Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

by

J. K. Rowling

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The Hogwarts poltergeist. Though his usual habit is to make life horrible for students and he only barely accepts the authority of Hogwarts teachers, he uncharacteristically takes an order from Fred and George when, upon their departure from the school, they ask him to give Umbridge hell for them. Peeves takes this order seriously, causing mayhem that is directly intended to make Umbridge’s life miserable.
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Peeves Character Timeline in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

The timeline below shows where the character Peeves appears in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter Twenty-Nine
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War: Excitement vs. The Mundane Theme Icon
...Portable Swamp like the one upstairs at Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes in Diagon Alley. They tell Peeves to torment Umbridge and then fly away, as all the students applaud. (full context)
Chapter Thirty
War: Excitement vs. The Mundane Theme Icon
...Skiving Snackboxes in her classes and insist they have "Umbridge-itis." Harry also witnesses McGonagall telling Peeves how to unscrew a chandelier. In Charms one day, Ron laments that Mrs. Weasley will... (full context)
Chapter Thirty-Two
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Trauma, Silence, and Speech Theme Icon
Choices, Family, and Love Theme Icon
Prejudice and Discrimination Theme Icon
...She suggests they use Umbridge's fire to contact him. Ron decides to tell Umbridge that Peeves is causing trouble, while Ginny and Luna decide to stand on either end of Umbridge's... (full context)
Chapter Thirty-Eight
Trauma, Silence, and Speech Theme Icon
Choices, Family, and Love Theme Icon
...days before the end of term. Umbridge leaves the school two days later, chased by Peeves when she finally exits. Harry considers skipping the end-of-term feast to pack and avoid the... (full context)