Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Essay

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In the novel Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, J.K. Rowling uses characterization to show the amount of loyalty that several of the characters have towards Harry Potter, and to prove that sometimes friends, even those thought to be enemies, can sometimes be more loyal than one’s own blood. J.K. Rowling shows the loyalty that Harry Potter’s friends have towards him through characters like Albus Dumbledore, Ron Weasley, and Dobby. Rowling also shows that even those who are understood to be Harry’s enemies, like Severus Snape, Peter Pettigrew, and Narcissa Malfoy, actually turn out to have been loyal to him in the end. On the other hand, however, J.K. Rowling shows that family, those that one would expect to be the most loyal, can sometimes be the least loyal of them all. One of the characters that are loyal to Harry Potter is Albus Dumbledore, the headmaster of Hogwarts. Even though he is deceased in this book, he still finds a way to be loyal to Harry and help him on his quest to destroy Voldemort’s horcruxes. In his Will, Dumbledore leaves Harry the Snitch that he caught during his first Quidditch match (Rowling 126). The Snitch later opens up at the end of the book to reveal the Resurrection Stone that Harry uses to reunite with his deceased loved ones before going to meet his death (Rowling 698).Dumbledore also tried to leave Harry Potter the sword of Godric Gryffindor to aid him in destroying the horcruxes, but the officials in charge of Dumbledore’s Will said that…

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