Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

by

J. K. Rowling

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Mrs. Figg Character Analysis

Harry always thought that Mrs. Figg was just a batty, cat-loving neighbor on Privet Drive, but this year he learns that Mrs. Figg is actually a Squib (a non-magical person born to magical parents). She's the only person around connected to the Wizarding world when dementors attack Harry and Dudley, and her anger shows that she cares deeply for Harry's safety. She later testifies at Harry's hearing, and though Harry isn't sure how much good her testimony does—she only poorly describes what dementors look like—Harry gets off.
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Mrs. Figg Character Timeline in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

The timeline below shows where the character Mrs. Figg 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
The Purpose of Education Theme Icon
Choices, Family, and Love Theme Icon
...chases down the two dementors. The dementors fly away, the night returns to normal, and Mrs. Figg , the Dursleys' crazy old neighbor, races toward the boys. She shrieks for Harry to... (full context)
Chapter Two
Trauma, Silence, and Speech Theme Icon
War: Excitement vs. The Mundane Theme Icon
Harry is shocked, and stares at Mrs. Figg as she raves that Mundungus left to check on stolen cauldrons, leaving her, a Squib... (full context)
The Purpose of Education Theme Icon
Choices, Family, and Love Theme Icon
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 happened. Mrs.... (full context)
Chapter Eight
Trauma, Silence, and Speech Theme Icon
War: Excitement vs. The Mundane Theme Icon
Prejudice and Discrimination Theme Icon
...Fudge says that Harry's lying. Dumbledore cuts in that he brought a witness. Percy shows Mrs. Figg into the courtroom. (full context)
Trauma, Silence, and Speech Theme Icon
Prejudice and Discrimination Theme Icon
Mrs. Figg says she's a Squib, and when Fudge asks with derision if Squibs can see dementors,... (full context)