Also on these boards
This clock represents time and the role it plays in the novel. The novel is told in a non chronological order which represents the absurdity of time. In truth, time, in the novel as well as real life, is simply a man-made illusion and truly means noting unless one decides it does.
But i'd want it to sing and dance and introduce the other furniture in my house while the flatware's entertaining..... AND i'd want Mrs. Weasley to enchant it to tell me where my family is at all times. :)