Five Things you should know about Professor Flitwick
For today’s post, we’re moving away from the students and young people of the Harry Potter world, to consider one of everybody’s favorite teachers – the one and only Professor Flitwick. Professor Flitwick is Head of Ravenclaw House and Charms teacher at Hogwarts.
Read on to find out five interesting things about this Professor.
1. Like Minerva McGonagall, his colleague at Hogwarts, Professor Flitwick proved tricky for the sorting hat, and it dithered between Ravenclaw and Gryffindor. Ultimately, as we know, he ended up in Ravenclaw, and later became Head of Ravenclaw House. Professor McGonagall went the opposite way, becoming head of Gryffindor House.
2. In Sorcerer’s Stone, we first meet Professor Flitwick teaching Harry’s first Charms class. Jo writes that:
Professor Flitwick, the Charms teacher, was a tiny little wizard who had to stand on a pile of books to see over his desk. At the start of their first class he took the roll call, and when he reached Harry’s name he gave an excited squeak and toppled out of sight.
3. While Professor Flitwick has a lighter, easy going side, he also has many talents. It is revealed in Chamber of Secrets that Professor Flitwick is a dueling champion. Unfortunately we don’t get to see much of this, but it certainly proves useful in the Battle of Hogwarts! Professor Flitwick is one of the Professors who stays to fight on Harry’s side, and helps to seal the Castle with magical charms and protections.
4. In Prisoner of Azkaban, Flitwick spends time teaching the front doors of the Castle to recognize a picture of Sirius Black, in order to try and prevent another break in by the escape prisoner, who, at the time, they believe is dangerous.
5. Finally, on a lighter note, in the Three Broomsticks (Prisoner of Azkaban) Flitwick orders a
cherry syrup and soda with ice and umbrella
– which sounds like a very sweet, but delicious drink!
There’s many great things about Professor Flitwick that we wish we could have included, but we had to select only a few!
What’s your favorite thing about Professor Flitwick? What did we miss off this list? Let us know in the comments.
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