Muggles' Guide to Harry Potter/Characters/Summers
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Overview[edit | edit source]
Summers is a member of Hufflepuff house, probably in the same year as Fred and George Weasley.
Role in the Books[edit | edit source]
It is mentioned by Professor Dumbledore, that "Mr. Summers" had tried to place his name in the Goblet of Fire, but had been thwarted by the age line. Dumbledore also humorously comments that, like Fred and George, he had grown a beard as a result, although the twins' beards were finer.
Strengths[edit | edit source]
According to Dumbledore, Summers was able to "age [himself] up a bit", implying that he was able to produce either a charm or potion effective enough to raise his age by at least a few months.
Weaknesses[edit | edit source]
We do not see enough of Summers to imply any weaknesses. It could be implied by the text that his aging process was not strong enough to fool the Goblet; however, it is an incredibly powerful magical object, and Dumbledore's age line was effective enough to deter him. Even if he had managed to cross the line, the Goblet would have probably never selected him.
Relationships with Other Characters[edit | edit source]
As a member of Hufflepuff House, we must assume he has some personal relationships there.
Analysis[edit | edit source]
Summers serves as a reminder of the rules to enter the Tournament. Fred and George visually provide a humorous moment showing the results of trying to hoodwink the Goblet; Summers' name being mentioned goes to show that he was also tempted to enter (and, like the twins, failed).
Questions[edit | edit source]
- Why did Summers try to enter the Tournament illegally?
- If this shows a small amount of dishonesty, why is he a Hufflepuff?
Greater Picture[edit | edit source]
The author feels the need to remind the readers that the presence of the world-famous Tournament at Hogwarts is a huge part of life for the staff and students. Summers serves to flesh out its importance, in particular to people outside the main characters.