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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban


by J.K. Rowling

Time Quotes in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

How we cite our quotes: Chapter.Paragraph or Chapter.Section.Paragraph (depends on whether or not the chapter had sections - some did not)

Quote #4

"How are you getting through all this stuff?" Harry asked her.

"Oh, well – you know – working hard," said Hermione. Close-up, Harry saw that she looked almost as tired as Lupin. (12.5.61-2)

If Harry fights fear throughout the novel, then Hermione fights time. The comparison of Hermione to Lupin is really interesting. Lupin is always described as looking exhausted and aged beyond his years. This really hammers home just how tired Hermione is.

Quote #5

Fred and George disappeared for a couple of hours and returned with armfuls of bottles of butterbeer, pumpkin fizz, and several bags full of Honeydukes sweets.

"How did you do that?" squealed Angelina Johnson as George started throwing Peppermint Toads into the crowd.

"With a little help from Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot, and Prongs," Fred muttered in Harry's ear. (13.3.1-3)

It's interesting that the Map gives the gift of time and freedom to whoever owns it. For all the trouble it causes, the Map is closely tied to positive themes in the novel, such as freedom, good memories, etc.

Quote #6

Back into Honeydukes, back down the cellar steps, across the stone floor, through the trapdoor – Harry pulled of his cloak, tucked it under his arm, and ran, flat out, along the passage [...] Malfoy would get back first [...] how long would it take him to find a teacher? (14.3.40)

The style here is great – we get a series of increasingly rushed clauses starting with prepositions, and then shifting to verbs. This passage really conveys Harry's frantic rush back to the school.

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