Harry Potter: Top 5 Professor McGonagall’s sassiest moments.
Fascinated by the Wizarding world, wands, spells, potions. We realize there's a lot beyond McGonagall's transfiguration abilities to love about her.
Minerva McGonagall is a skinny legend and one of the first characters we meet in J.K Rowling’s Harry Potter series. She is the Deputy Headmistress, Head of the Gryffindor house, and transfiguration professor at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. a tall stern-looking witch with black hair usually drawn into a tight bun. She is mighty, she is grace but mostly she will put Draco Malfoy in his place because everyone who says McGonagall isn’t the best character is obviously lying. Also, Snape plus McGonagall is some another kind of power, isn’t it? Minerva McGonagall was a woman with nerves of steel. Thinking about all the sassy moments McGonagall had in Harry Potter, there are many unforgettable ones. Here are 5 of McGonagall’s sassiest moments.
1. Quelled Gilderoy Lockhart in Chamber of Secrets.
“Right,” said Professor McGonagall, whose nostrils were flared, “that’s got him out from under our feet.”
After Ginny Weasley is taken into the chamber of secrets, McGonagall sends Professor Lockhart there as well because she was simply hoping that the task would be enough to scare him back into his office while they figured out whether they themselves could do anything or if Hogwarts would close soon. Naturally, Lockhart was terrified and tried to flee before any more damage could be done to his reputation. Professor McGonagall was bluffing to get him out of the way.
2. “Have a biscuit, Potter”
McGonagall said this in Order of the Phoenix after Professor Umbridge sent Harry to her. Even though Harry was right in his place and was taking the side of the truth but he was acting like a petulant child, sprouting truth where it was dangerous to do so and Minerva knew that Umbridge was rigid in her thoughts and was set to believe that Voldemort was not back. To calm nerves and rage that Harry was in that time, Mcgonagall said…. “Have a biscuit, Potter” or “giver that man a cookie” in her style. It was a taste of dry humor McGonagall possesses. In Britain, “biscuit” covers the meaning of American “cookie”.
3. Unleashing the sass on Professor Umbridge
Umbridge was a terrific comic relief villain.
“I wonder,” said Professor McGonagall in cold fury, turning on Professor Umbridge, “how you 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.”
Professor Umbridge looked as though she had just been slapped in the face. She did not speak, but straightened the parchment on her clipboard and began scribbling furiously. Looking supremely unconcerned, Professor McGonagall began addressing the class. I can’t help but laugh any time McGonagall gave Umbridge attitude.
McGonagall is the Queen of sass. all hail McGonagall. Do you need cough drops, Dolores ?
4. An Animagus or a Professor? She’s both.
We have seen McGonagall in her cat form a few times in the book Harry Potter and the philosopher’s stone, chapter 1.
Dumbledore slipped the put-outer back inside his cloak and set off down the street towards number four, where he sat down on the wall next to the cat. he didn’t look at it, but after a moment he spoke to it.
“Fancy seeing you here, Professor McGonagall.”
She also transformed herself into a tabby cat in the film when Ron and Harry arrive late for the class. she is a legal Animagus, as she is already registered by the Ministry of Magic.
5. Reminding the Gryffindor Quidditch team of her authority.
McGonagall: ” This match has been cancelled.”
Oliver Wood: ” you can’t cancel Quidditch.”
McGonagall: ” Silence, wood.“
The Quidditch match between Gryffindor and Hufflepuff was cancelled after the attack on Hermione Granger by the basilisk. We Potterheads know how important Quidditch is for Oliver and cancelling the match is a big deal for him.
Of all the deaths in Harry Potter. I am forever grateful that Professor McGonagall is not one of them.