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. Weasley Character Analysis

Ron's mother and an important member of the Order of the Phoenix. She is a kind, warm woman who treats Harry as an honorary son—but because of this, she tries to keep Harry in the dark about what the Order is up to. She and Sirius are often at odds with each other, as Sirius believes Harry should have more information and Mrs. Weasley thinks that Sirius treats Harry like he's James Potter, Sirius’s best friend, not an underage godson in need of guidance and protection. During the time that Harry spends at number twelve, Grimmauld Place, Mrs. Weasley spends most of her time cleaning and cooking. When she tries to tackle a boggart hiding in a writing desk, her boggart horrifically takes the shape of all the members of her family, dead and mangled, showing that her greatest fear is losing her family in the war against Voldemort.

Mrs. 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 Mrs. Weasley or refer to Mrs. 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 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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Chapter Twenty-Two Quotes

"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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Mrs. Weasley Character Timeline in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

The timeline below shows where the character Mrs. 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 Four
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...Moody lifts the Disillusionment Charm and Harry feels unsettled by the gloomy and dirty entryway. Mrs. Weasley emerges, hugs Harry, and sends Harry upstairs to find Ron and Hermione until the “meeting”... (full context)
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...and are crestfallen when Ginny enters and says that they can't use the Ears anyway: Mrs. Weasley put an Imperturbable Charm on the door. Fred and George sigh that they wanted to... (full context)
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The children hear steps on the stairs, so Fred and George Apparate away. Mrs. Weasley calls everyone for dinner. Ron and Hermione apologize to Harry for not telling him more.... (full context)
Chapter Five
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...parchment that seems to contain floor plans of a building. When she sees Harry looking, Mrs. Weasley snaps that they need to clean up immediately after meetings. Sirius introduces Harry to Mundungus,... (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 delightful, as he's... (full context)
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Over dinner, Mrs. Weasley mentions to Sirius that there's a boggart trapped in the drawing room and doxies in... (full context)
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After dessert, Mrs. Weasley tries to send everyone to bed, but Sirius suggests they speak to Harry and let... (full context)
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...like a weapon. Harry latches onto this and asks what the weapon is like, but Mrs. Weasley enters the kitchen and insists that this is enough. Lupin agrees with her and slowly,... (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... (full context)
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...can deal 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... (full context)
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Mrs. Weasley explains that they'll all spray at the curtains, which will paralyze the doxies, and then... (full context)
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When the curtains finally stop buzzing with doxies, someone rings the doorbell. Mrs. Weasley runs downstairs to deal with Mrs. Black as the children look outside and see Mundungus... (full context)
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Mrs. Weasley returns with a plate of sandwiches, but Harry stays with Sirius at the tapestry. Sirius... (full context)
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...Sirius if he's expelled, but Sirius won't promise anything. For the rest of the afternoon, Mrs. Weasley and Sirius lead the effort to clear off shelves filled with magical objects. Several of... (full context)
Chapter Seven
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Harry wakes up very early the next morning, dresses quickly, and goes to the kitchen. Mrs. Weasley tries to give Harry breakfast, but Harry is nervous and can barely eat. The adults... (full context)
Chapter Nine
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...and on some level, he hoped that Harry would be convicted so he'd have company. Mrs. Weasley pokes her head in to check on the trio's progress cleaning a moldy cupboard, and... (full context)
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...awkwardly surprised that Ron is the one made a prefect, not Harry, but congratulates Ron. Mrs. Weasley lets herself into the room with laundry and says she'll take the booklists to Diagon... (full context)
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...when Hermione points out that Ron could put them in detention. Ron goes to tell Mrs. Weasley what broom he wants as Harry makes a point of not looking at Hermione. He... (full context)
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Harry and Ron spend the afternoon packing their trunks. Ron gleefully unwraps his broom when Mrs. Weasley returns from Diagon Alley and then they all head downstairs to enjoy a party in... (full context)
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...so he moodily heads back toward the table. There, Moody calls Harry to him while Mrs. Weasley goes upstairs to deal with the boggart. Moody pulls out an old photo of the... (full context)
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...in the drawing room. He opens the door to see Ron, dead on the floor. Mrs. Weasley sobs "Riddikulus" and the body turns into Bill's. She continues to repeat the incantation and... (full context)
Chapter Ten
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...guard. Harry drags his trunk downstairs and Sirius, in his dog form, leaps at him. Mrs. Weasley exasperatedly tells Sirius that he can come with them. Mrs. Weasley leads Harry out to... (full context)
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...Harry's hand and tell him to be careful, especially about what he writes in letters. Mrs. Weasley ushers them onto the train and Sirius chases the train until it rounds the corner.... (full context)
Chapter Thirteen
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...over and insists that the twins can't test on students. She threatens to write to Mrs. Weasley if they continue and then announces she's going to bed. She sets out some woolly... (full context)
Chapter Seventeen
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...He says that Mundungus was dressed as a witch and overheard them. Sirius says that Mrs. Weasley doesn't want Ron to participate, but she can't say so herself since she's "on duty"... (full context)
Chapter Nineteen
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...the Gryffindor team 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... (full context)
Chapter Twenty-Two
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...Ginny insist they need to go to St. Mungo's immediately, but Sirius insists they can't— Mrs. Weasley doesn't know yet, it would jeopardize the Order, and it would raise Ministry suspicions about... (full context)
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...Dumbledore's office too. A while later, one of Fawkes's feathers appears. It's a note from Mrs. Weasley saying that Mr. Weasley is alive and to stay put. Everyone remains at the kitchen... (full context)
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Sirius and Harry busy themselves making breakfast and Harry dreads the moment that Mrs. Weasley asks him to recount his vision. However, when she enters she grips him in a... (full context)
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...all walk through 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... (full context)
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...motions to another man in the ward who was bitten by a werewolf. This concerns Mrs. Weasley , who fears for their safety, but Mr. Weasley reminds her that it's two weeks... (full context)
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Mrs. Weasley herds the children out and lets Tonks and Moody in, closing the door behind them.... (full context)
Chapter Twenty-Three
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...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 to sleep. He... (full context)
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...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. Harry and Ron... (full context)
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...everyone goes to St. Mungo's to visit Mr. Weasley. Mr. Weasley seems strangely hearty and Mrs. Weasley looks suspiciously at his fresh bandages. He finally explains that the trainee Healer suggested they... (full context)
Chapter Twenty-Four
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...return to Hogwarts and Umbridge. On the last day before the children return to Hogwarts, Mrs. Weasley calls Harry to the kitchen to speak to Snape. Sirius is there as well, and... (full context)
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...being horrible, but 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... (full context)
Chapter Twenty-Nine
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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 inexplicably makes a lump rise in Harry's... (full context)
Chapter Thirty
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...McGonagall telling Peeves how to unscrew a chandelier. In Charms one day, Ron laments that Mrs. Weasley will think that the twins' departure is his fault, and Harry admits that he gave... (full context)
Chapter Thirty-Eight
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...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 there, to... (full context)