Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Chapter 21 Summary

J. K. Rowling

Chapter 21 Summary

The Tale of the Three Brothers

Xenophilius Lovegood readily admits that “there is nothing Dark about the Hallows. . . . One simply uses the symbol to reveal oneself to other believers, in the hope that they might help one with the Quest” in finding them.

Most wizards do not believe in the Deathly Hallows, it seems. Still confused, Xenophilius Lovegood tells Harry, Ron, and Hermione “The Tale of the Three Brothers,” which happens to be one of the tales in Hermione’s The Tales of Beedle the Bard.

Hermione begins to read the story, which tells of three brothers who cheat Death. Death plans to obtain at least one of the brothers when they cross a dangerous, raging...

(The entire section is 651 words.)