“I Solemnly Swear That I Am Up To No Good”

Weasley – From J.K. Rowling’s site weasels were known to have a bad reputation, especially in Ireland, as an unfortunate animal. And well, the Weasleys are unfortunate because they’re poor. J.K. Rowling said: “Ron was the only one of three major characters whose surname never changed; he has been ‘Weasley’ from start to finish. In Britain and Ireland the weasel has a bad reputation as an unfortunate, even malevolent, animal. However, since childhood I have had a great fondness for the family mustelidae; not so much malignant as maligned, in my opinion.” The Weasleys and the weasel both share red hair. The Weasleys live near Ottery St. Catchpole, and it is interesting that a family with weasel in their surname lives near a town that has otter in its name (an otter is a member of the weasel family). Also, in Goblet of Fire, the group all go to Stoatshead Hill to take the Portkey to the Triwizard Tournament. A stoat is another relative of the weasel family.

DISCLAIMER: I’m going to apologize in advance. This post will probably full of feels.

Oh, Fred and George, or Gred and Forge, whichever you prefer, are two hilarious characters that are so ingenious and amazing. I think my favorite part about them is they can’t be serious about anything (until Fred dies…), even when George’s ear gets cut off he’s making jokes about how he’s “holey.” You can’t help but laugh, but at the same time you’re so worried about them. Sometimes, I wondered if Fred and George were hiding behind their jokes, but I honestly think that it’s just their personalities. And I love them for it. Plus, James and Oliver Phelps portrayed them PERFECTLY.


First, the happy times. The twins are hilarious. Sure, sometimes they can be a little mean, but it’s all in good faith. They love their siblings and they show it in a very unique way. They are honestly two of my favorite characters in the whole series. There are so many random scenes that I love of them. Like in “Goblet of Fire” when Ron is dancing with McGonagall and they’re just waiting to get a hold of Ron to tease him. I also love when they decide to leave Hogwarts (though I missed them) and totally destroy Umbridge. It’s greatness. Even though there are such serious times in the series, the Weasley twins always made it better.


I’ve always felt that the twins embodied “I solemnly swear that I am up to no good” and “mischief managed.” After all, they are always up to something, but their mischief was never managed while at Hogwarts. The twins are just so wonderful and I love it.


And now, the sad moment you’ve been waiting for. Fred’s death. It was awful, we can all admit it, even Jo admitted it was awful.

45946_598181596862419_951306782_nThe one thing that makes me mad though is when people claim that it was unnecessary and that killing Fred was the worst thing that Jo could have done. (Sorry, no, the whole Harry woke up and it was all a dream is the worst thing possible). Honestly, the fact that it IS indeed unnecessary in fact proves a point. In times of war, there are often innocent lives taken. War kills people that didn’t need to die. And that’s the point. Fred, Tonks, Lupin, and all those others, they didn’t die in vain, like Neville said, they’re still a part of everyone who cares about them. It’s hard to lose someone, and I could never imagine losing my sister, let alone a twin. When I read what happened, I read it several times to make sure I read it right and then I sobbed for ten minutes. I didn’t understand it then, but now looking back it all makes sense.


Obviously, I’m not a fan of Fred’s death, but it upsets me that people think that Jo didn’t put work into these books. There is so much behind each and every character and event that no one could possibly realize it all.

And now, a wave of feels (feel free to skip to the quotes).

tumblr_m24hj19Tfv1r3gluko1_500 tumblr_m22e02kfIa1r3gluko1_500 tumblr_m18tv9Uo0K1r3gluko1_500 tumblr_m7s6xo5HpN1r3gluko1_500 tumblr_m7s5v6zMUo1r3gluko1_500      553364_480331545320849_447185399_n  314271_600753303271915_45741698_n  74120_600601143287131_466451637_nI’m sorry for the wave of feels ): I just love Fred and George. It’s weird to say one’s name and not the other…

For more info on the wondrous Weasley twins go here for George and here for Fred

And now for some quotes:

“Make way for the heir of Slytherin, seriously evil wizard coming through…”

George: “If we’re not careful, we’ll have another Head Boy in the family. I don’t think I could stand the shame.”

George: “We tried shutting him (Percy) in a pyramid, but mum spotted us.”

Fred: “This little beauty’s taught us more than all the teachers in this school.”

Fred: “The Dementors won’t turn up again, Oliver, Dumbledore’d do his nut”

“You don’t want to bottle your anger up like that, Harry, let it all out,” said Fred, beaming. “There might be a couple people fifty miles away who didn’t hear you.”

“But we’re not stupid – we know we’re called Gred and Forge.”

“Harry!” said Fred, elbowing Percy out of the way and bowing deeply. “Simply splendid to see you, old boy–”
“Marvelous,” said George, pushing Fred aside and seizing Harry’s hand in turn. “Absolutely spiffing.”

“We’ll send you a Hogwarts toilet seat!”

“E for ‘Exceeds Expectations.’ And I’ve always thought Fred and I should’ve got E in everything, because we exceeded expectations just by turning up for the exams.”

“For instance, this new idea that You-Know-Who can kill with a single glance from his eyes. That’s a basilisk, listeners. One simple test: Check whether the thing that’s glaring at you has got legs. If it has, it’s safe to look into its eyes, although if it really is You-Know-Who, that’s still likely to be the last thing you ever do.””

Harry: “You’re never gonna let him forget this, are you?” Twins: “Never.”

“Excellent!” “Wicked!” “Brilliant!”

“Mischief Managed”

Fred: “How you feeling, Georgie?” George: “Saint-like.” F: “Come again?” G: “Saint-like. I’m holey.”

“Wow, we’re identical!” (after taking polyjuice potion and turning into Harry)

“I Will Have Order!”

Dolores – Of Latin origin. Means “lady of sorrows or pain” (psychological or physical). In Greek, “doleros” means “deceitful.” In Spanish, “dolor” means “to have pain.”

Umbridge – Sounds like “umbrage,” which is “a feeling of anger caused by an offense.” In Latin, “umbra” means “shadow, shade, or ghost” and can also be interpreted as “jealous or suspicious of another” or “standing in one’s light or way.” The phrase “to take umbridge” means to “cause offense and make trouble.” She certainly does this for Harry. The plural “umbrae” means “shadows”. In this context it can be used as shadowing or following other individuals – just how Umbridge does with the Ministry of Magic.

Umbridge…probably my least favorite character in the entire series. Why would I write about her then? Well, I decided I would analyze as many characters as I could and I haven’t done an evil person in a while. While Voldemort is obviously the villain in the series, you almost can’t help but hate Umbridge more. She preys on young children for no apparent reason. Voldemort, I guess, sort of has his reasons and motives and such, but Umbridge…she’s just AWFUL. I HATE HER. I honestly wanted to punch her myself when she was hurting Harry and others. Also, I hate how in the movies she catches like everyone in the DA. It’s not supposed to happen like that. But whatever.  Imelda Staunton did a wonderful job portraying Umbridge, which kinda makes me hate her, my bad.  So much rage at her.


This is my favorite part. The names reveal so much, if only you knew this while reading…anyway, Dolores is definitely the lady of pain, she is deceitful (she goes against Fudge, who she adores), and she causes a lot of pain. She’s crazy. Umbridge is always angry at something and finds everything offensive. (My favorite part dealing with her is when Dumbledore’s office seals her out. SO GREAT. I also love when Ron makes clicking noises in the hospital wing and she freaks out, thinking it’s the centaurs. SO GOOD.) She’s definitely suspicious of everyone who isn’t her little pet and I feel like she was a bit jealous of some people’s power over her, hence her making Fudge increase her power.


I always forget this somehow, but when I do remember, I wonder about it a lot. The beginning of Order of the Phoenix is Harry getting attacked by Dementors – sent there by Umbridge. Why? Well, I guess it’s because she wanted to see him expelled, but I don’t understand why she hated him so much. After he starts super sassing her, I can sort of see that, but before they even meet she’s got all this angst against him. I don’t get it personally.  Maybe some more information will be revealed when we get there in Pottermore.


This is probably my favorite book for Harry. (Even though he’s the main character, he really isn’t my favorite.) He gets SO angry every time Umbridge denies the truth, and sometimes he is just so rude that you have to laugh. Especially imagining Umbridge’s reactions to it. Also, I love that she’s described as toad-like.


If you really want, you can read more about Umbridge here

Here are some quotes (well, more things that show Umbridge getting what she deserves):

“Using defensive spells? Why, I can’t imagine any situation arising in my classroom that would require you to use a defensive spell, Miss Granger. You surely aren’t expecting to be attacked during class? I do not wish to criticize the way things have been run in this school, but you have been exposed to some very irresponsible wizards in this class, very irresponsible indeed – not to mention extremely dangerous half-breeds.”

“Cheers,” whispered George, wiping tears of laughter from his face. “Oh, I hope she tries Vanishing them next…they multiply by ten every time you try…”
The fireworks continued to burn and spread all over the school that afternoon. Though they caused plenty of disruption, the other teachers did not seem to mind them very much.
“Dear, dear,” said Professor McGonagall sardonically, as one of the dragons soared around her classroom, emitting loud bangs and exhaling flame. “Miss Brown, would you mind running along to the headmistress and informing her that we have an escaped firework in our classroom?”
“Thank you so much, Professor!” said Professor Flitwick in his squeaky little voice. “I could have got rid of the sparklers myself, of course, but I wasn’t sure whether I had the authority…”
Beaming, he closed the classroom door in Umbridge’s snarling face.

“We won’t be seeing you,” Fred told Professor Umbridge, swinging his leg over his broomstick.
“Yeah, don’t bother to keep in touch,” said George, mounting his own.
Fred looked around at the assembled students, and at the silent, watchful crowd.
“If anybody fancies buying a Portable Swamp, as demonstrated upstairs, come to number ninety-three Diagon Alley – Weasley’s Wizard Wheezes,” he said in a loud voice. “Our new premises!”
“Special discounts to Hogwarts students who swear they’re going to use our products to get rid of this old bat,” said George, pointing at Professor Umbridge.
“STOP THEM!” shrieked Umbridge, but it was too late. As the Inquisitorial Squad closed in, Fred and George kicked off from the floor, shooting fifteen feet into the air, the iron peg swinging dangerously below. Fred looked across the hall at the poltergeist bobbing on his level above the crowd.
“Give her hell from us, Peeves.”

Umbridge: Let me make this quite plain. You have been told that a certain Dark Wizard is at large once again. This is a lie. Harry:  It’s not a lie! I saw him. I fought him. Umbridge: Detention, Mr. Potter! Harry: So according to you, Cedric Diggory dropped dead OF HIS OWN ACCORD.  Umbridge: Cedric Diggory’s death was a tragic accident. Harry: It was murder! Voldemort killed him! You must know! Umbridge: Enough!

I WILL have order!