Symbolism In Hermione Granger's The Tale Of Three Brothers

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“The Tale of Three Brothers” was first introduced in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the seventh and last book in the Harry Potter series written by J.K. Rowling. In the story arc, one of the main character, Hermione Granger, narrates the story from her copy of The Tales of Beedle the Bard. These tales were commonly read to children as bedtimes stories because they’re “told to amuse rather than instruct” (Rowling 409). “The Three of Three Brothers” relates how three brothers cheated Death and received gifts from him. These three gifts united would make the “Deathly Hallows”. If you read the short story before reading this you would notice that I am referencing details that are not in the story. It’s because I am using details from the …show more content…
It’s what fairy tales, like “Cinderella” or “Hansel and Gretel” taught us. To be a wise and a humble person. The only one in the story that actually survived Death’s game was Ignotus, who was the better brother. Death never won in the war against him, because “they departed this life as equals”. However, what can you take from this essay is the symbolism from the three artifacts or the Deathly Hallows. These items are what a typical person would ask if they had this type of magical power, the best weapon in the world, a way to return those who perished, and a way to be invisible to the optical eye. In the Harry Potter book, there is a part where Ron Weasley said referring to the tale “it’s a morality tale, it’s obvious which gift is best, which one you’d choose” (Rowling 414) later the three characters decided which gift they would have wanted. Hermione considered that owning the Elder Wand would only attract trouble, but Ron argued “only if you were prat enough to go dancing around … ‘I’ve got an unbeatable wand’” It’s true if Antioch kept his mouth quiet maybe he could have lived longer. The only character that you can attack for his representation is Antioch because he was stupid compared to his brothers because Cadmus just thought with his heart. However, at the end of the day we can’t trick Death it’s inevitable that one day we are just going to die. It’s part of our life and we just have to deal with

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