The Boggart in the Wardrobe
Synopsis by William Silvester
Notes and links by Steve Vander Ark, Michele L. Worley
US hardcover edition: pages 123 - 140
UK hardcover edition: pages 94 - 106
UK paperback edition: pages 135 - 153
Thursday 5 September,
Malfoy takes advantage of his injury in Potions, Snape orders Ron and
Harry to do his work, Black has been sighted near the school, Lupin
conducts his first DADA class on confronting Boggarts.
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Exceptional character moments:
Using his injury to his advantage, Malfoy asking for help in double Potions class,
and Professor Snape ordering Ron and Harry to help him prepare his potion ingredient.
Seamus telling Harry that according to the Daily Prophet,
Sirius Black has been sighted by a Muggle not too far from Hogwarts.
Hermione helping Neville with his potion and Professor Snape deducting 5 points
from Gryffindor because she helped Neville.
Professor Lupin's first Defense Against the Dark Arts lesson on how to repel a
boggart with the Riddikulus charm.
The first student to face the boggart is Neville. Neville's boggart assumes the
form of Professor Snape, and he imagines Snape in his grandmother's clothes and
uses the Riddikulus charm to successfully repel the boggart.
Professor Lupin's boggart takes the shape of a silvery-white orb hanging in the air.
Most of the students in class successfully repel the boggart except for Harry
and Hermione who were not given a chance to face the boggart.
Links and Resources:
"Keep talking Malfoy, and I'll give you a real injury."
Speaking to Harry regarding Sirius Black:
"I'd have done something before now. I wouldn't be staying in school
like a good boy, I'd be out there looking for him . . . I'd want revenge...
I'd hunt him down myself."
To Ron: "Why would I want revenge on Black? He
hasn't done anything to me -- yet." [Harry]
"Nobody knows what a boggart looks like he he is alone, but when I let
him out, he will immediately become what each of us most fears."
To Hermione: "What would it have been for you? A piece of
homework that only got nine out of ten?" [Ron]
more to come...