Study Guide

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Characters

Harry Potter

Chamber of Secrets is Book 2 of the Harry Potter series, so we've already been introduced to...

Ron Weasley

If Hermione is the brains and Harry is the soul, Ron Weasley is the heart of the Harry Potter...

Hermione Granger

From pretty much the moment Harry meets Hermione in the Hogwarts Express in Book 1, we know that...

Tom Riddle

We get into the specifics of Tom Riddle's diary in "Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory." Here, we're...

Ginny Weasley

Ginny Weasley is Ron's younger sister and the youngest child in the Weasley family. She is also...

Professor Gilderoy Lockhart

Professor Lockhart is the second Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher they've had in as many...

Dobby

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets presents two different kinds of prejudice. One is...

Draco Malfoy

Hannah Abbot

Hannah Abbot, like Ernie Macmillan and Justin Finch-Fletchley, is a Hufflepuff second year. She...

Katie Bell

Katie Bell is the third Gryffindor Chaser, along with Angelina Johnson and Alicia Spinnet.

Professor Binns

Professor Binns is Hogwarts's only ghost teacher. He doesn't appear to have noticed that he has...

Mr. Borgin

Mr. Borgin owns a shop in Knockturn Alley (a Dark magic street just off Diagon Alley): Borgin and...

Millicent Bulstrode

Millicent is a second year Slytherin student. She is "large and square and her heavy jaw jutted...

Penelope Clearwater

Vincent Crabbe

Colin Creevey

Colin Creevey is a Gryffindor first year. He is also a Muggle-born. He is incredibly enthusiastic...

Sir Patrick Delaney-Podmore

Sir Patrick is a ghost and the leader of the Headless Hunt. He is clearly an extremely popular...

Professor Albus Dumbledore

Professor Dumbledore is the Headmaster of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. He has a...

Vernon Dursley

Vernon Dursley is Harry's horrible uncle. He works for a drill company called Grunnings. On July...

Petunia Dursley

We've said before that we don't understand Uncle Vernon, but we really don't get Aunt Petunia....

Dudley Dursley

Dudley is the Dursleys' ridiculously spoiled son. Every day of their lives, they encourage him to...

Errol

Errol is the Weasley family's ancient owl. He still carries their mail, mostly, but sometimes...

Fang

Fang is Hagrid's rather slobbery boarhound. When Hagrid gets taken away to Azkaban temporarily,...

The Fat Lady

The Fat Lady's portrait hangs in front of the door to the Gryffindor dormitories. She will not...

Fawkes

Chamber of Secrets is the first Harry Potter book in which we meet Fawkes, the phoenix. Fawkes...

Argus Filch

Argus Filch is the Hogwarts caretaker. He absolutely hates Hogwarts students and spends as much...

Justin Finch-Fletchley

Seamus Finnegan

Seamus is one of Harry's four dorm-mates in Gryffindor, along with Ron, Neville, and Dean Thomas....

Marcus Flint

Marcus Flint is the Slytherin Quidditch team captain. He allows Draco Malfoy to play Seeker on...

Professor Filius Flitwick

Professor Flitwick teaches Charms. Poor Professor Flitwick becomes a victim of Ron's broken wand,...

Gregory Goyle

Mr. and Mrs. Granger

Hermione's parents accompany her to Diagon Alley when she goes to meet Ron and Harry to buy...

Rubeus Hagrid

Hagrid is the groundskeeper at Hogwarts. He was expelled from Hogwarts when he was a boy, so he...

Hermes

Hermes is Percy's owl, a gift from Mr. and Mrs. Weasley when Percy made prefect at Hogwarts....

Madam Hooch

Madam Hooch is the flying master at Hogwarts. She taught Harry how to fly in first year. Now, she...

Mafalda Hopkirk

Mafalda Hopkirk is a witch from the Improper Use of Magic Office who writes to warn Harry against...

Angelina Johnson

Angelina is a fourth year Hogwarts student and Chaser for the Gryffindor Quidditch team.

Lee Jordan

Lee Jordan is a Gryffindor student and a great friend of Fred and George's. He applauds when...

Neville Longbottom

Like Ginny, Neville is another one of those background characters in the early novels who have...

Ernie Macmillan

Ernie Macmillan is a Hufflepuff second year, a friend of Justin Finch-Fletchley's, and a...

Lucius Malfoy

Lucius Malfoy, Draco's father, is a pureblood wizard with lots of money and high social standing....

Mr. and Mrs. Mason

Uncle Vernon invites Mr. and Mrs. Mason to Number 4 Privet Drive to make a deal for a major drill...

Professor Minerva McGonagall

Professor McGonagall teaches Transfiguration; she is also Head of Gryffindor House. She's a...

Moaning Myrtle

Nearly Headless Nick

Mrs. Norris

Mrs. Norris is a cat belonging to Hogwarts caretaker Argus Filch. She seems to act as a kind of...

Peeves

Peeves is the school poltergeist. He has no morals or concerns at all. As soon as the student...

Madam Pince

Madam Pince is the Hogwarts school librarian. She is a "thin, irritable woman who looked like an...

Madam Pomfrey

Madam Pomfrey is Hogwarts's no-nonsense school nurse. When Harry breaks his arm at Quidditch and...

Professor Sinistra

Professor Sinistra teaches Astronomy. She helps to carry Justin Finch-Fletchley's Petrified body...

Professor Severus Snape

While Professor Snape (the Hogwarts Potions Master and Head of Slytherin House) is a huge...

Alicia Spinnet

Alicia Spinnet plays Chaser for the Gryffindor Quidditch team; she's also a fourth year during...

Professor Pomona Sprout

Professor Sprout teaches Herbology. She begins teaching the second years how to take care of...

Dean Thomas

Arthur Weasley

Mr. Weasley is Ron's father. He works for the Ministry of Magic, in the Misuse of Muggle...

Molly Weasley

Ron's mother, Molly Weasley, immediately welcomes Harry into her home. She is the first really...

Percy Weasley

Percy Weasley is a sixth year Hogwarts student and Ron's third oldest brother. He is a Gryffindor...

Fred and George Weasley

Ron's twin older brothers are the pranksters of the Weasley family. When they help Ron break...

Bill Weasley

Bill Weasley is the oldest son of the Weasley family. He's a curse breaker for Gringotts Bank. He...

Charlie Weasley

Charlie Weasley is the second oldest son of the Weasley family. He works with dragons at a...

Oliver Wood

Wood is the captain of the Gryffindor Quidditch team; he is also the team's Keeper. He is...