Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

by

J. K. Rowling

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Percy Weasley Character Analysis

The oldest Weasley child still at Hogwarts; he's a seventh-year and is Head Boy. Percy takes himself and his role very seriously, so he often behaves pompously and occasionally abuses his power by yelling at "misbehaving" students. He loves rules and has no time for the nonsense and mischief that Fred and George love, which the twins take as an invitation to torment Percy whenever possible. Though the rest of his siblings get tired of Percy's self-importance, Mrs. Weasley is extremely proud of him.

Percy 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 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 Prisoner of Azkaban published in 2001.
Chapter Nine Quotes

"Didn't they want to help, sir?" said Percy.

"Oh yes," said Dumbledore coldly. "But I'm afraid no dementor will cross the threshold of this castle while I am headmaster."

Related Symbols: Dementors
Page Number: 165
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Percy Weasley Character Timeline in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

The timeline below shows where the character Percy Weasley appears in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter Four
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...Ron down when he asks about a reward for catching him. Mrs. Weasley, Fred, George, Percy, and Ginny come into the bar, all carrying shopping bags. Percy, who has been made... (full context)
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...Weasley sends Ron to pack. As Harry gets to his room, he hears Ron and Percy fighting next door. Harry goes to investigate and learns that Percy's Head Boy badge and... (full context)
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When Harry gets back upstairs, he finds Fred and George on the landing with Percy's badge—it now reads "Bighead Boy." He forces a laugh, gives Ron the rat tonic, and... (full context)
Chapter Five
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...trying to persuade Hedwig to get in her cage when Ron comes in, annoyed about Percy. Harry tries to tell Ron about what he learned but Fred and George interrupt. Finally,... (full context)
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Upon getting through the barrier Percy immediately goes to find Penelope Clearwater, his girlfriend. Ginny and Harry laugh at him and... (full context)
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...Gryffindors all climb up to Gryffindor tower and, at the portrait of the Fat Lady, Percy tells them that the new password is "Fortuna Major." As Harry climbs the stairs to... (full context)
Chapter Eight
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...reminding him of the Halloween feast, but it doesn't work. To make matters worse, even Percy admits that Hogsmeade is fun. (full context)
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...but the hallway in front of the Fat Lady's portrait is unusually packed with students. Percy pushes to the front but drops his pompous attitude when he gets to the portrait... (full context)
Chapter Nine
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...the students will sleep there while teachers search the castle, and he conjures sleeping bags. Percy shouts that the lights will go out in ten minutes, so Harry, Ron, and Hermione... (full context)
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At about three in the morning, Dumbledore finds Percy near Harry, Ron, and Hermione. They pretend to sleep so they can listen. Dumbledore whispers... (full context)
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...duels. Much to Harry's annoyance, teachers start to walk with him in the corridors and Percy trails him as well. Then, McGonagall summons Harry to tell him first that Black is... (full context)
Chapter Thirteen
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...the broom. After Penelope Clearwater looks at the Firebolt and heads back to her table, Percy urgently whispers to Harry that Gryffindor has to win—he and Penelope bet ten Galleons on... (full context)
Chapter Twenty-Two
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...next few days, rumors fly about how Sirius and Buckbeak escaped. Malfoy is furious, while Percy spouts off about what he'll do once he gets a job at the Ministry. Harry,... (full context)