From 11:00PM PDT on Friday, July 1 until 5:00AM PDT on Saturday, July 2, the Shmoop engineering elves will be making tweaks and improvements to the site. That means Shmoop will be unavailable for use during that time. Thanks for your patience!
We have changed our privacy policy. In addition, we use cookies on our website for various purposes. By continuing on our website, you consent to our use of cookies. You can learn about our practices by reading our privacy policy.
© 2016 Shmoop University, Inc. All rights reserved.
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

  

by J.K. Rowling

Vincent Crabbe

Character Analysis

Crabbe is one of Draco's two stupid henchmen. He follows Draco everywhere looking vaguely threatening. He is such a fool that, when Harry and Ron leave two chocolate cakes on the banister near the door to the Dining Hall, Crabbe gobbles the cake up without thinking. This turns out to be a bad idea from Crabbe's point of view, since the cake contains a knockout potion to allow Ron to get some of Crabbe's hair for his Polyjuice Potion. Goyle, of course, makes the same mistake; Harry turns into Goyle. Not that there's a big difference between Crabbe and Goyle; the two seem basically indistinguishable from one another.

(Click the infographic to download.)

People who Shmooped this also Shmooped...

Advertisement