In an attempt to protect Harry by making him feel he has no reason to return to Hogwarts for his second year, Dobby intercepts and keeps all mail being sent to Harry by his new friends from school (CS2). Read More
When sitting on a bench in the garden after breakfast and ruminating on the bad start to his twelfth birthday, Harry gets a surprise when he notices two big eyes watching him from a hedge (CS1). Read More
Dobby appears in Harry’s bedroom and tells Harry that his life will be in danger if he returns to Hogwarts for his second year. Between his excitement about meeting Harry, his sense of urgency in his mission to warn him, his astonishment at Harry’s kindness, and his guilt and fear… Read More
From a hiding spot where he has been watching for Harry, Dobby blocks the gateway to Platform 9 3/4 when Harry and Ron try to go through it, causing them to miss the Hogwarts Express (CS5, CS10). Read More
Late at night in the Hospital Wing, Harry awakes to find that his brow is being sponged by Dobby. An emotional Dobby laments that Harry has returned to Hogwarts and accidentally reveals that he was responsible for both the closed gateway at King’s Cross and the rogue bludger. Dobby also… Read More
He is freed when Harry tricks Lucius Malfoy into throwing him a sock (CS18). Read More
After being freed, Dobby begins searching for paid work. He travels all over the country looking for a job and being turned away by people who wanted nothing to do with a freed house-elf who wore clothes and wanted to be paid (GF21). Read More
Professor Dumbledore agrees to let the dismissed house-elves Dobby and Winky work at Hogwarts, and even agrees to pay Dobby. Dobby is thrilled with his new situation, but Winky is deeply ashamed of being a free house-elf (GF21). Dumbledore originally offered Dobby ten Galleons a week plus time off,… Read More
Harry and Ron accompany Hermione on her visit to the house-elves in the Hogwarts kitchens. Among the house-elves in the kitchen are Dobby and Winky, who have been working at Hogwarts for a week. Winky is still deeply upset about being sacked, Dobby is happy with his new situation, and… Read More
Harry wakes up on Christas morning to find Dobby staring at him, eager to give Harry his present. Harry’s startled response wakes up the other boys, and they start opening presents. Pretending he had thought to get Dobby a gift, Harry opens his trunk and gives the elf an ugly… Read More
Barty Crouch Jr. (while disguised as Moody) summons Dobby to the staffroom on the pretense of collecting dirty laundry and then makes sure the elfs hears him having a very loud discussion with McGonagall about the second task and the possibility of Harry using gillyweed to complete it (GF26,… Read More
Dobby wakes Harry up ten minutes before the second task, tells him that he will have to rescue Ron, and gives him Gillyweed (GF26). Harry had fallen asleep in the library, where he was doing research trying to solve the egg’s riddle. Luckily, the Invisibility Cloak slipped off his… Read More
Shortly after breakfast, Harry, Ron, and Hermione visit the kitchens to give Dobby the outlandish socks they picked out as a thank-you present for giving Harry the gillyweed for the second task. They also see that Winky is unhappier than ever. Before leaving, Harry, Ron, and Hermione take some food… Read More
Harry, having fallen asleep in the common room, wakes up from his recurring dream to find Dobby before him. The elf is wearing a tower of knitted hats with a cured Hedwig on top of them. Dobby tells Harry that Winky is still drinking and struggling emotionally, and asks Harry… Read More
The elf dies from a knife wound in rescuing Harry and his friends from Malfoy Mansion . Bellatrix had kept the short, silver knife underneath her robes before she threw it toward where Harry and his friends are vanishing (DH22). It hits Dobby in the chest. His last words were “Harry…… Read More
After being killed by Bellatrix Lestrange’s knife (DH23), Dobby is laid to rest near Shell Cottage. Harry digs the grave by hand. As he does this, he is aware of the anger Voldemort is feeling, but Harry’s own grief is much stronger. The frustration and loss help Harry to… Read More