Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - Chapters 12–13 Summary & Analysis

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In Chapter 12, we learn that the Ordinary Wizard Level exams (OWLs) are mandatory standardized examinations that all fifth-years at the school must take. Harry and his friends are buried in work in preparation for the test. They go to their first class with Professor Umbridge, who, per Ministry protocol, does not want to teach them any defensive spells. Harry is enraged and yells out that they need to learn spells because they must be prepared to face Lord Voldemort, and Umbridge scoffs at him and gives him a week’s worth of detention. When Harry is made to see Professor McGonagall, he is told that he needs to remember where Umbridge’s loyalties lie, and to be careful.

In Chapter 13, because everyone is gossiping about them and making them uncomfortable, Harry, Ron, and Hermione leave dinner early to escape whispering students. Before going to sleep, Hermione sends clothing...

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