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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Chapter Thirty-Six:
The Parting of the Ways

"Time is short, and unless the few of us who know the truth stand united, there is no hope for any of us."

Synopsis by William Silvester
Notes and links by Steve Vander Ark and Michele L. Worley

U.S. hardcover edition: pages 692 - 715
U.K. hardcover edition: pages 601 - 620
U.K. paperback edition: pages 760 - 775
Timeframe: xx June, 1995 [Y15]

In which Harry tells his story to Dumbledore and Sirius, then is turned over to Madam Pomfrey. Meanwhile, Fudge allows a Dementor to Kiss Crouch. Fudge argues with Dumbledore about what has happened, refusing to believe Voldemort is back, refusing to take measures against him. Dumbledore dispatches those loyal to him on various errands.

The Parting of the Ways, GF36, by Mary GrandPré

Interesting facts and notes about the text of this chapter:

"You are to alert Remus Lupin, Arabella Figg,

This last person is of course none other than Mrs. Figg, Harry's cat-obsessed neighbour on Privet Drive.

Mundungus Fletcher - the old crowd."

The mention of Mundungus Fletcher as part of the "old crowd" suggests that he was part of the Order of the Phoenix in the last war, but Moody did not mention him in his reminiscences about the photograph of the old Order (OP9).

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Exceptional character moments:

  • Fudge, refusing to believe that Voldemort had returned because he preferred to choose the course of action that was easy rather than that which was right.


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