Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

by

J. K. Rowling

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Ron's father and an employee in the Misuse of Muggle Artifacts office at the Ministry of Magic. Mr. Weasley loves Muggles and is very interested in Muggle technology, so he enjoys his job. The entire Weasley family is loyal to Dumbledore and to Harry, and when Fudge promotes Percy to a position in his office, Mr. Weasley fears that Fudge is trying to spy on the family and on Dumbledore. An active member of the Order of the Phoenix, Mr. Weasley participates in guard duty for the "weapon" that the Order is trying to protect from Voldemort. One night, Mr. Weasley falls asleep while on duty and Voldemort's snake attacks him. He survives the attack, though afterward he and a young Healer do an experiment with stitches—a practice that doesn't exist in the Wizarding world—with poor results. He does ultimately recover, however.

Mr. Weasley 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 Mr. Weasley or refer to Mr. Weasley. 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-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
Explanation and Analysis:

"Bitten by a werewolf, poor chap. No cure at all."

"A werewolf?" whispered Mrs. Weasley, looking alarmed. "Is he safe in a public ward? Shouldn't he be in a private room?"

"It's two weeks till full moon," Mr. Weasley reminded her quietly.

Related Characters: Mr. Weasley (speaker), Mrs. Weasley (speaker), Remus Lupin
Page Number: 488
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Mr. Weasley Character Timeline in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

The timeline below shows where the character Mr. Weasley appears in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter Two
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...he's expelled. Suddenly another owl hits the window and Harry takes its letter. It's from Mr. Weasley , telling Harry that Dumbledore is working on things and for Harry to stay at... (full context)
Chapter Four
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...was promoted to a position in Fudge's office a week after term ended last year. Mr. Weasley knew that Fudge likely promoted Percy so he could spy on the Weasleys, who are... (full context)
Chapter Five
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...and littered with chairs and empty wine bottles in the aftermath of the Order’s meeting. Mr. Weasley and Bill greet Harry as Bill rolls up parchment that seems to contain floor plans... (full context)
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...drawing room and doxies in the curtains, both of which she'd like to tackle tomorrow. Mr. Weasley , Bill, and Lupin discuss whether the goblins might join Voldemort. Mundungus, meanwhile, tells Fred,... (full context)
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...out that Harry isn't James and tells Sirius that he can't treat Harry like James. Mr. Weasley and Lupin quietly suggest that they fill Harry in, if only so he doesn't get... (full context)
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...people that Voldemort is back, but they're struggling since Fudge refuses to believe the truth. Mr. Weasley explains that Fudge is afraid of Dumbledore because he believes that Dumbledore wants to be... (full context)
Chapter Six
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...moments, he fixates on the hearing. The night before his hearing, Mrs. Weasley explains that Mr. Weasley will take Harry to work with him. Harry is hurt to learn that Dumbledore was... (full context)
Chapter Seven
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...things will be okay. The woman conducting Harry's hearing, Amelia Bones, is fair, according to Mr. Weasley . Everyone wishes Harry luck as he and Mr. Weasley leave the house. They take... (full context)
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...if he doesn't get expelled. A security wizard checks Harry's wand and then Harry follows Mr. Weasley into an elevator. (full context)
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Mr. Weasley stops in at the Aurors' office to speak to Kingsley. Harry is shocked that the... (full context)
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Mr. Weasley leads Harry away at a run back to the elevators. Mr. Weasley greets a man... (full context)
Chapter Nine
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...the eye of Fudge or Amelia Bones, but slips out when neither looks at him. Mr. Weasley congratulates Harry as the witches and wizards file out. A few greet Mr. Weasley, but... (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 is likely here... (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 off to the... (full context)
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...die. She asks what'll happen to the children if something bad happens to her and Mr. Weasley , and Lupin assures her that they'll be cared for. Mrs. Weasley agrees that she's... (full context)
Chapter Seventeen
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...Malfoy boasts that Umbridge already gave the Slytherin Quidditch team permission to practice. He insults Mr. Weasley and says that Harry might still end up in St. Mungo's hospital, since he's insane.... (full context)
Chapter Nineteen
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...lands, he angrily shouts that he wanted to write more verses insulting Mrs. Weasley and Mr. Weasley . Harry tries to hold back George as the rest of the team restrains Fred,... (full context)
Chapter Twenty-One
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...up, sweaty and with his scar burning. Ron looks frightened, and Harry tells Ron that Mr. Weasley —who was the man—has been attacked. Neville runs for help. Harry vomits and insists that... (full context)
Chapter Twenty-Two
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...he calls on two sleeping headmasters' portraits and sends them to raise the alarm where Mr. Weasley is. He then sends Fawkes away, saying they'll need "a warning." Dumbledore pulls out one... (full context)
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One of the headmasters returns and says that people just took Mr. Weasley to St. Mungo's hospital. Dumbledore then sends McGonagall to get the other Weasley children. He... (full context)
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...raise Ministry suspicions about Harry if they knew he was having visions. He says that Mr. Weasley knew what he was getting into when he joined the Order, but Fred shouts that... (full context)
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...guilty as they all sit together in silence. He reasons that though he made sure Mr. Weasley was found, they'd all be asleep if he hadn't had the vision. He tries to... (full context)
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...the window glass. Harry finds himself in a waiting room and follows Mrs. Weasley to Mr. Weasley 's ward, the "dangerous" ward for "serious bites." Harry tries to hang back with Tonks... (full context)
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Mr. Weasley is cheerful and says he feels fine, but he bleeds profusely every time they take... (full context)
Chapter Twenty-Three
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..."weapon" the Order is trying to keep from Voldemort, and thinks that he did attack Mr. Weasley . Mrs. Weasley sends Harry to bed when they get home, but Harry tries not... (full context)
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After lunch, everyone goes to St. Mungo's to visit Mr. Weasley . Mr. Weasley seems strangely hearty and Mrs. Weasley looks suspiciously at his fresh bandages.... (full context)
Chapter Twenty-Four
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...the kitchen. Snape lowers his wand and leaves, while Sirius turns his attention to congratulating Mr. Weasley on his recovery. That evening, Harry isn't able to comfort Sirius at all. (full context)
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...Harry knows that to keep Sirius safe, he can't use it. Sirius, Mrs. Weasley, and Mr. Weasley wave the children out the door with Lupin and Tonks and Lupin summons the Knight... (full context)
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...discipline his mind. As Harry's memories flash through again, he sees one of running with Mr. Weasley to his hearing. (full context)
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...where Sturgis Podmore was likely trying to break in, and Ron says that according to Mr. Weasley , nobody knows what the people who work there do. (full context)
Chapter Thirty-Two
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...country, got into the Ministry unnoticed. Ron, however, remembers Harry's dream of the snake biting Mr. Weasley and shifts to Harry's side. He suggests that since Regulus was a Death Eater, Sirius... (full context)
Chapter Thirty-Seven
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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 insisted Harry learn Occlumency. Dumbledore says that Harry dreamt... (full context)
Chapter Thirty-Eight
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...step through the barrier and find an unexpected welcoming committee composed of Moody, Tonks, Lupin, Mr. Weasley , Mrs. Weasley, Fred, and George. The group approaches Vernon and Petunia, who are also... (full context)