This chapter makes several allusions to events that will become of greater significance throughout this story. Rowling frequently uses foreshadowing, mentioning a name or a situation in passing that later resurfaces as a key figure in the plot. One of these instances is Ginny Weasley's crush on Harry; we see it begin here at The Burrow, and we can expect it to reappear in the plot. another is the mention of Gilderoy Lockhart, a vain and well-traveled wizard who is the new Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher at Hogwarts. Finally, the Weasley's lack of money, which stands in stark contrast to Harry's abundance of it, becomes important in the following chapter.