Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

by

J. K. Rowling

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Harry Potter Character Analysis

The titular protagonist; a fifteen-year-old wizard. As a baby, the Dark Lord Voldemort tried to kill Harry. He succeeded in murdering Harry's parents, James and Lily, but when he tried to kill Harry, the curse rebounded on Voldemort and gave Harry a lightning bolt shaped scar. Throughout the novel (but especially during the summer before his fifth year begins) Harry resents the adults around him for keeping him in the dark in regard to what's going on with the resistance to Voldemort. This resentment grows as adults continue to ignore Harry, and this makes Harry feel alone, unmoored, and though he has to rely on himself to figure things out, rather than understanding that he can ask for help. Harry does his best to be a good friend, and as in the previous books, he is extremely close with Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger. After witnessing his fifteen-year-old father torment Snape in one of Snape's memories, Harry begins to question how much he should admire his father and how good of a person his father really was. With this, Harry also begins to question who he is and ultimately comes to the conclusion that he can love and respect his father while not embodying him in every way. Umbridge's appointment to Hogwarts poses several problems for Harry. She makes it clear that she's there to stop Harry from telling the truth about Voldemort, which makes Harry even angrier than he already is and also reinforces for him the importance of telling his story, even when there are dire consequences to doing so. Harry's stubbornness means that he's often at odds with Umbridge and makes little effort to behave. Later, Dumbledore explains that he ignored Harry in an attempt to keep him safe and tells him that according to a prophecy, Harry must kill Voldemort or Voldemort will kill him. With this, Harry is able to understand what his future will hold and in doing so, can come of age and look at events with a more level head.

Harry Potter 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 Harry Potter or refer to Harry Potter. 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 One Quotes

And then, as his feeling of frustration peaked, his certainty leaked away.

Perhaps it hadn't been a magical sound after all. Perhaps he was so desperate for the tiniest sign of contact from the world to which he belonged that he was simply overreacting to perfectly ordinary noises. Could he be sure it hadn't been the sound of something breaking inside a neighbor's house?

Related Characters: Harry Potter, Mundungus Fletcher
Page Number: 7
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Chapter Four Quotes

"I know, Harry. But you see what they're doing? They want to turn you into someone nobody will believe. Fudge is behind it, I'll bet anything. They want wizards on the street to think you're just some stupid boy who's a bit of a joke, who tells ridiculous tall stories because he loves being famous and wants to keep it going."

Related Characters: Hermione Granger (speaker), Harry Potter, Lord Voldemort, Cornelius Fudge
Page Number: 74
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Chapter Six Quotes

"So, got there yet?" said George eagerly.

"The weapon Sirius mentioned?" said Harry.

"Let slip, more like," said Fred with relish, now sitting next to Ron. "We didn't hear about that on the old Extendables, did we?"

"What d'you reckon it is?" said Harry.

"Could be anything," said Fred.

"But there can't be anything worse than the Avada Kedavra curse, can there?" said Ron. "What's worse than death?"

Related Characters: Harry Potter (speaker), Ron Weasley (speaker), Fred Weasley (speaker), George Weasley (speaker), Sirius Black, Lord Voldemort
Page Number: 100
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"Does it matter if she's my cousin?" snapped Sirius. "As far as I'm concerned, they're not my family. She's certainly not my family. I haven't seen her since I was your age, unless you count a glimpse of her coming into Azkaban. Do you think I'm proud of having relatives like her?"

Page Number: 114
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Chapter Nine Quotes

The fact was that living at the headquarters of the anti-Voldemort movement was not nearly as interesting or exciting as Harry would have expected before he experienced it. Though members of the Order of the Phoenix came and went regularly, sometimes staying for meals, sometimes only for a few minutes' whispered conversation, Mrs. Weasley made sure that Harry and the others were kept well out of earshot (whether Extendable or normal) and nobody, not even Sirius, seemed to feel that Harry needed to know anything more than he had heard on the night of his arrival.

Page Number: 160
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Ron had not asked Dumbledore to give him the prefect badge. This was not Ron's fault. Was he, Harry, Ron's best friend in the world, going to sulk because he didn't have a badge, laugh with the twins behind Ron's back, ruin this for Ron when, for the first time, he had beaten Harry at something?

Page Number: 167
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Chapter Twelve Quotes

"I do not wish to criticize the way things have been run at this school," she said, an unconvincing smile stretching her wide mouth, "but you have been exposed to some very irresponsible wizards in this class, very irresponsible indeed—not to mention," she gave a nasty little laugh, "extremely dangerous half-breeds."

Page Number: 243
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"Is it true that you shouted at Professor Umbridge?"

"Yes," said Harry.

"You called her a liar?"

"Yes."

"You told her He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named is back?"

"Yes."

Professor McGonagall sat down behind her desk, frowning at Harry. Then she said, "Have a biscuit, Potter."

Page Number: 248
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Chapter Fourteen Quotes

"I know her by reputation and I'm sure she's no Death Eater—"

"She's foul enough to be one," said Harry darkly and Ron and Hermione nodded vigorously in agreement.

"Yes, but the world isn't split into good people and Death Eaters," said Sirius with a wry smile. "I know she's a nasty piece of work, though—you should hear Remus talk about her."

"Does Lupin know her?" asked Harry quickly, remembering Umbridge's comments about dangerous half-breeds during her first lesson.

"No," said Sirius, "but she drafted a bit of anti-werewolf legislation two years ago that makes it almost impossible for him to get a job."

Related Characters: Harry Potter (speaker), Sirius Black (speaker), Dolores Umbridge, Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley, Remus Lupin
Page Number: 302
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Chapter Seventeen Quotes

"You know, I don't get why Fred and George only got three O.W.L.s each," said Harry, watching as Fred, George, and Lee collected gold from the eager crowd. "They really know their stuff..."

Related Characters: Harry Potter (speaker), Fred Weasley, George Weasley, Percy Weasley
Related Symbols: O.W.L.s and N.E.W.T.s
Page Number: 368
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Chapter Nineteen Quotes

He and the D.A. were resisting under her very nose, doing the very thing that she and the Ministry most feared, and whenever he was supposed to be reading Wilbert Slinkhard's book during her lessons he dwelled instead on satisfying memories of their most recent meetings, remembering how Neville had successfully disarmed Hermione, how Colin Creevy had mastered the Impediment Jinx after three meetings' hard effort, how Parvati Patil had produced such a good Reductor Curse that she had reduced the table carrying all the Sneakoscopes to dust.

Page Number: 397
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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-Two Quotes

Don't be stupid, you haven't got fangs, he told himself, trying to keep calm, though the hand on his butterbeer was shaking. You were lying in bed, you weren't attacking anyone...

But then, what happened in Dumbledore's office? he asked himself. I felt like I wanted to attack Dumbledore too...

Page Number: 478
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"But that's not all, said Harry in a voice only a little above a whisper. "Sirius, I...I think I'm going mad...Back in Dumbledore's office, just before we took the Portkey...for a couple of seconds there I thought I was a snake, I felt like one—my scar really hurt when I was looking at Dumbledore—Sirius, I wanted to attack him—"

He could only see a sliver of Sirius's face; the rest was in darkness.

"It must have been the aftermath of the vision, that's all," said Sirius. "You were still thinking of the dream or whatever it was and—"

"It wasn't like that," said Harry, shaking his head. "It was like something rose up inside me, like there's a snake inside me—"

"You need to sleep," said Sirius firmly.

Related Characters: Harry Potter (speaker), Sirius Black (speaker), Professor Albus Dumbledore, Lord Voldemort, Mr. Weasley
Page Number: 481
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Chapter Twenty-Three Quotes

"So that's it, is it?" he said loudly. "Stay there? That's all anyone could tell me after I got attacked by those dementors too! Just stay put while the grown-ups sort it out, Harry! We won't bother telling you anything, though, because your tiny little brain might not be able to cope with it!"

Related Characters: Harry Potter (speaker), Professor Albus Dumbledore, Phineas Nigellus
Page Number: 495
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Chapter Twenty-Nine Quotes

He could abandon the plan and simply learn to live with the memory of what his father had done on a summer's day more than twenty years ago...

And then he remembered Sirius in the fire upstairs in the Gryffindor common room... "You're less like your father than I thought...The risk would've been what made it fun for James..."

But did he want to be like his father anymore?

Page Number: 667
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Chapter Thirty-Two Quotes

"I'm trying to say—Voldemort knows you, Harry! He took Ginny down into the Chamber of Secrets to lure you there, it's the kind of thing he does, he knows you're the—the sort of person who'd go to Sirius's aid! What if he's just trying to get you into the Department of Myst—"

Page Number: 734
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Chapter Thirty-Three Quotes

Still pointing her shaking wand at Magorian, she continued, "Law Fifteen B states clearly that ‘Any attack by a magical creature who is deemed to have near-human intelligence, and therefore considered responsible for its actions—'"

"'Near-human intelligence'?" repeated Magorian, as Bane and several others roared with rage and pawed the ground.

Related Characters: Dolores Umbridge (speaker), Magorian (speaker), Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, Bane
Page Number: 754
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Chapter Thirty-Seven Quotes

"Like the fact that the person Sirius cared most about in the world was you," said Dumbledore quietly. "Like the fact that you were coming to regard Sirius as a mixture of father and brother. Voldemort knew already, of course, that Sirius was in the Order, that you knew where he was—but Kreacher's information made him realize that the one person whom you would go to any lengths to rescue was Sirius Black."

Page Number: 831
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"Sirius did not hate Kreacher," said Dumbledore. "He regarded him as a servant unworthy of much interest or notice. Indifference and neglect often do much more damage than outright dislike...the fountain we destroyed tonight told a lie. We wizards have mistreated and abused our fellows for too long, and we are now reaping our reward."

Page Number: 833-34
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"I cared about you too much," said Dumbledore simply. "I cared more for your happiness than your knowing the truth, more for your peace of mind than my plan, more for your life than the lives that might be lost if the plan failed. In other words, I acted exactly as Voldemort expects we fools who love to act."

Related Characters: Professor Albus Dumbledore (speaker), Harry Potter, Lord Voldemort
Page Number: 838
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Harry Potter Character Timeline in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

The timeline below shows where the character Harry Potter appears in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter One
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On the hottest day of the summer, Harry Potter lies in a flowerbed under the living room window of Number 4, Privet Drive.... (full context)
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As Harry tries to find the source of the noise, Vernon leans out the window and grabs... (full context)
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Harry thinks that in the morning, he'll get the Daily Prophet—but he no longer even reads... (full context)
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As Harry makes his way to the playground, he congratulates himself for behaving—he hasn't struck out for... (full context)
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When it starts to get dark, Harry looks up and sees Dudley and his gang walking by, singing a crude song. In... (full context)
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Fuming, Harry points his wand at Dudley and backs him up against a wall. Suddenly, Dudley shudders... (full context)
Chapter Two
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Harry is shocked, and stares at Mrs. Figg as she raves that Mundungus left to check... (full context)
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With a crack, Mundungus Fletcher Apparates in front of Harry and Mrs. Figg. He stinks of alcohol and tobacco and is aghast to learn what... (full context)
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The letter is to Harry, expelling him from Hogwarts for performing the Patronus Charm. Harry decides he has to run... (full context)
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Dudley mumbles that Harry pointed his wand at him, things went dark, and then he started hearing things. He's... (full context)
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Harry tries to leave the kitchen, but Vernon insists that Harry explain what happened to Dudley.... (full context)
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Vernon decides that with Voldemort back and dementors coming after Harry, Harry has to leave the house. Harry freezes; all his letters told him not to... (full context)
Chapter Three
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Harry writes three versions of the same note asking for information to send to Hermione, Ron,... (full context)
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On the fourth night, Vernon enters Harry's room, dressed in his best suit, and explains that the family (minus Harry) is going... (full context)
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Harry tries to ask about Voldemort, but Moody insists they can't discuss anything here. He pops... (full context)
Chapter Four
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Moody silences Harry when Harry tries to ask what the Order of the Phoenix is. When Lupin tells... (full context)
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When Harry opens the door, Hermione throws herself at him hugs him, apologizing for her "useless" letters.... (full context)
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Harry finally takes a breath and asks what the Order of the Phoenix is. Hastily, Hermione... (full context)
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Harry says that Percy has to be aware that Voldemort is back, but Ron explains that... (full context)
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...and George Apparate away. Mrs. Weasley calls everyone for dinner. Ron and Hermione apologize to Harry for not telling him more. Then, Hermione and Ron tell Harry about Kreacher, the house-elf... (full context)
Chapter Five
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Sirius tells Harry that Mrs. Black must've put a Permanent Sticking Charm on the back of her portrait,... (full context)
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Everyone but Sirius, Mundungus, and Harry help Mrs. Weasley prepare dinner. At the table, Sirius tells Harry that Harry's summer sounds... (full context)
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...and Ron about selling someone their own stolen toads, which offends Mrs. Weasley. Sirius tells Harry that Mundungus is a useful person to have around, as he knows all the criminals... (full context)
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...dessert, Mrs. Weasley tries to send everyone to bed, but Sirius suggests they speak to Harry and let him ask some questions. Sirius and Mrs. Weasley argue; Sirius believes Harry has... (full context)
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Sirius and Lupin explain that Voldemort is laying low and isn't killing people, and Harry managed to thwart Voldemort's first plans by immediately alerting Dumbledore of his return. The Order... (full context)
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Harry asks what else Voldemort is after, and Sirius cagily says that it's something Voldemort "can... (full context)
Chapter Six
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Mrs. Weasley ushers Harry, Ron, and Hermione upstairs. Harry and Ron climb into bed and Ron bolts the door... (full context)
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Harry dreams of creatures and weapons all night and wakes up to George saying to eat... (full context)
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Mrs. Weasley returns with a plate of sandwiches, but Harry stays with Sirius at the tapestry. Sirius remarks that Tonks isn't on the family tree... (full context)
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Harry asks if he can come live with Sirius if he's expelled, but Sirius won't promise... (full context)
Chapter Seven
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Harry wakes up very early the next morning, dresses quickly, and goes to the kitchen. Mrs.... (full context)
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The box begins to lower into the ground and Harry's mouth falls open at what he sees. The atrium is long, splendid, and lined with... (full context)
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Mr. Weasley leads Harry away at a run back to the elevators. Mr. Weasley greets a man named Bode... (full context)
Chapter Eight
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Harry gasps. The courtroom is the same one he saw in Dumbledore's Pensieve last year, and... (full context)
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Dumbledore conjures himself a chintz armchair as Fudge starts to read Harry's crime. Fudge looks flustered but begins to question Harry. He only allows Harry to answer... (full context)
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...and asks Dumbledore to confirm if he's implying that the Ministry ordered an attack on Harry. When Dumbledore does, Fudge turns bright red. (full context)
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Fudge tries to return the subject to Harry's use of underage magic, and Dumbledore points out that according to the law, Harry was... (full context)
Chapter Nine
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Harry stays in his chair, stunned by Dumbledore's departure and his good fortune. He tries to... (full context)
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Lucius Malfoy rudely insults Harry and Mr. Weasley before he and Fudge walk away. Mr. Weasley angrily says that Lucius... (full context)
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Back at number twelve, Grimmauld Place, everyone celebrates Harry's win. Mr. Weasley passes on his message about seeing Lucius Malfoy to Sirius and heads... (full context)
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Sirius seems to be the only person who isn't thrilled that Harry will return to Hogwarts. He spends most of his time with Buckbeak. Hermione thinks that... (full context)
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On the last day of the holidays, Ron gives Harry his booklist and Harry notes that they only need two new books, one of which... (full context)
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Without speaking, Ron holds his prefect badge out to Harry. Harry takes it just as Hermione races into the room, shouting that she's also a... (full context)
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Harry and Ron spend the afternoon packing their trunks. Ron gleefully unwraps his broom when Mrs.... (full context)
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Harry overhears Kingsley and Lupin talking about why Dumbledore didn't make Harry a prefect, so he... (full context)
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On the first landing, Harry hears sobbing in the drawing room. He opens the door to see Ron, dead on... (full context)
Chapter Ten
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...for Hogwarts. After a night of troubled dreams, culminating in a recurring one in which Harry walks down a dark hallway ending in a locked door, Harry wakes to discover that... (full context)
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...Ron, Hermione, and the rest of the Weasleys arrive soon after. Lupin and Moody shake Harry's hand and tell him to be careful, especially about what he writes in letters. Mrs.... (full context)
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Harry notices that students are staring at him. He and Ginny run into Neville at the... (full context)
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An hour later, Ron and Hermione join Harry. They say that Malfoy and Pansy Parkinson are the Slytherin prefects. Ernie MacMillan and Hannah... (full context)
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The rest of The Quibbler contains more wild articles, and Harry finds the one about Sirius to be the most believable. Hermione derisively says that The... (full context)
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...train gets to Hogwarts. Finally, they reach the Hogsmeade station. Luna carries Hedwig's cage for Harry and Harry is concerned when he sees Professor Grubbly-Plank, not Hagrid, preparing to take the... (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... (full context)
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...that Umbridge's speech means that the Ministry is interfering at Hogwarts, a fact that neither Harry nor Ron picked up. As Dumbledore dismisses the school, Hermione and Ron call for the... (full context)
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Harry and Neville climb up to their dormitory and when they enter, Dean and Seamus stop... (full context)
Chapter Twelve
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The next morning, Hermione comments on Harry's angry look before turning her attention to a notice on the bulletin board that Fred... (full context)
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In the Great Hall, Harry, Ron, and Hermione notice that Hagrid is still absent. Hermione wonders if Dumbledore doesn't want... (full context)
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Harry and Ron play Hangman all through History of Magic, which annoys Hermione. In the courtyard... (full context)
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...he expects them all to achieve "Acceptable" results in their Potions O.W.L. He glares at Harry and says that most students won't continue on to the N.E.W.T. level. He then announces... (full context)
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Harry is the first one up the ladder for Divination. Ron joins him a few minutes... (full context)
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...defensive magic. Umbridge then tells the students to read the first chapter of their textbook. Harry is shocked to see that Hermione isn't reading. Her hand is up, but Umbridge ignores... (full context)
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...using defensive spells. Umbridge insists that there's no need to use spells, and Ron and Harry begin to blurt that that's pointless. Umbridge demands that students raise their hands as Dean,... (full context)
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Harry stands and asks if Cedric Diggory died of his own accord. Umbridge says that Cedric's... (full context)
Chapter Thirteen
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At dinner that night, Harry angrily listens to everyone talking about him. Nobody tries to pretend they're not. He grumbles... (full context)
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...that even Neville can do well in Transfiguration if he studies and builds up confidence. Harry and Ron spend their lunch researching their Potions essay and then join Hermione outside for... (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... (full context)
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Before dinner, Angelina storms up to Harry and reprimands him for getting detention on Friday night when he's supposed to be at... (full context)
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When Harry writes his first line, he gasps and sees that the words also etch themselves into... (full context)
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That night, Harry again writes lines until midnight. He does homework in the common room for hours after... (full context)
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On Friday evening, Harry tries to shift his chair so he can see the Quidditch pitch from Umbridge's window.... (full context)
Chapter Fourteen
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Harry wakes up early on Saturday and spends hours composing a letter to Sirius that seems... (full context)
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Harry thinks happily about his perfectly normal conversation with Cho as he heads for breakfast. He... (full context)
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Harry and Ron walk to the Quidditch pitch and Ron does surprisingly well. In the changing... (full context)
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Ron and Harry spend all of Sunday working on their homework, and Ron wonders if Hermione would let... (full context)
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Harry thinks that Sirius is the only person who might understand how he's feeling, and as... (full context)
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Sirius offers to meet the trio in Hogsmeade, but all of them refuse emphatically. Harry says he wants to keep Sirius out of Azkaban, which makes Sirius say that Harry... (full context)
Chapter Fifteen
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...find one. As High Inquisitor, Umbridge will also be able to inspect the other teachers. Harry and Hermione are livid, though Ron is pleased at the thought of what McGonagall will... (full context)
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In Potions, Harry's essay receives a D. He tries his best when he brews his potion for the... (full context)
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...the former Defense Against the Dark Arts teachers except for Professor Quirrell, and then gives Harry another week of detention when he points out that Quirrell was possessed by Voldemort. Harry... (full context)
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The next morning, Angelina yells at Harry for getting detention, and McGonagall chastises her before also scolding Harry. Hermione suggests that McGonagall... (full context)
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That night, Harry leaves Umbridge's office just before midnight. His hand bleeds through a scarf and Hermione offers... (full context)
Chapter Sixteen
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Two weeks later, Hermione brings up the idea of Harry giving Defense Against the Dark Arts lessons again. Harry says that he's thought about it,... (full context)
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In the week before the Hogsmeade trip, Harry worries that Sirius will try to show up. Ron and Hermione reason that Sirius will... (full context)
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...pub, which is a dodgy establishment and where Hermione believes the group won't be overheard. Harry is concerned; there are few patrons, but all of them look secretive. The bartender seems... (full context)
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Harry looks furiously at Hermione, who assures him that she'll speak first. Hermione awkwardly tells the... (full context)
Chapter Seventeen
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Harry spends the weekend doing homework, but he feels satisfied knowing that he's rebelling against Umbridge.... (full context)
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In the Great Hall, all the students seem on edge about the notice. Harry mutters to Fred and George that they're going to hold meetings anyway. Hermione motions for... (full context)
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A few minutes into History of Magic, Hermione pokes Harry and points to the window. Hedwig is there. Harry slips out of his seat and... (full context)
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...letter is from Sirius, and says that he'll talk to them again in the fire. Harry shares everything with Ron and Hermione, and they wonder if someone tried to intercept Hedwig.... (full context)
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Snape introduces Umbridge to the class—she’ll be inspecting—and Harry tries to decide which professor he wants to win this battle. In his desire to... (full context)
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After dinner, Angelina tells Harry and Ron that Umbridge supposedly needs time to think about whether Gryffindor can play Quidditch.... (full context)
Chapter Eighteen
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In Charms, Harry and Hermione discuss that Umbridge is reading Harry's letters. She says Filch's Dungbomb accusation was... (full context)
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When Harry and Ron head down to the changing rooms that evening for Quidditch practice, the weather... (full context)
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Ron hangs back after everyone leaves, and Harry explains that his scar hurt because Voldemort is angry. He's not sure how he knows... (full context)
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Back in the common room, Harry ignores Ron's concerned looks and tries to concentrate on his Potions essay. After Ron goes... (full context)
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Concerned, Dobby asks Harry about his dream and asks if Harry needs help. Harry asks Dobby if he knows... (full context)
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At 7:30 that night, using the Marauder's Map, Harry, Ron, and Hermione sneak up to the seventh floor where the Room of Requirement is.... (full context)
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Harry divides everyone into pairs and works with Neville. He's glad he decided to start with... (full context)
Chapter Nineteen
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The secret of the D.A. makes Harry feel powerful, and makes Umbridge's Defense Against the Dark Arts classes bearable. He thinks about... (full context)
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...before the match, while Snape ignores reports of Slytherins hexing Gryffindor players in the halls. Harry feels optimistic despite Ron's spotty performance, though he worries because Ron seems to take the... (full context)
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A few minutes later, Harry leads Ron to the changing rooms. Hermione whispers to Harry that he shouldn't let Ron... (full context)
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Harry watches with horror as Ron lets the Slytherins score three times. Seeing the Snitch, Harry... (full context)
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Enraged, McGonagall shouts at Harry and George, but she stops short when Umbridge steps in and offers to "help." McGonagall... (full context)
Chapter Twenty
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Harry, Ron, and Hermione bundle up and cover themselves in the Invisibility Cloak to walk to... (full context)
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Before Hagrid can try to explain his injuries, someone knocks on the door. Harry sees Umbridge's shadow, sweeps the Invisibility Cloak over Ron and Hermione, and hisses for Hagrid... (full context)
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When they're sure Umbridge is gone, Harry, Ron, and Hermione throw off the cloak and Hermione tries to convince Hagrid to show... (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 that he's insistent that he... (full context)
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...decorating the castle and Hermione 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... (full context)
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When Harry arrives at the Room of Requirement for the final D.A. meeting before the holiday, he... (full context)
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After everyone clears out, Harry and Cho are the last two in the room. Harry turns around to see her... (full context)
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Harry notes that Cho was crying and wonders if he's bad at kissing, but without looking... (full context)
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...twenty minutes before Hermione excuses herself. Ron grumpily wonders what Hermione sees in Krum, and Harry decides to ask Cho out when he sees her again. Harry falls asleep and dreams... (full context)
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Harry wakes up, sweaty and with his scar burning. Ron looks frightened, and Harry tells Ron... (full context)
Chapter Twenty-Two
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Harry falls to his knees as he arrives in the kitchen of Grimmauld Place. Sirius angrily... (full context)
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Harry feels incredibly guilty as they all sit together in silence. He reasons that though he... (full context)
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Sirius and Harry busy themselves making breakfast and Harry dreads the moment that Mrs. Weasley asks him to... (full context)
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Harry goes to bed, but he stays awake, as he's afraid he'll attack someone else in... (full context)
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...closing the door behind them. Fred and George find Extendable Ears and offer one to Harry. The adults discuss that nobody could find the snake and that Dumbledore has been acting... (full context)
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Harry feels dirty and tainted by Voldemort. He wonders if Dumbledore won't look at him because... (full context)
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Suddenly, Harry is extremely angry. He shouts that all anyone tells him is to stay put and... (full context)
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Harry stays in his room until the next evening while everyone else decorates for Christmas. He's... (full context)
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...making Christmas a holiday to remember. On Christmas morning, Fred and George tell Ron and Harry that Mrs. Weasley is crying because Percy sent back the sweater she knitted for him.... (full context)
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...The children excuse themselves as Mrs. Weasley learns what stitches are and starts to shout. Harry, Ron, and Hermione head for the tearoom, but on the fourth-floor landing, they come face... (full context)
Chapter Twenty-Four
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Sirius finds Kreacher in the attic, but Harry is uneasy, since Kreacher seems strangely docile. Sirius becomes more and more sullen and Harry... (full context)
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Sirius tells Snape that if he gives Harry a hard time, Sirius will know about it. The two argue about whether Snape has... (full context)
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The next morning, Sirius pulls Harry aside and gives him a wrapped package. He says it's a way to communicate so... (full context)
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Snape is awful to Harry in Potions. Harry feels even worse when Zacharias Smith acts superior because Harry has to... (full context)
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Harry knocks on Snape's door later that evening. As they begin, Snape tells Harry about Occlumency,... (full context)
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...few thoughts out of his head and puts them in the basin. He then asks Harry to draw his wand and do whatever he can to defend himself while he tries... (full context)
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Harry triumphantly says that he figured it out, and Snape stares at him curiously. Harry realizes... (full context)
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Hermione and Ron lead Harry back to the common room, where Fred and George demonstrate their new Headless Hats. The... (full context)
Chapter Twenty-Five
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At breakfast the next morning, Hermione yelps when she opens her Daily Prophet. She shows Harry and Ron the front page, which shows nine escaped prisoners from Azkaban, including Bellatrix Lestrange.... (full context)
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...by the Death Eaters get so much attention that they start to openly sympathize with Harry. Many students also start to look at Harry with curiosity instead of hostility. The teachers... (full context)
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Umbridge now supervises all of Harry's Divination and Care of Magical Creatures lessons. Both Trelawney and Hagrid seem nervous and jumpy,... (full context)
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On the morning of Valentine's Day, Hermione receives a letter at breakfast and asks Harry to meet her in Hogsmeade around midday and to bring Cho if he has to.... (full context)
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Cho leads Harry to a steamy teashop decorated for Valentine's Day with cherubs, confetti, and bows. They order... (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... (full context)
Chapter Twenty-Six
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Harry doesn't find the interview easy, but he thinks it's the best chance he has to... (full context)
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Up in the common room, Harry, Hermione, Fred, and George discuss the dismal state of the Gryffindor Quidditch team. George says... (full context)
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On Monday morning, an owl brings Harry a copy of The Quibbler and others land with letters for him. Hermione and Ron... (full context)
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Even though they're forbidden from mentioning The Quibbler to Harry, several professors give Harry extra points or sweets. Trelawney even predicts that Harry will live... (full context)
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Harry dreams that he's in a dark room, looking at his long, white fingers. He interrogates... (full context)
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A few weeks later, Harry is still no better at Occlumency. After he finds himself on the floor in Snape's... (full context)
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Harry and Snape head for the entrance hall and Harry sees a crowd surrounding Trelawney. Her... (full context)
Chapter Twenty-Seven
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...is going to get even nastier after Firenze's hiring, since she hates part-humans. Ron and Harry follow Parvati and Lavender to a classroom off of the great hall, which looks like... (full context)
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...decade. He has the class burn sage to look for clues, but nobody sees anything. Harry is perplexed that Firenze's whole point seems to be that no knowledge is foolproof. When... (full context)
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The fifth years begin suffering from O.W.L. stress and the only thing that makes Harry happy are D.A. meetings. He introduces Patronuses one night and several students, including Seamus, experience... (full context)
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Dumbledore's office is filled with people, including Fudge, McGonagall, Kingsley, and Percy. Fudge asks Harry if he knows why he's here. Harry catches Dumbledore's eye, sees him shake his head,... (full context)
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...reminds the room that in the fall, Willy Widdershins reported to her that he heard Harry in the Hog's Head, setting up an illegal society. Dumbledore interrupts and points out that... (full context)
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...he recruited the students himself and tonight was the first meeting. Fudge is furious, and Harry tries to stop Dumbledore when he realizes what Dumbledore is doing. Dumbledore remains calm as... (full context)
Chapter Twenty-Eight
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...Headmistress. The students all seem to know that Dumbledore evaded Fudge, two Aurors, and Umbridge. Harry learns from Ernie that Dumbledore's office sealed itself against Umbridge. Malfoy interrupts and says that... (full context)
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As Ron, Harry, and Hermione enter the Great Hall, Filch grabs Harry to see Umbridge. Filch mutters about... (full context)
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Harry and Umbridge then hear a loud noise and screams from downstairs. In the entrance hall,... (full context)
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Harry crawls into bed later and immediately begins dreaming about the Department of Mysteries. The door... (full context)
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Harry lies to Snape that he's been practicing, but before Snape can break into Harry's mind,... (full context)
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A young Flitwick announces the end of the exam and releases the students. Harry tries to keep himself between Snape and James's friends as they all walk onto the... (full context)
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...her help. Lily insults James and walks off, and James turns Snape upside down again. Harry feels a hand on his arm and sees a furious adult Snape next to him.... (full context)
Chapter Twenty-Nine
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Over the Easter holiday, Harry lies to Hermione that he no longer has Occlumency lessons because Snape thinks he's doing... (full context)
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At the end of the holiday, Ginny finds Harry in the library to give him Mrs. Weasley's Easter package of chocolate eggs. The gift... (full context)
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Fred and George interrupt Harry, Ron, and Hermione's perusal of the pamphlets to talk about arranging for Harry to talk... (full context)
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Harry arrives late for his career appointment with McGonagall and finds Umbridge in the office as... (full context)
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In Defense Against the Dark Arts later, Harry guiltily thinks of what McGonagall would say if she were to find out that he... (full context)
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Harry tells them about what he saw in the Pensieve. Sirius and Lupin explain that Snape... (full context)
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Harry pulls the Cloak off when he's far enough away and finds students covered in a... (full context)
Chapter Thirty
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...their Portable Swamp, so Filch has to help students across every day. Filch also puts Harry's broomstick in the dungeons. Other students begin to torment Umbridge with Dungbombs, Stinkpellets, and releasing... (full context)
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After Charms, Hermione encourages Harry to go talk to Snape about Occlumency, but Harry refuses. He's still having the dreams... (full context)
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Harry and Hermione take their seats for the final Quidditch match of the season, hopeful that... (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, and he needs them... (full context)
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Hagrid says that he needs Harry, Hermione, and Ron to come and talk to Grawp and teach him English. Harry thinks... (full context)
Chapter Thirty-One
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The next day, Hermione and Harry convince Ron to join them on the lawn so they can tell him about Grawp.... (full context)
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Harry and Ron have Friday off while Hermione takes her Ancient Runes exam. She returns in... (full context)
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...Tower. The students set up their telescopes and begin filling in their star charts. As Harry works, he notices several figures, including Umbridge, exiting the front doors. They go to Hagrid's... (full context)
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Harry, Ron, Hermione, and Ernie angrily discuss what happened to Hagrid and McGonagall. In the common... (full context)
Chapter Thirty-Two
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The examiner helps Harry out of the Great Hall and offers to let him return to finish, but Harry... (full context)
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Ginny and Luna walk in and ask if they can help. Harry rudely insists they can't, but Hermione says that they need to check if Sirius is... (full context)
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Suddenly Umbridge drags Harry's head back through the flames until he's back in her office. Malfoy, Crabbe, and Goyle... (full context)
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...herself and say that she has no choice but to use the Cruciatus Curse on Harry. She admits to sending the dementors over the summer to attack him and get him... (full context)
Chapter Thirty-Three
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Harry doesn't know if Hermione even has a plan as he follows her out of the... (full context)
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...insults the centaurs, and conjures ropes to bind Magorian. The centaurs charge at Umbridge as Harry pulls Hermione to the ground. Bane lifts Umbridge into the air and carries her away. (full context)
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Another centaur lifts up Hermione and Harry. The group discusses whether Hermione and Harry are young enough to spare, and Hermione says... (full context)
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Once they're far enough away, Harry kicks a tree, thinking that they've wasted too much time. Ron, Neville, Ginny, and Luna... (full context)
Chapter Thirty-Four
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Harry and Neville heave themselves onto thestrals, while Luna helps Ron, Hermione, and Ginny, who can't... (full context)
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The atrium at the Ministry is empty. Harry leads everyone past the Fountain of Magical Brethren and into the elevators. They descend to... (full context)
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...a courtroom with an archway on a dais. It has a fluttering black curtain, and Harry hears people talking behind it. He whispers for Sirius. Luna says she can hear people... (full context)
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Harry leads them to row 97, worried because he can't hear Sirius. They find the row... (full context)
Chapter Thirty-Five
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Hooded Death Eaters appear around Harry and his friends. Harry asks where Sirius is, but Bellatrix Lestrange mocks Harry for his... (full context)
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Harry tries to step on someone's foot as he asks what the prophecy is. He's taken... (full context)
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Harry, Hermione, and Neville hide under desks as a few Death Eaters unlock the door. Harry... (full context)
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Harry, Neville, and Hermione make it to the circular room, and as soon as it finishes... (full context)
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The Death Eaters follow Harry into the room with the dais. Harry falls down the stairs and sees many Death... (full context)
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Harry and Neville stare for a moment before Harry again tries to help Neville up. Neville... (full context)
Chapter Thirty-Six
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Harry yells for Sirius and refuses to listen to Lupin say that Sirius is dead. He... (full context)
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Bellatrix and Harry shoot curses at each other until Harry shouts that the prophecy is gone. He feels... (full context)
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Dumbledore crouches over Harry as the atrium fills with people, including Fudge. Fudge sees Voldemort grab Bellatrix and disappear,... (full context)
Chapter Thirty-Seven
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Harry arrives in Dumbledore's office. It's near dawn and as Harry looks around, he thinks it's... (full context)
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Dumbledore tells Harry that he knows how Harry is feeling, but Harry angrily insists this isn't true. When... (full context)
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As Harry sits, Dumbledore confirms for Phineas that Sirius is dead. Dumbledore says that fifteen years ago,... (full context)
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Dumbledore says that Sirius shared that Harry felt Voldemort in him the night he attacked Mr. Weasley, and this is why Dumbledore... (full context)
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Harry feels his rage return and spits angrily that Hermione wanted them to be nice to... (full context)
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Harry says that Sirius hated being locked up in the house, just like Harry hated being... (full context)
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Dumbledore says that after Harry fought Voldemort as a first year, he refused to answer when Harry asked why Voldemort... (full context)
Chapter Thirty-Eight
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Hermione reads a Daily Prophet article—in which Fudge admits that Voldemort is back—to Harry, Ron, Luna, Ginny, and Neville from her bed in the hospital wing. Ron still has... (full context)
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...sit suddenly upright, terrified. As Hermione and 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... (full context)
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Harry can't decide if he wants to be around people or not. As he enters the... (full context)
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Harry and Hagrid have an awkward cup of dandelion juice. Hagrid tries to say that Sirius... (full context)
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Harry realizes he has one more possible way to talk to Sirius. He races down to... (full context)
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Harry wanders through the castle until he runs into Luna at a notice board. She greets... (full context)
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On the train the next day, Malfoy, Crabbe, and Goyle try to curse Harry, but most of the D.A. comes to Harry's defense. Later, Cho and Marietta, who's wearing... (full context)
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When the train arrives in King's Cross, Ron, Harry, and Hermione step through the barrier and find an unexpected welcoming committee composed of Moody,... (full context)