My Favourite Moments From The Battle Of Hogwarts (Harry Potter)
Updated: Jul 3, 2022
#1 The Gryffindors, Ravenclaws and Hufflepuffs shielding Harry.
When Voldemort told the Hogwarts students to give him Harry, and he won’t start a battle, Pansy Parkinson from Slytherin shouted:
“But he’s there! Potter’s there! Someone grab him!”
In an instant, all the Gryffindors, Ravenclaws and Hufflepuffs were on their feet, wands pointing at the Slytherins.
#2 Percy apologizing to his family.
Percy was not a person who would easily admit he was wrong, but, during the Battle of Hogwarts, he found the courage to apologize to his family and join the fight:
“I was a fool!” yelled Percy. “I was an idiot, I was a pompous prat, I was a -”
“Ministry-loving, family-disowning, power-hungry moron,” finished Fred.
“Yes, I was!”
“Well, you can’t say fairer than that,” said Fred.
#3 Colin sneaking in despite being underage.
Colin was a member of Dumbledore’s Army, so he didn’t stay back and just watch the fight. He helped the best he could and died at the hand of Fenrir Greyback - the werewolf.
#4 Ron remembering the house-elves.
Ron certainly didn’t like house-elves, but he was the one who got them to safety:
“Hang on a moment,” said Ron sharply. “We are forgetting someone.”
“Who?” asked Hermoine.
“The house-elves. They’d be down in the kitchens, won’t they?
“Do you mean we should get them fighting?” asked Harry.
“No,” said Ron seriously. “We should get them out. We don’t want anymore Dobby incidents, do we? We can’t just leave them to die for us!”
#5 Grawp helping to protect Hogwarts
The majority of giants fought for Voldemort, but Grawp was different. His personality seemed to be more like Hagrid’s. While it’s unclear whether Grawp knew why they were fighting, he still fought for Hogwarts - even though he was much smaller than Voldemort’s giants.
#6 Narcissa Malfoy not telling Voldemort that Harry was alive.
Although Narcissa feared and supported Voldemort, she didn’t tell him that Harry was alive. It was the lie she told that sealed Voldemort’s fate. It is clear that Narcissa’s real focus was the protection of her son, even more than that of Lucius Malfoy.