Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

by

J. K. Rowling

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Mundungus Fletcher Character Analysis

A dirty and smelly criminal known for stealing and smuggling valuable objects. Though Mrs. Weasley doesn't like him and he's not a particularly pleasant person to be around, he's an asset to the Order of the Phoenix because he knows all the other criminals and can give the Order important information. When Mundungus leaves his guard duty watching Harry on Privet Drive to attend to one of his shady business dealings, dementors attack Harry.

Mundungus Fletcher 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 Mundungus Fletcher or refer to Mundungus Fletcher. 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 One Quotes

And then, as his feeling of frustration peaked, his certainty leaked away.

Perhaps it hadn't been a magical sound after all. Perhaps he was so desperate for the tiniest sign of contact from the world to which he belonged that he was simply overreacting to perfectly ordinary noises. Could he be sure it hadn't been the sound of something breaking inside a neighbor's house?

Related Characters: Harry Potter, Mundungus Fletcher
Page Number: 7
Explanation and Analysis:
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Mundungus Fletcher Character Timeline in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

The timeline below shows where the character Mundungus Fletcher 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
...shrieks for Harry to keep his wand out and says that she's going to kill Mundungus Fletcher. (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 (a non-magical person born to... (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... (full context)
Chapter Five
Trauma, Silence, and Speech Theme Icon
Choices, Family, and Love Theme Icon
...Weasley snaps that they need to clean up immediately after meetings. Sirius introduces Harry to Mundungus, who begins to awkwardly apologize. (full context)
The Purpose of Education Theme Icon
Choices, Family, and Love Theme Icon
Everyone but Sirius, Mundungus, and Harry help Mrs. Weasley prepare dinner. At the table, Sirius tells Harry that Harry's... (full context)
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...to tackle tomorrow. Mr. Weasley, Bill, and Lupin discuss whether the goblins might join Voldemort. Mundungus, meanwhile, tells Fred, George, and Ron about selling someone their own stolen toads, which offends... (full context)
Chapter Six
Prejudice and Discrimination Theme Icon
...Weasley runs downstairs to deal with Mrs. Black as the children look outside and see Mundungus with a stack of cauldrons. They figure he wants to hide them at Grimmauld Place,... (full context)
Chapter Nine
The Purpose of Education Theme Icon
Choices, Family, and Love Theme Icon
...to Fred when he beckons to Harry. He shows Harry some Venomous Tentacula seeds that Mundungus brought, but Harry feels uneasy and wonders if Mrs. Weasley will think that the twins... (full context)
Chapter Seventeen
The Purpose of Education Theme Icon
Trauma, Silence, and Speech Theme Icon
War: Excitement vs. The Mundane Theme Icon
...as the Hog's Head was the worst choice for a meeting place. He says that Mundungus was dressed as a witch and overheard them. Sirius says that Mrs. Weasley doesn't want... (full context)