Study Guide

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Act I, Scene 12

By Jack Thorne, based on a story by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, and Jack Thorne

Act I, Scene 12

Ministry of Magic, Grand Meeting Room

  • Hermione presides over a meeting that's been called because Harry Potter's scar is hurting.
  • Man, if we had a nickel for every time Harry's scar hurt.
  • Hermione suggests Voldemort is back, but Draco Malfoy swears that Voldemort is dead and gone.
  • Man, if we had a nickel for every time someone said Voldemort was dead and gone.
  • An argument breaks out. Draco accuses Harry of wanting fame, and he says Hermione only won the Minister of Magic vote because she was Harry's friend.
  • Draco's touchy because he sees this as another opportunity to defame his son.
  • He storms out of the meeting, and everyone leaves.
  • So much for Hermione's plan to make a plan.