Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

by

J. K. Rowling

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Hermione Granger Character Analysis

One of Harry's two best friends and the smartest witch in his year. Hermione is thrilled to be made a prefect and takes her responsibilities very seriously. She does her best to stop Fred and George from testing their joke products on first years, and when O.W.L.s roll around, she confiscates all manner of illegal study aids. Hermione believes Harry and Dumbledore that Voldemort is back, but she also continues to get the Daily Prophet, which publishes only articles that support the Ministry of Magic’s agenda, since she wants to know what the “other side” is saying. A good and careful listener, Hermione is one of the only students to immediately pick up on the fact that Umbridge intends to bring the school under Ministry control. Hermione developed the Society for the Protection of Elfish Welfare in their previous year, and tries to advocate for minorities in the Wizarding world, especially house-elves (she herself is Muggle-born, and so looked down on by some other wizards). Her methods are questionable, however, and often a source of comedy. For example, she begins leaving elf hats and socks around the Gryffindor common room in an attempt to free the elves, though this results in Dobby—a free elf who loves clothes—being the only elf willing to clean Gryffindor tower. When she meets Grawp and the centaurs, Hermione’s language also betrays that she doesn't truly understand her power and privilege as a human, and further doesn't believe that giants can be truly integrated into Wizarding society. Around Valentine's Day, Hermione arranges for Rita Skeeter to interview Harry about Voldemort's return. The resulting article runs in The Quibbler, which Hermione thinks only publishes silly articles. She recognizes, however, that if the truth is published, people will read it. She's also the brain behind Dumbledore's Army, as she believes both that preparing to fight Voldemort and preparing to take O.W.L.s is important, and in general she pushes both Harry and Ron to be their best selves. Hermione also trusts Dumbledore, so she consistently tells Harry to inform Dumbledore of when his scar hurts and encourages him to practice Occlumency. She's the only one who suspects that Harry's dream of Voldemort torturing Sirius is a trap—and she's right. She's injured in the Department of Mysteries, but makes a full recovery.

Hermione Granger 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 Hermione Granger or refer to Hermione Granger. 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 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 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 Fifteen Quotes

"'Hogwarts is a school, not an outpost of Cornelius Fudge's office,' said Madam Marchbanks. 'This is a further disgusting attempt to discredit Albus Dumbledore.' (For a full account of Madam Marchbanks' alleged links to subversive goblin groups, turn to page 17)."

Page Number: 308
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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 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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Hermione Granger Character Timeline in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

The timeline below shows where the character Hermione Granger 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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...news of Voldemort would make the front page. He might receive letters from Ron and Hermione, but they can't give him details about anything. Harry angrily threw away their birthday presents... (full context)
Chapter Three
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Harry writes three versions of the same note asking for information to send to Hermione, Ron, and Sirius. Hedwig is hunting, so Harry paces and resents everyone for not telling... (full context)
Chapter Four
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...dirty entryway. Mrs. Weasley emerges, hugs Harry, and sends Harry upstairs to find Ron and Hermione until the “meeting” is over. She tells him to be quiet so that he doesn't... (full context)
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When Harry opens the door, Hermione throws herself at him hugs him, apologizing for her "useless" letters. She says that Dumbledore... (full context)
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Harry finally takes a breath and asks what the Order of the Phoenix is. Hastily, Hermione and Ron say that it's the resistance group. She says that thanks to Fred and... (full context)
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...trustworthy and he believes the Daily Prophet. Harry has no idea what this means, but Hermione explains that if he were to read the paper cover to cover, he'd see that... (full context)
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...stairs, so Fred 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... (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 so Kreacher doesn't... (full context)
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...with the doxies in the house. A half-hour later, Harry and Ron join Mrs. Weasley, Hermione, Fred, George, and Ginny. They tie cloths over their noses and mouths and pick up... (full context)
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...himself about how Mundungus and everyone else are destroying his mistress's house. He also calls Hermione a “Mudblood.” When Sirius steps into the room, Kreacher insists that he's cleaning. (full context)
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...things away so Sirius can't throw them out and sends Kreacher out of the room. Hermione suggests that they set Kreacher free, but Sirius curtly says that Kreacher knows too much.... (full context)
Chapter Nine
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...thrilled that Harry will return to Hogwarts. He spends most of his time with Buckbeak. Hermione thinks that Sirius is being selfish and on some level, he hoped that Harry would... (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 prefect. She's then awkwardly surprised that... (full context)
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Fred and George tease Ron for a moment and Disapparate, cackling, when Hermione points out that Ron could put them in detention. Ron goes to tell Mrs. Weasley... (full context)
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...Diagon Alley and then they all head downstairs to enjoy a party in Ron and Hermione's honor. Moody checks out the writing desk for Mrs. Weasley and confirms that it's a... (full context)
Chapter Ten
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...out of the house, but the group makes it to King's Cross without incident. Ron, Hermione, and the rest of the Weasleys arrive soon after. Lupin and Moody shake Harry's hand... (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... (full context)
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...more wild articles, and Harry finds the one about Sirius to be the most believable. Hermione derisively says that The Quibbler is rubbish, and Luna snappily takes the magazine back—her father... (full context)
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...The creatures between the shafts are horse-like but reptilian, with wings and black flesh. Ron, Hermione, and Ginny join Harry and start toward an empty coach. Harry points out the horse... (full context)
Chapter Eleven
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...silently wonders what's going on if Ron can't see the horses. Harry follows Ron and Hermione into the Great Hall and sits down with Neville and Nearly Headless Nick. They notice... (full context)
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When the sorting is over, Dumbledore announces the start of the feast. Hermione and Nick discuss the Sorting Hat's warning, and Nick suggests that since the hat lives... (full context)
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Dumbledore leads the school in applause for the speech before resuming his announcements. Hermione darkly says that Umbridge's speech means that the Ministry is interfering at Hogwarts, a fact... (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... (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 to draw attention... (full context)
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As Hermione finishes reading, McGonagall hands out schedules. Ron groans: they have History of Magic, Potions, Divination,... (full context)
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Harry and Ron 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,... (full context)
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...the Draught of Peace. The potion is complex, and by the end of class only Hermione's looks correct. Snape stops in front of Harry's cauldron, points out that Harry clearly missed... (full context)
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...ladder for Divination. Ron joins him a few minutes later and announces that he and Hermione have stopped arguing, but asks Harry to stop taking out his temper on them. Trelawney... (full context)
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...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 her. Umbridge only acknowledges Hermione when... (full context)
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Hermione bluntly says that the course aims don't mention using defensive spells. Umbridge insists that there's... (full context)
Chapter Thirteen
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Hermione gets distracted by Fred, George, Lee Jordan, and a group of fainting first years. Hermione... (full context)
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...up confidence. Harry and Ron spend their lunch researching their Potions essay and then join Hermione outside for Care of Magical Creatures with the Slytherins. Professor Grubbly-Plank introduces the class to... (full context)
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Hermione assures Harry that Dumbledore would've said something if Hagrid was in trouble. Malfoy makes more... (full context)
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...he didn't do his homework and he feels as though he can't tell Ron and Hermione about Umbridge's punishment. (full context)
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...In the common room, Ron shouts that he got the position of Keeper. Harry approaches Hermione, who's asleep by the fire. She jerks awake and listens to what happened to Harry... (full context)
Chapter Fourteen
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...heads for breakfast. He agrees to help Ron practice Quidditch before formal practice, which makes Hermione scold them. Hermione gasps when she opens her Daily Prophet; the Ministry knows that Sirius... (full context)
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...at Ron to cover his goals and when Katie's nosebleed doesn't stop, Angelina ends practice. Hermione tries to comfort Ron, but Ron won't allow her to. (full context)
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Ron and Harry spend all of Sunday working on their homework, and Ron wonders if Hermione would let them copy her essays. Late that night, Hermione points out several errors in... (full context)
Chapter Fifteen
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The next morning, Hermione finds the article Percy alluded to on the front page. The headline reads that Fudge... (full context)
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...brews his potion for the day, and it's at least the right color. At lunch, Hermione, Fred, and George discuss the O.W.L. grading system. The lowest grade is (according to the... (full context)
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...Against the Dark Arts, Umbridge assigns the class to read chapter two of their textbook. Hermione again raises her hand and Umbridge tries to whisper to Hermione privately. Hermione says she's... (full context)
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...Angelina yells at Harry for getting detention, and McGonagall chastises her before also scolding Harry. Hermione suggests that McGonagall has a point, and Harry doesn't speak to her until Transfiguration, when... (full context)
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...night, Harry leaves Umbridge's office just before midnight. His hand bleeds through a scarf and Hermione offers him a bowl of pickled murtlap tentacles to soak his hand. Harry refuses to... (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... (full context)
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...before the Hogsmeade trip, Harry worries that Sirius will try to show up. Ron and Hermione reason that Sirius will listen to Dumbledore, and Dumbledore certainly wouldn't allow it. On the... (full context)
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...through the village to the Hog's Head 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... (full context)
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Harry looks furiously at Hermione, who assures him that she'll speak first. Hermione awkwardly tells the group that they need... (full context)
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...suggests that this is the most important thing for them to do right now, and Hermione shares that Umbridge thinks that Dumbledore is trying to mobilize an army of students. Luna... (full context)
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As the trio leaves, Ron spits that Zacharias is a jerk. Hermione says that it's better to have more people, and mentions that Michael Corner only came... (full context)
Chapter Seventeen
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...told Umbridge about their meeting. He turns to run up the girls' staircase to tell Hermione, but the stairs turn into a slide—a way of keeping boys out of the girls’... (full context)
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...the notice. Harry mutters to Fred and George that they're going to hold meetings anyway. Hermione motions for Hufflepuff and Ravenclaw members to not come over to chat. A bit later,... (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... (full context)
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...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. Hermione worries that they can't even... (full context)
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...be prepared. He helps them brainstorm where to hold meetings, but then he disappears suddenly. Hermione gasps and she, Harry, and Ron race away from the fireplace—they can see Umbridge's hand... (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 probably a... (full context)
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...Harry’s bed, and has brought Hedwig. Dobby is wearing what looks like every one of Hermione's elf hats. Happily, Dobby says he's taking all the hats for himself and Winky, as... (full context)
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...they walk past thinking of needing something. It sounds perfect. The next day, Harry tells Hermione and though she's skeptical, she agrees to spread the word. (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. The three walk... (full context)
Chapter Nineteen
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...Against the Dark Arts classes bearable. He thinks about his classmates' progress--even Neville is improving. Hermione soon comes up with a method of communicating the next meeting time. She creates fake... (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 see the Slytherins' badges, but Harry notices... (full context)
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...brooms so she can lock them up. It barely feels like Gryffindor won the match. Hermione and Harry are the last ones in the common room when Ron steps through the... (full context)
Chapter Twenty
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Harry, Ron, and Hermione bundle up and cover themselves in the Invisibility Cloak to walk to Hagrid's. They pass... (full context)
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...giants a few days later, and now, no giants are coming to help the Order. Hermione asks about Hagrid's mother, and Hagrid gruffly says that she died years ago. (full context)
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...knocks on the door. Harry sees Umbridge's shadow, sweeps the Invisibility Cloak over Ron and Hermione, and hisses for Hagrid to hide their mugs. Hagrid lets Umbridge in and she rudely... (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 them boring creatures... (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... (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 who can see thestrals are those... (full context)
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...Pleased, Umbridge slowly and loudly tells Hagrid when he'll receive his inspection results and leaves. Hermione is beside herself and believes that Umbridge is going after Hagrid because he’s half-giant. She... (full context)
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In December, Ron complains about having to supervise decorating the castle and Hermione laments that she hasn't had time to knit elf hats. Harry doesn't tell her that... (full context)
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...a half hour later. He's in such a state of shock that he can't tell Hermione and Ron what happened. When Harry confirms that they kissed, Ron laughs and Harry starts... (full context)
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...crying and wonders if he's bad at kissing, but without looking up from her letter Hermione says that Cho spends most of her time crying lately. When Ron and Harry look... (full context)
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When Ron asks, Hermione admits she's writing to Viktor Krum. They all sit for another twenty minutes before Hermione... (full context)
Chapter Twenty-Three
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...room until the next evening while everyone else decorates for Christmas. He's with Buckbeak when Hermione arrives and explains that skiing wasn't fun, so she ended her trip with her parents... (full context)
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...crying because Percy sent back the sweater she knitted for him. Harry and Ron accompany Hermione to the boiler room so she can give Kreacher a patchwork quilt, but he isn’t... (full context)
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...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 to face with... (full context)
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...shuffles forward and gives Neville a gum wrapper. He looks defiantly at Harry, Ron, and Hermione and then slips the wrapper into his pocket. After Neville and his gran leave, Harry... (full context)
Chapter Twenty-Four
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...the door with Lupin and Tonks and Lupin summons the Knight Bus. Harry, Ron, and Hermione sit on the top level of the bus with Tonks and barely manage to keep... (full context)
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...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 it takes Harry a minute to... (full context)
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...refuses to say, and he tells Harry to return on Wednesday. Harry finds Ron and Hermione in the library and tells them that whatever Voldemort's after, it's in the Department of... (full context)
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Hermione and Ron lead Harry back to the common room, where Fred and George demonstrate their... (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,... (full context)
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...nightly. Ron suggests that Snape might be trying to open Harry up for Voldemort, but Hermione shoots this down and says they must trust Dumbledore. (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... (full context)
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...discuss Umbridge, and then Harry invites her to come to the Three Broomsticks to meet Hermione in a bit. Cho looks suddenly cold, moves her hand away from Harry's, and begins... (full context)
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...his injuries, Hagrid says they're part of his job and leaves. Harry moves over to Hermione's table, where Luna and Rita Skeeter are also sitting. Rita tries to ask Harry about... (full context)
Chapter Twenty-Six
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...and Neville reassure Harry at dinner 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... (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 that... (full context)
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...owl brings Harry a copy of The Quibbler and others land with letters for him. Hermione and Ron help Harry open the letters. Some people think Harry is crazy, but others... (full context)
Chapter Twenty-Seven
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...her lashes at the breakfast table in preparation for their first Divination lesson with Firenze. Hermione darkly says that Umbridge is going to get even nastier after Firenze's hiring, since she... (full context)
Chapter Twenty-Eight
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As Ron, Harry, and Hermione enter the Great Hall, Filch grabs Harry to see Umbridge. Filch mutters about how excited... (full context)
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...rampant fireworks, so Umbridge spends her first day as headmistress putting them out. That evening, Hermione compliments the twins. (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 well. Harry pretends... (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 to Sirius. George... (full context)
Chapter Thirty
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After Charms, Hermione encourages Harry to go talk to Snape about Occlumency, but Harry refuses. He's still having... (full context)
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Harry and Hermione take their seats for the final Quidditch match of the season, hopeful that without Fred... (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 to promise... (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 of... (full context)
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...hurt Hagrid since he's accompanied by children. They warn Hagrid to not come back as Hermione pushes Hagrid toward the school. When Hermione suggests that they can't go into the forest... (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... (full context)
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Harry and Ron have Friday off while Hermione takes her Ancient Runes exam. She returns in a horrible temper; she mistranslated one word... (full context)
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Harry, Ron, Hermione, and Ernie angrily discuss what happened to Hagrid and McGonagall. In the common room, they... (full context)
Chapter Thirty-Two
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...in St. Mungo's, and Harry feels alone and terrified. He sprints to find Ron and Hermione and pulls them into a classroom. Hermione's face turns white when Harry tells her that... (full context)
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Ron and Hermione look less convinced. Hermione wants to know how both Voldemort and Sirius, the two most... (full context)
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...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 home before they run to London.... (full context)
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...over the summer to attack him and get him expelled. As she starts the incantation, Hermione says that they'll have to tell Umbridge the truth. Harry realizes that Hermione isn't actually... (full context)
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Harry doesn't know if Hermione even has a plan as he follows her out of the school, Umbridge on their... (full context)
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...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... (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 see the creatures, mount. Harry tells his thestral that he wants... (full context)
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...and opens it. There's a tank containing brains inside. They return to the circular room, Hermione marks the door with a fiery X, and they choose another one when the circular... (full context)
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...says she can hear people talking on the other side of the arch too, but Hermione and Ron drag Harry away. As they leave the room, Hermione insists that the arch... (full context)
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...worried because he can't hear Sirius. They find the row and creep toward the end. Hermione quietly says that Sirius isn't here. Ron calls Harry to one of the spheres, which... (full context)
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...says that Harry has a "weakness for heroics" and asks for the prophecy. Harry, Ron, Hermione, Ginny, Neville, and Luna raise their wands. Lucius tells Harry that he can go home... (full context)
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...never said that the prophecy is the reason Harry has his scar. Harry whispers to Hermione to smash the shelves as Lucius continues talking. Lucius says that only the people mentioned... (full context)
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Harry, Hermione, and Neville hide under desks as a few Death Eaters unlock the door. Harry Stuns... (full context)
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Harry, Neville, and Hermione make it to the circular room, and as soon as it finishes spinning, Ginny, Ron,... (full context)
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Harry feels his rage return and spits angrily that Hermione wanted them to be nice to Kreacher. Dumbledore says that Hermione had the right idea,... (full context)
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Hermione reads a Daily Prophet article—in which Fudge admits that Voldemort is back—to Harry, Ron, Luna,... (full context)
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Ron and Hermione get out of the hospital three days before the end of term. Umbridge leaves the... (full context)
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...defense. Later, Cho and Marietta, who's wearing a balaclava, walk past the compartment, looking embarrassed. Hermione hesitantly says that Cho is dating Michael Corner, and Harry finds he doesn't care. Ron... (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, Tonks, Lupin,... (full context)