full title · Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
author · J. K. Rowling
type of work · Children’s Novel
genre · Fantasy
language · English
time and place written · Scotland, 2002
date of first publication · 2003
publisher · Scholastic Inc.
narrator · Third-person, very close to Harry Potter
point of view · Intimate third-person, with insights into Harry’s private thoughts
tone · Playful, ominous, suspenseful
tense · Past
setting (time) · Present day
setting (place) · Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, United Kingdom
protagonist · Harry Potter
major conflict · Harry and his friends help the Order of the Phoenix in their quest to thwart the return of the evil Lord Voldemort.
rising action · Lord Voldemort begins to invade Harry’s mind, controlling his dreams.
climax · Harry has a vision of his godfather, Sirius Black, being tortured by Lord Voldemort, and he rushes to the Ministry of Magic to save him.
falling action · The prophecy is destroyed, Voldemort escapes, and Harry and Dumbledore return to Hogwarts.
themes · The relationship between knowledge and time; education as empowerment; the importance of unity
motifs · Lying; segregation; blood
symbols · Occlumency; educational decrees; O.W.L. exams
foreshadowing · Harry’s increasingly revealing dreams consistently foreshadow events to come.