The Bechdel Test

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The Bechdel Test

Post by Admin on Sat Nov 07, 2015 5:45 pm

Hermione is the only non-male person who is actually in this chapter, with Professor McGonagall and Perenelle Flamel each getting a brief one-line mention.
  • Despite there being other non-males on the Gryffindor quidditch team, in the Gryffindor Common Room, and in the stands watching the quidditch match, Hermione is the only non-male ever physically present and referenced by name.
  • What does this say about the gender politics of this book?


The Bechdel Test "asks whether a work of fiction features at least two women who talk to each other about something other than a man. The requirement that the two women must be named is sometimes added."
  • This chapter certainly fails the Bechdel Test. How does the book as a whole do?

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