The Magic Begins - Favorite character - Professor Minerva McGonagall
'Is it true that you shouted at Professor Umbridge?'
'Yes,' said Harry.
'You called her a liar?'
'You told her He Who Must Not Be Named is back?'
Professor McGonagall sat down behind her desk, frowning at Harry. Then she said, ‘Have a biscuit, Potter.’
'Have – what?'
'Have a biscuit,' she repeated impatiently (OoTP 247-248.)”
(♕) “Minerva was very close to her Muggle father, whom in temperament she resembled more than her mother. She saw with pain how much he struggled with the family’s strange situation. She sensed, too, how much of a strain it was for her mother to fit in with the all-Muggle village, and how much she missed the freedom of being with her kind, and of exercising her considerable talents. Minerva never forgot how much her mother cried, when the letter of admittance into Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry arrived on Minerva’s eleventh birthday; she knew that Isobel was sobbing, not only out of pride, but also out of envy.”
Book Quotes: - Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
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A moment for Minerva's sarcasm:
Well, usually when a person shakes their head, they mean 'no.' So unless Miss Edgecombe is using a form of sign language as yet unknown to humans
I wonder, how you can expect to gain an idea of my usual teaching methods if you continue to interrupt me? You see, I do not generally permit people to talk when I am talking.
I should have made my meaning plainer. He has achieved high marks in all Defense Against the Dark Arts tests set by a competent teacher.
Are you quite sure you wouldn't like a cough drop, Dolores?
"We shall secure the school against He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named while you search for this—this object."
"Is that possible?"
"I think so," said Professor McGonagall dryly, “we teachers are rather good at magic, you know."
positive lady characters meme: favourite older female character
↳ Minerva McGonagall
‘False hope?’ repeated Professor McGonagall, still refusing to look round at Professor Umbridge. ‘He has achieved high marks in all his Defence Against the Dark Arts tests –’
‘I’m terribly sorry to have to contradict you, Minerva, but as you will see from my note, Harry has been achieving very poor results in his classes with me –’
‘I should have made my meaning plainer,’ said Professor McGonagall, turning at last to look at Umbridge directly in the eyes. ‘He has achieved high marks in all Defence Against the Dark Arts tests set by a competent teacher.’
it’s been ten years and i still think this is one of the best plot twists in history
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art
I feel McGonagall would’ve worn this when she was younger.
Daniel Radcliffe and Maggie Smith, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince behind the scenes (x)
Professor McGonagall welcomes new students to