Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

by

J. K. Rowling

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Mr. Weasley Character Analysis

Ron's father. Mr. Weasley works at the Ministry of Magic, where he works with muggle artifacts. His interest in muggle items is a personal one as well. After Sirius Black's escape from Azkaban, Mr. Weasley and other Ministry employees are asked to handle the search effort. Despite Mrs. Weasley's desire to keep Harry in the dark about their belief that Black is after Harry, Mr. Weasley decides that Harry isn't a child and is old enough to know the truth.

Mr. Weasley Quotes in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

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

"The guards told Fudge that Black's been talking in his sleep for a while now. Always the same words: 'He's at Hogwarts...he's at Hogwarts.' Black is deranged, Molly, and he wants Harry's dead. If you ask me, he thinks murdering Harry will bring You-Know-Who back to power. Black lost everything the night Harry stopped You-Know-Who, and he's had twelve years alone in Azkaban to brood on that."

Related Symbols: Dementors
Page Number: 66
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Mr. Weasley Character Timeline in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

The timeline below shows where the character Mr. Weasley appears in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter One
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...opens Errol's package and finds his first birthday card and a newspaper article saying that Mr. Weasley won the Daily Prophet's Grand Prize Galleon Draw. The accompanying photograph shows all nine Weasleys... (full context)
Chapter Four
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...Ron howls with laughter. Ron doesn't know why Fudge didn't punish Harry for his transgression— Mr. Weasley works at the ministry and so might have insight. Ron does say that the Ministry... (full context)
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Harry, Ron, and Hermione find Mr. Weasley in the bar at the Leaky Cauldron. Harry asks about Sirius Black when he notices... (full context)
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...bar for the rat tonic but as he passes a parlor, he hears Mrs. and Mr. Weasley fighting too. (full context)
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Harry hesitates to listen until he hears Mr. Weasley say that Harry has a right to know. Mrs. Weasley doesn't agree, but Mr. Weasley... (full context)
Chapter Five
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...she'll let him out on the train, while Ron snaps that Scabbers needs his peace. Mr. Weasley motions for everyone to follow him outside and into two cars. They reach the station... (full context)
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...on the platform, they find an empty carriage. Mrs. Weasley kisses Harry goodbye and then Mr. Weasley calls Harry to come talk with him. Before Mr. Weasley can say anything, Harry says... (full context)
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...the new Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher. Harry shares what he overheard and what Mr. Weasley just made him promise. Hermione is horrified, while Ron insists that Harry would have to... (full context)
Chapter Ten
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...say that they'll see him at Honeydukes. Harry feels excited until he remembers that once, Mr. Weasley warned him to not trust something that can think if he can't see where its... (full context)
Chapter Sixteen
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...Ron from saying more until they're in the Great Hall, when she tells Ron that Mr. Weasley 's job could be in danger if Ron is rude to Fudge. (full context)