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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince


by J.K. Rowling

Moaning Myrtle

Character Analysis

Moaning Myrtle is the ghost of a Ravenclaw student who was killed by the Slytherin Basilisk in the Chamber of Secrets in 1943. She likes to moan and cry and wallow in self-pity in the girls' bathroom on the second floor, though she does occasionally visit the boys' bathroom. We discover in Book 6 that she has befriended Draco Malfoy, who often visits her in despair and in tears.

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