The Battle of Hogwarts
"And he never realized anyone could get in?"
Notes by Michele L. Worley
Page editor Belinda Hobbs
U.K. hardcover edition: pages 489 - 512
U.S. hardcover edition: pages 608 - 637
11:30 p.m. ? May,
In which McGonagall orders
the evacuation of those underage or who do not wish to fight,
Voldemort delivers an ultimatum,
and Harry learns how
Voldemort acquired the diadem.
Hermione return from
destroying the cup,
and together HRH go to the
Room of Requirement to
destroy the diadem.
There they encounter Draco Malfoy,
Goyle, but his former henchmen no
longer answer to Draco; during the
subsequent duel, Crabbe unleashes
which destroys much of the room's contents and kills him. HRH escape, rescuing
Goyle in the process. They then
encounter Percy and
Death Eaters, only to be caught
by an explosion that kills Fred.
Interesting facts and notes about the text of this chapter:
We've only got half an hour until midnight
the three highest Towers -
Tom Riddle, who confided in no one
and operated alone, might have been arrogant enough to assume that he, and only he,
had penetrated the deepest mysteries of
"My mother," said
"We 'ung back, Potter. We decided not to go. Decided to bring you to 'im."
masked and hooded men
the man duelling Percy
Characters introduced in this chapter:
(unnamed) half of Gryffindor
(unnamed) a number of Hufflepuffs
(unnamed) Ravenclaw girl
(unnamed) a number of older Ravenclaws
(unnamed) Slytherin girl
(unnamed) Death Eater
Characters returning in this chapter:
Colin is named later)
(as one of the Weasleys)
de Mimsy-Porpington, Sir Nicholas
(see also Hogwarts ghosts (the Grey Lady))
(as Voldemort, You-Know-Who)
Weasley, Percy (as Perce)
(unnamed) members of the
Order of the Phoenix
Characters mentioned in this chapter:
Settings and locations introduced or returning in this chapter:
Settings and locations mentioned in this chapter:
Exceptional character moments:
Vincent Crabbe, turning on
Draco Malfoy now that the latter
and his father have fallen from power, then proceeding to use spells that
he can't control.
Fred Weasley, dying with his last laugh still on his lips.
Links and Resources:
"IF WE DIE FOR THEM, I'LL KILL YOU,
"What are you doing, what are you doing? The door's that way!"
"If he hadn't tried to kill us all, I'd be quite sorry he was dead."
"Did I mention I'm resigning?"
Immediately after the preceding chapter's action, so still later on the same
night in May,
1998. We know
it's not the next day yet at the beginning of the chapter because
Voldemort's ultimatum expires