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 third Weasley child. Though Percy has always been a fan of rules and order, he takes this to the extreme in the weeks before the novel starts. Rather than stand with the rest of his family, believe that Voldemort is back, and join the resistance effort, Percy doubles down on his loyalty to the Ministry and their version of events, which state that Voldemort hasn’t returned at all. The Weasleys suspect that Fudge made Percy a secretary so that he could spy on the rest of the family, but when Mr. Weasley suggested this to Percy, Percy angrily packed his things, moved out, and disowned his family. He ignores Harry and his family whenever he sees them and is more than happy to help Umbridge and Fudge in their work, even if it directly and negatively impacts his family. When he learns that Ron has been made a prefect, Percy writes and attempts to convince Ron to follow him in disowning the rest of the family.

Percy 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 Percy Weasley or refer to Percy 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 Seventeen Quotes

"You know, I don't get why Fred and George only got three O.W.L.s each," said Harry, watching as Fred, George, and Lee collected gold from the eager crowd. "They really know their stuff..."

Related Characters: Harry Potter (speaker), Fred Weasley, George Weasley, Percy Weasley
Related Symbols: O.W.L.s and N.E.W.T.s
Page Number: 368
Explanation and Analysis:
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Percy Weasley Character Timeline in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

The timeline below shows where the character Percy 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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...is still in Romania trying to bring foreign wizards into the Order. Harry asks about Percy, and all the Weasleys' faces become dark and angry. They explain that Percy was promoted... (full context)
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Harry says that Percy has to be aware that Voldemort is back, but Ron explains that Percy doesn't think... (full context)
Chapter Eight
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...woman he suspects is Amelia Bones and another woman in shadow on his other side. Percy is there to take notes and acts like he doesn’t recognize Harry. Fudge begins the... (full context)
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...town, but Fudge says that Harry's lying. Dumbledore cuts in that he brought a witness. Percy shows Mrs. Figg into the courtroom. (full context)
Chapter Nine
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...as the witches and wizards file out. A few greet Mr. Weasley, but Fudge and Percy don't. Mr. Weasley tells Harry about the regurgitating toilet and says that while the fix... (full context)
Chapter Fourteen
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...that night, Hermione points out several errors in Ron's essay and then points to Hermes, Percy's owl, outside the window. Ron reads Percy's letter and then disgustedly throws it at Harry... (full context)
Chapter Fifteen
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The next morning, Hermione finds the article Percy alluded to on the front page. The headline reads that Fudge has appointed Umbridge to... (full context)
Chapter Twenty-Three
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...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 accompany Hermione to the... (full context)
Chapter Twenty-Seven
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Dumbledore's office is filled with people, including Fudge, McGonagall, Kingsley, and Percy. Fudge asks Harry if he knows why he's here. Harry catches Dumbledore's eye, sees him... (full context)