Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Analysis

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J.K. Rowling’s fantasy book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (book 7), takes place in the wizarding world in the 1990’s – a place where magical wands exist, and where witches and wizards belong. Harry Potter, the main character of the book, is in the middle of the biggest wizarding war of history. The darkest wizard, Voldemort, wants to kill Harry, and then take over the entire wizarding world! Harry is in a lot of danger, and doesn’t have a lot of time to figure out how to destroy all seven components of Voldemort’s soul (horcruxes). One important lesson this book suggests is that, sometimes the choices we make are not always to save ourselves, but to protect the loved ones that surround us.
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If it weren’t for all of the relationships Harry formed with the wizarding community, he would’ve given himself up to Voldemort, and allowed him to take control. “I can’t stay here. You’re all in danger while I’m here. I don’t want –” “Don’t be silly!” said Mrs. Weasley. “The whole point of tonight was to get you here safely.” Harry wants to keep himself away from others because he doesn’t want to endanger them. But he’s blinded from their persistence to protect him. Harry knows they’re all trying to help, but he doesn’t understand why. Hermione, the Weasley family, Hagrid, etc. risk their lives to save Harry because they love him, they can’t let him succumb to the darkness of Voldemort, because if Harry were to die, it would be like losing a piece of themselves. Later into the book, you’ll begin to be able to predict the character’s actions and next steps. For example: When Ron and Hermione came on the horcrux quest, even though they knew it was very dangerous. When Harry and Hermione decided to visit Godric’s Hallow, they went to Lily and James Potters’ old home, on the side of the old, cracked wall, there were messages written to Harry. “Good luck, Harry, wherever you are. If you read this, Harry, we’re all behind you! Long live Harry Potter!” Rowling uses this minor detail, to show that even when Harry has no idea what to do next, people …show more content…
But they must talk to Griphook first because they’ll need the help of a goblin to break into the vault of Bellatrix Lestrange. “Though the goblins at Gringotts will consider it base treachery, I have decided to help you –” To all three of the wizards, this is great news, but it also means even more danger will be involved. After they make the arrival to her vault and find the Horcrux they were looking for, they find that Griphook has betrayed them. He locks them in the vault and attempts to steal the Horcrux, but evidently fails. Harry and his friends begin to learn that even though they are doing the wizarding world great deeds, it’s extremely tiresome. But they do it anyways, because they can’t let everyone down. When Harry understands what must me done, he doesn’t try to tell any of his friends that he’s allowing Voldemort to kill him, Harry doesn’t want any of them to try and stop him. But, what Harry doesn’t understand, is that by accepting the fact that he’s about to die, it only makes him stronger. Harry is making this decision to protect his friends, he’s sick of people dying, he just wants the war to be over. “I didn’t want you to die,” Harry said. These words came without his volition. “Any of you. I’m sorry –” Harry said these words to his parents, Sirius, and Lupin, when he’s going into the forest. When Harry says this to his parents, Sirius, and Lupin,

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