Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

by

J. K. Rowling

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Aunt Marge Character Analysis

Uncle Vernon's sister. Like him she's large, purple, and mean, and she takes special pleasure in tormenting Harry. She lives in the country and breeds bulldogs, and her expertise in dog breeding gives her lots of "evidence" for the mean things she says to Harry. She insists that people are like dogs and that both of Harry's parents were defective; therefore, it's no wonder Harry is such a disappointment. When Harry finally reaches the end of his rope and loses his temper, he inadvertently blows Aunt Marge up like a balloon. After Harry leaves the Dursleys' house, The Ministry of Magic fixes Marge and wipes her memory.

Aunt Marge Quotes in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

The Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban quotes below are all either spoken by Aunt Marge or refer to Aunt Marge. 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 Prisoner of Azkaban published in 2001.
Chapter Three Quotes

But this didn't tally at all with Harry's past dealings with the Ministry of Magic. "Last year, I got an official warning just because a house-elf smashed a pudding in my uncle's house!" he told Fudge, frowning. "The Ministry of Magic said I'd be expelled from Hogwarts if there was any more magic there!"

Related Characters: Harry Potter (speaker), Cornelius Fudge, Aunt Marge
Page Number: 45
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Aunt Marge Character Timeline in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

The timeline below shows where the character Aunt Marge appears in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter Two
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Uncle Vernon announces that he needs to go pick up Aunt Marge. Startled, Harry asks if Marge is truly coming. She's been horrible to him since he... (full context)
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...away, Aunt Petunia yells for Harry to come downstairs. When they hear Uncle Vernon and Marge arrive, Harry opens the door. Marge, her bulldog Ripper tucked under her arm, goes straight... (full context)
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When Harry finally enters the kitchen, Ripper growls at him and Marge confirms with a grimace that Harry still lives here. He remembers the Hogsmeade form, forces... (full context)
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For the next few days, Harry thinks of his broom care handbook whenever Aunt Marge is mean to him. On her last night, they get all the way through dinner... (full context)
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...his things from upstairs, Uncle Vernon accosts Harry. He yells at Harry to fix Aunt Marge, but Harry refuses. His wand pointed at Vernon, he drags his trunk out into the... (full context)
Chapter Three
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...Harry's stomach churns, both from to the bus's action and from his worry about Aunt Marge. (full context)
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...that he broke the law just like Sirius Black did and wonders if inflating Aunt Marge is enough to land him in Azkaban. All Harry knows about the prison is what... (full context)
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...from the Dursleys, but all that matters is that he's safe now. He says that Marge is back to normal and won't remember a thing, and then he kindly says that... (full context)
Chapter Four
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...runs into Ron and Hermione at the ice cream shop. Hermione immediately asks about Aunt Marge while Ron howls with laughter. Ron doesn't know why Fudge didn't punish Harry for his... (full context)