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Dobby (the House Elf)

A character from the Harry Potter book series.

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A Quick Tip by Sharrie

  • Nov 21, 2010
The house elf that renders touching moments in the latest Harry Potter film (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1), Dobby reminds me of E.T. and how great it is to believe in one's master. Dobby's loyalty is commendable! What an adorable elf!
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Quick Tip by . September 09, 2011
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A true hero that was loyal to Harry through thick and thin. While he was often used for comic relief, there's no questioning the love he had for his friends.
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Dobby is a house-elf, who, unlike most other house-elves, wanted to be freed. Dobby was the abused and tormented slave of the Malfoys before the events of Chamber of Secrets. In his first appearance in the series in Chamber of Secrets, Dobby knew of Lucius Malfoy's plans to re-open the Chamber of Secrets using Tom Riddle's school diary for months before it happened.

Dobby appears in the Dursley family's house at Privet Drive and attempts to discourage Harry from returning to Hogwarts. When Dobby's attempts fail to persuade Harry, he smashes a pudding in the Dursleys' kitchen. Being caught in the kitchen with the wreckage, and receiving a warning letter for illegal use of magic, Harry is locked up by the Dursleys, who insist that he will not return to Hogwarts, but Ron, Fred and George Weasley are able to rescue Harry in their father's flying Ford Anglia. Dobby later tries to keep Harry away from Hogwarts by magically sealing off the hidden entrance to Platform 9¾, but Harry and Ron foil that plot by piloting the flying car back to school. During aQuidditch match of Gryffindor vs Slytherin, Dobby enchants a Bludger to chase after only Harry, hoping to injure him enough to be sent home; it manages to break his arm. When Harry – having just returned from the Chamber of Secrets – discovers that Dobby's master is Lucius, Harry ...

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