Why did Harry drop the resurrection stone in “Harry Potter: Deathly Hallows part 2”?

Why did Harry drop the resurrection stone in “Harry Potter: Deathly Hallows part 2”?

We all grew up dreaming of going to the magical school of Hogwarts, the fantastic world hidden from the human eye and created by JKRowling, the author of the novel “Harry Potter” chronicle.

During his pursuit of all the Horcruxes (explained later), Harry Potter, who is a student at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, fights off various enemies to protect those he loves.

Just before the final battle with the One Who Must Not Be Named (aka the Dark Lord, Lord Voldemort, Tom Riddle), Harry Potter dropped the Resurrection Stone into the forest, one of the Three Deathly Hallows.

Read on to find out what Horcruxes and Deathly Hallows are, and why Harry dropped the stone.

Warning: If you haven’t read the books and watched the movies, we recommend that you stop reading as there will be a lot of spoilers!


Some of the main characters’ names have been changed from Rowling’s original names. Before she swapped them, they were: Hermione Puckle, Draco Spinks, Neville Puff, and Lily Moon

Harry Potter Novel Chronicle and Movie Franchise

The author JKRowling created this magical world while riding a train, and soon after the release of the first book “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” in 1997, we all fell in love with Hogwarts, Harry and his friends.
The “Harry Potter” book chronicle has a total of seven books, the last being “Harry Potter and Deathly Hallows”, as well as numerous spin-offs and stories such as “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” and “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child”.

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The novel Chronicle had its first film adaptation in 2001, starring Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint as the main Hogwarts student trio.

The last movie “Harry Potter and Deathly Hallows” was released in June 2011 and left us all heartbroken.

PS I don’t know about you, but I downloaded the CAM version of the torrent and had a blast with my whole family!

As for all Potterheads out there, enjoy the activities available on the Pottermore website, as well as visit one of the many theme parks that recreate the amazing Wizarding World of Harry Potter!

What is the Resurrection Stone?

In the first part of Deathly Hallows, the story of Three Brothers reveals what the Deathly Hallows are and what powers they possess.

The three brothers, all wizards, were traveling when they encountered a river with no bridge, so the trio used their magic powers to create a bridge and cross the river.

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However, the trio were not supposed to survive the river crossing, as Death immediately appeared before them.

Angry at being crossed by humans, Death pretended to give each brother a gift, which would eventually kill them.

But Death was fooled again, as the brothers were clever in using the gifts they were given, called “Deathly Hallows”.

Deathly Hallows are the Cloak of Invisibility, the Resurrection Stone and the Elder Wand, all of them had tremendous magical power that no other wizard could ever achieve.

Before the Resurrection Stone was in Harry Potter’s possession, its previous owners were Tom Riddle and Albus Dumbledore.

Tom Riddle didn’t realize he had the powerful Deathly Hallows in his hands because it was passed on to him in a form of the ring.

After Professor Slughorn’s lesson, Tom Riddle discovered that it is technically possible to split your soul into several material objects called Horcruxes.

Tom enjoyed the power of the dark side of magic and turned his ring (with the resurrection stone) into one Horcrux.

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Why did Harry Potter drop the Resurrection Stone?

Harry made it his philosophy of life to avenge his family and friends he lost along the way by encountering Lord Voldemort in a final battle.

Before Harry Potter looked at him, Harry Potter tracked down six Horcruxes into which Tom Riddle had split his soul, to destroy them and make Voldemort as weak as possible.

One of these Horcruxes was the Resurrection Stone.

In the last part of the novel chronicle, Harry Potter walked through the Forbidden Forest, carrying the Resurrection Stone.

Just before the final battle, Harry used the stone to summon his parents, friends, Remus Lupine and Sirius Black, who all appeared and gave him all the strength he needed (and made us all cry).

His family’s presence seemed to be just what he needed, as he immediately dropped the Resurrection Stone and faced Voldemort in the final battle.

Harry deliberately dropped the resurrection stone in the woods and never went looking for it, wishing no one would ever find it and use its powers.

Arun Agarwal
I am Arun Agarwal, a passionate blogger and gamer. I love to share my thoughts on games and technology through blog posts. I’m also an avid reader of books about history, philosophy, science-fiction, and other genres as well as an anime fan. I like reading books that give me new perspectives or help me think differently about the world around us.