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Anthony Goldstein Character Analysis: Personality Traits

Anthony Goldstein Character Analysis: Personality Traits

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Anthony Goldstein is a half-blood wizard who attended Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in the same year as Harry Potter. He was a member of Ravenclaw House, and in his fifth year was selected as one of the Prefects. In the same year, he joined Dumbledore’s Army to learn defence against the dark arts from Harry, and then fought during the Battle of Hogwarts.

About Anthony Goldstein

Blood StatusHalf-Blood
OccupationStudent Prefect DA Member
Zodiac SignLibra (speculative)

Anthony Goldstein Early Life

Anthony Goldstein is a British-Jewish wizard who is distantly related to Tina and Queenie Goldstein, American witches who helped Newt Scamander in the battle against Gellert Grindelwald.

He began to attend Hogwarts school in 1991, in the same year as the famous Harry Potter. Anthony was sorted into Ravenclaw house, which is known to value intelligence, creativity, and wit.

He soon became close friends with the other Ravenclaw boys in his year, specifically Terry Boot, Michael Corner, and Ernie Macmillan. He was clearly respected by his teachers and peers as he was made a Ravenclaw prefect in his fifth year.

Anthony and Dumbledore’s Army

Anthony attended the first meeting to discuss defense against the dark arts with Harry at the Hog’s Head in Hogsmeade. He was vocal in his agreement with Hermione that this group was necessary and had no hesitation to sign his name to the group’s parchment.

Like all the students, he learned a variety of defensive charms from Harry. In the classes he only succeeded in casting a non-corporeal Patronus, but he may have gone on to master the spell as he became a more experienced wizard.

He was among the DA members who rushed to Harry’s aid when he was cornered by Malfoy, Crabbe, and Goyle, wanting to get revenge on Harry for exposing their fathers as Death Eaters.

First meeting of Dumbledore’s Army at the Hog’s Head

Anthony and the Battle for Hogwarts

Anthony returned to Hogwarts in his seventh year, after the death of Albus Dumbledore. Lord Voldemort and his Death Eaters had taken control of the Ministry and the school and made it mandatory for all young witches and wizards to attend.

Severus Snape was installed as headmaster, and two Death Eater siblings by the name of Carrow were sent to the school to support him. They taught dark magic and hatred of muggles and enjoyed punishing students who did not conform with their ideas.

Anthony participated in the student resistance taking place in the form of a reformed Dumbledore’s Army under the direction of Neville Longbottom and Ginny Weasley. He was one of the students who was eventually forced to take permanent refuge in the Room of Requirement in order to avoid the wrath of the Carrows.

Anthony was there in the room when Harry, Ron, and Hermione arrived at the school to seek the Ravenclaw diadem Horcrux. These events initiated the Battle of Hogwarts. Anthony fought in the Battle of Hogwarts. He survived the battle, but we do not know what he did after leaving the school.

Anthony Goldstein Personality Type & Traits

We don’t get to know Anthony very well, but from what we see of him he is intelligent and conscientious. After all, he was a Ravenclaw prefect. He also clearly believed in doing what was right, supporting the DA from the beginning. Anthony was not afraid to stand up to the Carrows, and eventually Lord Voldemort.

He seems to have been well-liked with many friends. But he also had a knack for flying under the radar and not drawing excessive attention.

Anthony Goldstein Zodiac Sign & Birthday

We do not know Anthony’s birthday. He must have been born in 1979/80 to have been in the same year at Hogwarts as Harry. His personality suggests that his zodiac sign may be Libra. People born under this air sign are effortlessly intelligent and very good at making friends and fitting into groups.

While people born under Libra always like to know what is going on and being at the centre of things, they often prefer to stay out of the spotlight and support others.