Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

by

J. K. Rowling

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Lucius Malfoy Character Analysis

Draco Malfoy's father. A powerful, wealthy, and influential wizard who was once in league with Voldemort, he exercises his power in the present by registering a complaint against Buckbeak with the Committee for the Disposal of Dangerous Creatures, which he has a great deal of power over. He influences the committee to sentence Buckbeak to death.

Lucius Malfoy Quotes in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

The Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban quotes below are all either spoken by Lucius Malfoy or refer to Lucius Malfoy. 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 Fifteen Quotes

"Malfoy's dad's frightened the Committee into it," said Hermione, wiping her eyes. "You know what he's like. They're a bunch of doddery old fools, and they were scared. There'll be an appeal, though, there always is. Only I can't see any hope....Nothing will have changed."

Page Number: 292
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Lucius Malfoy Character Timeline in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

The timeline below shows where the character Lucius Malfoy appears in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter Eleven
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...able to put up a good defense, but Hagrid cries that the Committee members are Lucius Malfoy 's cronies and Dumbledore is too busy to help. Harry can't bring himself to mention... (full context)
Chapter Fifteen
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...with tears and reads that Buckbeak's execution date hasn't been decided yet. Hermione says that Lucius Malfoy scared the Committee into it, and Ron promises to help with Buckbeak's appeal. At this,... (full context)
Chapter Sixteen
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...that they can't decide to kill Buckbeak without a fair appeal, but Harry suspects that Lucius Malfoy had a hand in this, especially given that Malfoy has started making comments about Buckbeak's... (full context)