Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

by

J. K. Rowling

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Seamus Finnigan Character Analysis

One of Harry's roommates and a fellow fifth year Gryffindor student. Seamus and Harry begin the year on the wrong foot, as Seamus's mother tried to forbid him from returning to Hogwarts—she believes Harry is lying. Harry and Seamus refuse to speak to each other for much of the novel, but after Harry's interview in The Quibbler, Seamus affirms his loyalty to Harry and joins Dumbledore's Army.
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Seamus Finnigan Character Timeline in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

The timeline below shows where the character Seamus Finnigan appears in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter Eleven
The Purpose of Education Theme Icon
Trauma, Silence, and Speech Theme Icon
Harry and Neville climb up to their dormitory and when they enter, Dean and Seamus stop talking abruptly. Harry wonders if they were talking about him, and if he's paranoid.... (full context)
Trauma, Silence, and Speech Theme Icon
Choices, Family, and Love Theme Icon
War: Excitement vs. The Mundane Theme Icon
Prejudice and Discrimination Theme Icon
Seamus storms out and is on his way to find McGonagall when Ron arrives and learns... (full context)
Chapter Twelve
Choices, Family, and Love Theme Icon
Prejudice and Discrimination Theme Icon
...tell the twins to stop. As they head for breakfast, Ron explains what happened with Seamus, and Hermione sighs that Lavender feels the same way. Harry snaps at Hermione, but Hermione... (full context)
Chapter Twenty-Six
Choices, Family, and Love Theme Icon
Prejudice and Discrimination Theme Icon
...he has to get the truth out. Dean and Neville reassure Harry at dinner while Seamus tries to catch Harry's eye. Harry tells Hermione about his disastrous date with Cho, and... (full context)
War: Excitement vs. The Mundane Theme Icon
Prejudice and Discrimination Theme Icon
...or sweets. Trelawney even predicts that Harry will live to old age. Both Cho and Seamus thank Harry and praise him, while Malfoy, Crabbe, and Goyle stay quiet—Harry named their fathers... (full context)
Chapter Twenty-Seven
Prejudice and Discrimination Theme Icon
...makes Harry happy are D.A. meetings. He introduces Patronuses one night and several students, including Seamus, experience success conjuring them. Suddenly Dobby enters the room, looking terrified. Harry ascertains that Umbridge... (full context)