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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

by J.K. Rowling

Good vs. Evil Quotes Page 2

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Quote #4

"But when a wizard goes over to the Dark Side, there's nothin' and no one that matters to 'em anymore." (10.3.164)

Hagrid has clearly not seen Star Wars. Though we somehow doubt Voldemort is going to turn out to be an Anakin Skywalker. He's the Emperor, if anything.

Quote #5

"Yeh can' really remember who yeh are after a while. An' yeh can' see the point o' livin' at all. I used to hope I'd just die in me sleep [...] When they let me out, it was like bein' born again [...]" (11.2.84)

We love the contrast between what Hagrid is saying (deep, profound thoughts about depression, imprisonment, and the spiritual rebirth found in freedom) and how he is saying it (in his typical local dialect). Hagrid consistently shows in this novel that you should never judge a book by its cover – he may look fairly "simple," but he has a lot of depth.

Quote #6

"Tell them whatever you like. But make it quick, Remus. I want to commit the murder I was imprisoned for [...]" (18.10)

Sirius's need for revenge has pretty much blotted out any clear sense he has of right and wrong. Not that we can blame the dude.

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