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How did Harry Potter Book 5 end ?

I cant rember what happend at the end of J.K Rowilings 5th Harry Potter book can anyone help me?

8 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    Since I am terrible at summaries and Order of the Phoenix is one of my favorite books, I would like to do it justice. I had help from Wikipedia:


    "During the nightime Astronomy O.W.L. exam, Harry witnesses unknown persons attempting to capture and expel Hagrid. Professor McGonagall attempts to intervene but is hit by Stunning Spells, incapacitating her and sending her to the hospital. During a later O.W.L. exam, Harry has a vision that Voldemort is torturing Sirius in the Department of Mysteries.

    Cover of the Brazilian EditionHarry desperately attempts to contact Sirius via the fireplace in Umbridge's office, but the Black family's house-elf, Kreacher, tricks Harry into believing Sirius has vanished, when he is, in fact, tending to Buckbeak. Umbridge and her minions—mainly Slytherin students—capture Harry and the DA group. Unaware Snape is an Order of the Phoenix member, Umbridge asks him for Veritaserum to use on Harry, but he claims he has none left. Harry uses Sirius' code name ("Padfoot") to warn Snape that he is in danger, but Snape seemingly ignores him and leaves. Umbridge tells Harry that it was she who ordered the Dementors to attack him during the summer and prepares to use an Unforgivable Curse on him. Thinking fast, Hermione concocts a story that Dumbledore has a powerful weapon hidden in the forest. She says that she and Harry will lead Umbridge to it.

    [edit] Escape to London

    Hermione, along with Harry, leads Umbridge to where she told her Dumbledore hid a "weapon" in the forest. There they encounter the haughty centaurs, who are furious that one of their brethren now works for humans. Hermione knows they are disposed to hate adult wizards, and when Umbridge foolishly insults them, they break her wand and carry her off screaming into the woods. The other centaurs are about to attack Harry and Hermione when Hagrid's half-brother - a "small" giant named Grawp that Hagrid has been hiding in the woods, suddenly appears, scattering the creatures. Ron, Ginny, Luna, and Neville arrive, having escaped their "Inquisitorial Squad" captors, and the group flies to the Ministry on the school's thestrals, winged, horse-like creatures visible only to people who have witnessed a death.

    Arriving at the Department of Mysteries, they find the room in Harry's dream. There is no sign of Sirius, but Harry sees rows of shelves containing glass balls, one of which has his and Voldemort's name on it, with the note "S.P.T. to A.P.W.B.D" (This is actually "Sibyll Patricia Trelawney to Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore", as it was the former who made it and the latter who heard it). Death Eaters suddenly appear and demand the glass sphere. These include: Lucius Malfoy; MacNair, the Ministry executioner (appeared in the third book as Buckbeak's executioner); former Department of Mysteries employee, Rookwood; Bellatrix Lestrange, Sirius' cousin and torturer of Neville Longbottom's parents.

    Harry discovers that the glass orb contains the prophecy of who might kill Voldemort. Voldemort only partially knows the prophecy, and he hopes the full contents will reveal how he can kill Harry. Only those who are the subject of a prophecy can touch the sphere without suffering insanity. Unwilling to risk exposing his revived existence, Voldemort lured Harry to the Ministry to retrieve it for him. Realising there was a mental connection between him and Harry, Voldemort implanted a false vision that Sirius was being tortured, knowing Harry would try to rescue him.

    [edit] The Battle at the Ministry

    A fight erupts between the students and the Death Eaters. Most of the students are injured and nearly defeated. Tipped off by Snape, Order of the Phoenix members, including Sirius, arrive in time. During the ensuing battle, the prophecy sphere is shattered, against the Death Eaters' wishes. Tragically, Sirius is struck by a curse from his cousin, the Death Eater Bellatrix Lestrange. His body falls through a mysterious veiled archway and vanishes.

    Seeking revenge, Harry chases Bellatrix into the atrium, attempting to jinx her. Bellatrix blocks every spell and demands the prophecy. Lord Voldemort apparates inside the atrium, and his terrible anger causes Harry's scar to hurt too intensely for him to be able to fight. However, Dumbledore suddenly appears and blocks the killing curse Voldemort hurled at Harry. Voldemort and Dumbledore duel, and after a dramatic fight, Voldemort disapparates with Bellatrix. He isn't completely gone, however; he possesses Harry's body and forces him to beg Dumbledore to kill him, but the force of Harry's love makes the possession unbearable to Voldemort, who finally relents. Meanwhile, Ministry employees arrive in time to see Voldemort. Among them is Cornelius Fudge, who finally believes Voldemort has returned. In turn, The Daily Prophet reverses its hostile attitude towards the pair, restoring their reputations and praising them for warning the wizarding community of Voldemort's return.

    [edit] The Prophecy

    Cover of the French EditionSafely back at Hogwarts, Dumbledore explains to Harry why he distanced himself from him during the year. He had sensed Voldemort's growing power over Harry—indeed, on more than one occasion, Harry was filled with a desire to strike down Dumbledore. Dumbledore also realised that Voldemort could learn about the Order of the Phoenix's plans through Harry, and deliberately concealed information from him. He tells Harry he regrets not teaching him Occlumency himself and underestimated Snape's deep-seated resentment towards his father, James. He also reveals the entire prophecy to Harry. When Dumbledore interviewed Sybill Trelawney for the Divination post sixteen years ago at the Hog's Head Inn in Hogsmeade, she unknowingly lapsed into a trance and prophesied that:

    The one with the power to vanquish the Dark Lord approaches...born to those who have thrice defied him, born as the seventh month dies...and the Dark Lord will mark him as his equal, but he will have power the Dark Lord knows not...and either must die at the hand of the other for neither can live while the other survives...the one with the power to vanquish the Dark Lord will be born as the seventh month dies...

    This was interpreted to mean that Voldemort would kill either Harry or Neville Longbottom who were both born at the end of July, or one of them would kill him. However, Voldemort only heard part of the prophecy, as his spy, who was eavesdropping on the conversation between Trelawney and Dumbledore, was thrown out before Trelawney completed the prediction. (The eavesdropper is later identified in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.) After Voldemort attacked baby Harry, the latter part of the prophecy was realised, and Harry, not Neville, became his foe and would kill or be killed by him. Had Voldemort heard the entire prophecy, he would have known that by attacking Harry he would transfer some of his own powers to him. Dumbledore remarks to Harry that this was Trelawney's first true prediction. The one in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban was her second.

    Harry also learns why he must stay with the Dursleys each summer. When Harry's mother died protecting him, her sacrifice cast a protective spell on him that is sustained as long as he lives among his maternal blood relatives. Aunt Petunia, Lily's sister, therefore acts as Harry's protector, a role Dumbledore reminded her of when he sent her the howler.

    Dumbledore goes into the Forbidden Forest and retrieves Dolores Umbridge from the centaurs. She is confined to the hospital wing in a severely traumatised state, although she is expected to recover.

    Harry returns to the Dursleys', but not without Vernon and Petunia receiving a stern warning from a menacing Alastor Moody to treat Harry better. Changes are brewing in the wizarding world. Indeed, the last chapter of the book is entitled "The Second War Begins."

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Harry comes back to King's Cross and the Order of the Phoenix people tells the Dursley family that they'll want Harry to contact them often (it was like 3 times a week or something, forgot XD) so they know he's alright. Then Harry and the Dursleys go home.

  • EMW
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    Sirius went through the veil; Harry asked Sir Nick if people ever came back. Lucius Malfoy went to Azkaban. Harry went back to London on the Express, but Mad-eye, Lupin and Tonks (?I think) were there when he met up with the Dursleys, and made it clear that Harry had better be well-treated on Privet Drive.

    Dumbledore rescued Umbridge from the Centaurs; when she left the school, Peeves threw chalk at her.

  • 1 decade ago

    Well. dumbledore felt he needed to finally explain to harry what happened in his past... regarding the Prophesy, how much he had been trying to "protect" harry, why he didn't choose harry as Prefect, etc etc. Dumbledore revealed that his weakness of caring for Harry allowed him to "baby" him, and that led to it being His fault that Sirius died, not harry's. altho of course harry felt it was his own fault, for not listening to hermione or anyone else regarding occlumency and voldemort's ability to "trick" him.

    also, luna lovegood was an important side note to show harry's compassion for someone who is different than others.. she had been looking for some of her school books that were stolen, and he felt much sympathy for her, and realized that she didn't deserve to be seen as "loony" even tho she was a bit weird. he felt a cameraderie with Neville that no one else understood, because it was either him or neville that could've been in the prophesy.

    dumbledore found professor umbridge... ron was in the hospital wing cuz of the brains @ the ministry of magic... and harry went back home, w/ all the order "scaring" the Dursley's into treating harry better.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    There was the fight over the prophecy at the Ministry and Sirius was killed. Harry found out that Neville could have been the Boy Who Lived, and Harry destroyed Dumbledore's office.

  • 5 years ago

    At the end of the 4th book he was in too much shock to pay attention. Before that well he didn't actually see his parents die. His mother put him in his crib and went to block the Voldemort's way. And surely Kingsley has had to kill dark wizards as an auror.

  • 1 decade ago

    black died. thats really all you need to know. oh and that one fat lady got run out of the school

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    everybody died.

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