Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

by

J. K. Rowling

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Luna Lovegood Character Analysis

Luna is a quirky fourth year Ravenclaw student. Classmates call her "Loony" Lovegood and make fun of her, as she has persistently misty eyes, a dreamy voice, and believes fully in creatures that don't exist and a number of conspiracy theories. Her father is the editor of The Quibbler, a magazine known for publishing articles of questionable accuracy and subject matter, and she is once found reading an edition upside down. Harry finds her uncomfortable to be around, especially since she's the only other person who can see the thestrals. She assures him they're both sane, which, given Luna's reputation, Harry finds questionable. Hermione finds Luna maddening and insults her often, but around Valentine's Day she asks Luna for help and arranges for Rita Skeeter to interview Harry and write an article to be published in The Quibbler. Luna and her father are thrilled, as the article boosts The Quibbler's popularity and her father even sells the article to the Daily Prophet, which allows them the finances to take a trip to hunt for one of their magical creatures. Though she's a member of Dumbledore's Army, Harry remains unconvinced of Luna's abilities until after she accompanies him to the Ministry to rescue Sirius. In the days after Sirius's death, Harry discovers that Luna can see the thestrals because her own mother died several years ago. She assures Harry that the dead are always around and is the only one who says anything that Harry finds truly comforting. Harry also finds that he feels bad for Luna for the first time, as students steal her belongings as a joke.

Luna Lovegood 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 Luna Lovegood or refer to Luna Lovegood. 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
Explanation and Analysis:
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Luna Lovegood Character Timeline in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

The timeline below shows where the character Luna Lovegood appears in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter Ten
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Choices, Family, and Love Theme Icon
...of the train and Ginny leads them into a car with only a girl named Luna Lovegood in it. Luna has long blond hair and seems a bit off; she's reading... (full context)
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...are prefects from Hufflepuff, and Anthony Goldstein and Padma Patil represent Ravenclaw. Hearing Padma's name, Luna vaguely says that she didn't enjoy going to the Yule Ball with Ron. Ron notes... (full context)
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...Sirius to be the most believable. Hermione derisively says that The Quibbler is rubbish, and Luna snappily takes the magazine back—her father is the editor, she says. Minutes later, Draco Malfoy... (full context)
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...weather worsens the closer the 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... (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... (full context)
Chapter Thirteen
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...and Harry follows Ron and Hermione to Herbology in a horrible temper. At the greenhouses, Luna approaches Harry and tells him that she believes that Voldemort is back. When Parvati and... (full context)
Chapter Sixteen
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...includes Neville, Dean, Lavender, Parvati and Padma, and Cho with one of her friends, Marietta. Luna, the entire Gryffindor Quidditch team, and several Hufflepuffs and Ravenclaws walk in as well. Fred... (full context)
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...Hermione shares that Umbridge thinks that Dumbledore is trying to mobilize an army of students. Luna says that Fudge has his own private army of heliopaths, but Hermione snaps that heliopaths... (full context)
Chapter Eighteen
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...Cho proudly declares her own desire to fight Voldemort after what happened to Cedric, and Luna pipes up to voice her own support for thwarting the Ministry. Soon after, Harry ends... (full context)
Chapter Nineteen
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...Harry tries to make Ron eat breakfast as Ron insists that he's a horrible player. Luna walks up behind Harry and Ron wearing a huge lion-shaped hat that roars to wish... (full context)
Chapter Twenty-One
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...before the holiday, he discovers that Dobby decorated the room with pictures of Harry's face. Luna arrives just as Harry takes the last ones down. Angelina arrives a minute later and... (full context)
Chapter Twenty-Five
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...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 his date with... (full context)
Chapter Thirty-Two
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Ginny and Luna walk in and ask if they can help. Harry rudely insists they can't, but Hermione... (full context)
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...flames until he's back in her office. Malfoy, Crabbe, and Goyle enter, holding Ron, Ginny, Luna, and Neville. Umbridge insists that Harry was plotting something and then sends Malfoy to fetch... (full context)
Chapter Thirty-Three
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...Harry kicks a tree, thinking that they've wasted too much time. Ron, Neville, Ginny, and Luna appear with Harry and Hermione's wands and ask how they're getting to London. They explain... (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... (full context)
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...a fluttering black curtain, and Harry hears people talking behind it. He whispers for Sirius. Luna says she can hear people talking on the other side of the arch too, but... (full context)
Chapter Thirty-Five
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...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 after handing over the... (full context)
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...from the Death Eaters and Hermione seals the door behind them. Harry realizes that Ron, Luna, and Ginny aren't with them. (full context)
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...it to the circular room, and as soon as it finishes spinning, Ginny, Ron, and Luna fall through another door. Ron is unfocused and giggly, while Ginny's ankle is broken. Just... (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 welts on... (full context)
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Harry wanders through the castle until he runs into Luna at a notice board. She greets him serenely and says that she's putting up flyers,... (full context)