Harry Potter and The Order of the Phoenix

by: J.K. Rowling

Suggested Essay Topics

1. What happens to Harry’s relationship with Cho Chang? Why doesn’t it work out? How does Harry feel about the results?

2. Fred and George storm out of Hogwarts to pursue other interests in the city, namely their joke shop. How do Ron and Hermione react to Harry’s news that he’s funding this venture?

3. The pressure and expectations of the O.W.L. exams hang over all fifth-year students at Hogwarts. What does Rowling suggest about the importance of standardized testing?

4. What changes for Harry over the course of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix? How has Harry himself changed by the end of the novel?

5. How does Rowling use character names to indicate character traits? What do the main characters’ names suggest about their personalities?