset by... (full context)
Chapter Ten
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...carries Hedwig's cage for Harry and Harry is concerned when he sees Professor Grubbly-Plank, not Hagrid, preparing to take the first years across the lake. Alone, Harry moves to the horseless... (full context)
Chapter Eleven
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Harry wonders if he and Luna are hallucinating. He joins in the conversation about Hagrid's absence and then silently wonders what's going on if Ron can't see the horses. Harry... (full context)
Chapter Thirteen
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...classwork, and as Harry moves to pick a bowtruckle, he tries to ask Grubbly-Plank about Hagrid. She refuses to answer, and Malfoy smirks that Hagrid might be injured by something "too... (full context)
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Hermione assures Harry that Dumbledore would've said something if Hagrid was in trouble. Malfoy makes more mean comments about Hagrid and Harry follows Ron and... (full context)
Chapter Fourteen
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...composing a letter to Sirius that seems innocuous, but subtly mentions his scar hurting and Hagrid's absence. Harry walks up to the Owlery and sends Hedwig off. He looks out and... (full context)
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...is forming a private army to take on the Ministry. He also says that while Hagrid is late returning from his mission, Dumbledore isn't worried. (full context)
Chapter Fifteen
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Umbridge inspects Grubbly-Plank that afternoon and asks questions about Hagrid's absence. Grubbly-Plank refuses to answer, but says that Dumbledore is a supportive boss. Umbridge asks... (full context)
Chapter Nineteen
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...responsibility for letting the song get to him. Hermione, standing at the window, says that Hagrid is home. (full context)
Chapter Twenty
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...Ron, and Hermione bundle up and cover themselves in the Invisibility Cloak to walk to Hagrid's. They pass Nearly Headless Nick humming "Weasley is our King" and shuffle through the snow.... (full context)
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Hagrid sighs and says that he and Madame Maxime set off after school ended the previous... (full context)
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The next day, Hagrid and Maxime gave Karkus a goblin-made battle helmet and Karkus seemed interested in Dumbledore's message.... (full context)
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Before Hagrid can try to explain his injuries, someone knocks on the door. Harry sees Umbridge's shadow,... (full context)
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...is gone, Harry, Ron, and Hermione throw off the cloak and Hermione tries to convince Hagrid to show them boring creatures in class that won't offend Umbridge. He happily refuses and... (full context)
Chapter Twenty-One
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Hermione goes back to Hagrid's the next morning while Harry and Ron do homework. She returns before lunch and says... (full context)
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Hagrid greets his class at the edge of the forest, carrying half of a cow carcass,... (full context)
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Parvati insists that thestrals are unlucky, but Hagrid says they're useful and clever. Hermione raises her hand and says that the only people... (full context)
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Umbridge announces and mimes that she's going to speak to students about Hagrid while Hagrid teaches. Pansy Parkinson tells Umbridge loudly that Hagrid's speech sounds like grunting, while... (full context)
Chapter Twenty-Five
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Ron hails down Hagrid, who has new cuts and bruises. Hagrid mumbles that he's on probation and trudges off.... (full context)
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...now supervises all of Harry's Divination and Care of Magical Creatures lessons. Both Trelawney and Hagrid seem nervous and jumpy, and Hagrid forbids the trio from visiting him. The only thing... (full context)
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In the Three Broomsticks, Harry runs into Hagrid. Hagrid morosely says that both of them are outsiders and orphans, and he says that... (full context)
Chapter Twenty-Seven
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...class and notes that he's no longer welcome in the Forbidden Forest. Dean asks if Hagrid breeds centaurs, but Firenze quietly and seriously says that centaurs aren't "playthings of humans." He... (full context)
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...bell rings, Firenze asks Harry to stay behind and tells him to pass on to Hagrid that his "attempt" isn't working. When Harry passes on Firenze's message, Hagrid seems offended. (full context)
Chapter Twenty-Nine
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...doing well. Harry pretends to study and dwells on what he saw in the Pensieve. Hagrid and Sirius have always told Harry that James was wonderful, but he can't imagine ever... (full context)
Chapter Thirty
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...sing "Weasley is our King" as the match starts and the Slytherins score almost immediately. Hagrid appears behind Harry and asks him and Hermione to come with him, acting secretive. Looking... (full context)
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After a while, Hagrid stops. He tells Harry and Hermione that he's going to be fired any day now,... (full context)
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Hagrid says that he needs Harry, Hermione, and Ron to come and talk to Grawp and... (full context)
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Hagrid stops suddenly as two centaurs, Magorian and Bane, step out of the trees. They accuse... (full context)
Chapter Thirty-One
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...word and someone put another niffler in Umbridge's office. She points out that Umbridge thinks Hagrid is doing it, and Umbridge won't care that Hagrid has an alibi. On Monday, they... (full context)
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...Harry works, he notices several figures, including Umbridge, exiting the front doors. They go to Hagrid's hut and Hagrid lets them in. Harry pretends to concentrate as he hears a roar... (full context)
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Harry, Ron, Hermione, and Ernie angrily discuss what happened to Hagrid and McGonagall. In the common room, they learn that Lee Jordan is responsible for the... (full context)
Chapter Thirty-Three
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...out of the school, Umbridge on their heels. Umbridge asks if the weapon is in Hagrid's hut, and then reasons that because he's a "half-breed oaf," he'd set it off. Hermione... (full context)
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...around some trees, notices Hermione, and asks where "Hagger" is. Hermione realizes he's looking for Hagrid and tries to tell him she doesn't know. As Grawp reaches for Hermione and hits... (full context)
Chapter Thirty-Six
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...Portkey. He then turns to Fudge and tells him to remove Umbridge and stop pursuing Hagrid. Dumbledore offers to stay with Fudge for 30 minutes to explain what happened, and then... (full context)
Chapter Thirty-Eight
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...Ron squabble about the existence of real prophecies, Harry nervously excuses himself to go see Hagrid. He hasn't shared what he learned in the prophecy. (full context)
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Harry and Hagrid have an awkward cup of dandelion juice. Hagrid tries to say that Sirius would've wanted... (full context)