Harry Potter

and the Order of the Phoenix

By: J. K. Rowling

Genre

The genre of "Harry Potter and the Order of the Pheonix" is fiction. The story is fiction because it is about wizards and witches which do not exist.

Theme

The theme of the story is to study hard because Harry refused to study occlumency which left his mind vulnerable to Voldemort.

Protagonists

The protagonists are Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger, Luna Lovegood, Neville Longbottom, and Ginny Weasley. They are all good friends and members of Dumbledore's Army, a group of Hogwarts students practicing defense against the dark arts.

Antagonists

The antagonists are Voldemort and Professor Umbridge. Voldemort was a powerful wizard who rose to power once again and went after Harry. Professor Umbridge works for the Ministry of Magic, was employed at Hogwarts School of witchcraft and wizardry as High Inquisitor, and used that power to pass information from the school to the Ministry.

Main Character

The main character in the story is Harry Potter. Harry wizard in his fifth year at Hogwarts. Harry was very brave to fight a pair of dementors who had cornered him even if it meant being expelled from Hogwarts. He was kind to agree to teach a Defense Against the Dark Arts class so all the Hogwarts students would know how to protect themselves. He was also very protective of his friends and stands up to anyone who is so much as rude to them.

Quotes

brave- "EXPECTO PATRONUM" An enormous silver stag erupted from the tip of Harry's wand; it's antlers caught the dementor in the place where the heart should have been; it was thrown backward, weightless as darkness, and as the stag charged, the dementors swooped away, batlike and defeated.


Kind-"'Well, what do you think? Will you teach us?' 'Just you and Ron, yeah?' 'Well,' said Hermione, now looking a mite anxious again. 'Well...now don't fly off the handle again, Harry, please....But I really think you ought to teach anyone who wants to learn. I mean, we're talking about defending ourselves against V-Voldemort - oh, don't be pathetic, Ron - it doesn't seem fair if we don't offer the chance to other people.' Harry considered this for a moment, then said, 'Yeah, but I doubt anyone except you two would want to be taught by me. I'm a nutter, remember?'"


protective of his friends-"'Voldemort's got Sirius.' 'What?' 'How d'you-?' 'Saw it. Just now When I fell asleep in the exam.' 'But - but where? How?' said Hermione, whose face white. ' I dunno how,' said Harry 'But I know exactly where. There's a room in the Department of Mysteries full of shelves covered in these little glass balls, and they're at the end of row ninety-seven...He's trying to use Sirius to get whatever it is he wants from in there...He's torturing him...Says he'll end by killing him...' Harry found his voice shaking, as were his knees. He moved over a desk and sat down on it trying to master himself. 'How're we going to get there?' he asked them. There was a moment's silence. Then Ron said, 'G-get there?' 'Get to the Department of Mysteries, so we can rescue Sirius!' Harry said loudly."

Setting

The setting of "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" is at Hogwarts school of witchcraft and wizardry. In Harry's fifth year at Hogwarts, Dolores Umbridge was employed as High Inquisitor at the school and enjoyed making life miserable for any students who were against the Ministry of Magic at the time, especially Harry. She also made making contact with Sirius Black, Harry's godfather, and other members of the Order of the Phoenix near impossible.

Conflict

There are two important conflicts in the story. The first one is Professor Umbridge trying to put the Ministry of Magic in control of Hogwarts. She convinces the Ministry to create a new position at the school called High Inquisitor which gives her the power to inspect and fire any teachers as well as create new unfair rules.


Climax: The climax of this conflict is when Harry gets caught in the act of using the fire place in Umbridge's office to contact Sirius.


Resolution: The conflict is resolved when Hermione leads the Professor into centaur territory where she is viciously attacked by a group of centaurs.


The second conflict in the story is Voldemort attacking Harry through his mind. When Voldemort first tried to kill Harry, a connection was made between them. At first, this connection allowed Harry to feel Voldemort's emotion and see what he was seeing, but turned into a way for Voldemort to influence Harry's thoughts by causing him to dream Voldemort was hurting his friends when really he was leading Harry into a trap.


Climax: The climax of this conflict is when Voldemort causes Harry to dream that he was using the Cruciatus Curse against Sirius, luring Harry into a trap at the Ministry.


Resolution: The resolution is when Voldemort temporarily leaves Harry and all those who were fighting alongside Harry return to school.

Opinion

I enjoyed this book and highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys exciting adventure stories that will have you on the edge of your seat.