| Quote #4
Unless Harry's eyes were deceiving him, Fudge was suddenly looking awkward.
For a politician, Fudge is a pretty lousy liar. We can't decide whether to give him props for that or not. Stylistically, the pauses between Fudge's phrases, and his inability to complete a sentence, demonstrate his awkwardness.
| Quote #5
"Harry's got a right to know. I've tried to tell Fudge, but he insists on treating Harry like a child. He's thirteen years old and –"
Arthur Weasley really ties the theme of truth to themes of childhood here. Throughout this book, truth is associated with being an adult – you have to be old enough to hear certain things.
| Quote #6
"You haven't got any of these subjects today. It's only Defense Against the Dark Arts this afternoon."
Cool character detail alert – Hermione never actually lies about her Time-Turner. She instead opts to change the subject, give a vague response, or just remain silent.