Monday, 14 July 2014

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling Book Review

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling

Do not pity the dead, Harry. Pity the living, and, above all those who live without love.” 

Harry has spent all his wizarding life being the centre of attention because he’s the boy who lived. He’s the only one to survive from Voldermolt when he used the Killing curse and every year since he joined Hogwarts, Harry has been defeating Voldermolt.  And now in his final year or what should be his final year, Harry is off on a mission.  A mission set by Dumbledore to collect all of Voldermolt’s horcruxes.  Harry has sacrificed his entire childhood just because of Voldermolt and now he’s gonna sacrifice his life.

There are two people who Harry trusts the most; Hermione and Ron. This trio have been through so much together and so it’s only right that they go along with Harry. In Deathly Hallows their relationships goes through a lot; arguments about finding the horcruxes, Ron’s jealousy, family and where to go next. But most importantly about Harry’s willingness to sacrifice his life and Ron and Hermione’s effort to stop him.     

There are seven Horcruxes; Tom Riddle’s Diary, Selwyn’s Locket, Marvolo Gaunt's Ring, the Ravenclaw Diadem, Hufflepuff’s Cup, Harry himself and Nagini the Snake. The diary and ring have already been destroyed so now Harry has to destroy the rest.  The locket is found when Harry, Hermione and Ron impersonate workers in the ministry and go after Umbridge who’s safeguarding the locket. The cup is found when the trio break into Bellatrix’s vault and the diadem is found at Hogwarts.  Before the locket is found the trio are going through trouble because they’re just stuck hiding without knowing where any of the horcruxes are and that is until they find the locket. But now they’re stuck with the dilemma of trying to get rid of the locket which naturally causes more arguments till the point where Ron leaves. The cup is found when the trio break into Bellatrix’s vault and steal it from Gringotts as well as setting a dragon free. The Diadem is found when the trio go back to Hogwarts and with the help of a ghost Harry figures out where it is.  

The story of the Deathly Hallows is of three brothers each given a gift from death himself. The oldest brother asks for the most powerful wand in any existence, the elder wand. The second brother asks for the power to recall others from Death, the resurrection stone. The youngest brother asks for something that would enable him to go to a place where Death couldn’t follow, the invisibility cloak.  
DA and The Order of the Phoenix – One group is adults whilst the other is all students at Hogwarts. Both support Harry and Dumbledore and fight in the Battle of Hogwarts against Voldermolt.   

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