Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

by

J. K. Rowling

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Draco has been Harry's archenemy at Hogwarts since they met as first years. A small blond boy, Draco is in Slytherin House and his family openly supports Voldemort. Though Draco has parroted Voldemort's rhetoric about blood purity for years, his belief in those ideas and the evil required to support them has begun to fracture and Draco appears terrified of what he's gotten himself into. He dishonored his family months before the novel begins by failing to kill Dumbledore, so Draco is mostly intent on trying to survive. He's clearly fearful of Voldemort and seems horrified, especially when Voldemort coldly kills people Draco knows in front of him and even makes Draco help torture others. When Harry, Ron, and Hermione escape from Malfoy Manor, Harry Disarms Draco and steals his wand, effectively knocking Draco down yet another peg. Though Draco makes one final attempt to curry favor with Voldemort in the final battle, his cronies, Crabbe and Goyle, overpower him and Draco is compelled to ask Harry for help in order to survive the Fiendfyre. Draco does survive thanks to Harry, and his entire family seems simply grateful that they survived the ordeal. Years later, when Draco puts his young son on the Hogwarts Express, he acknowledges Harry, but it appears as though they never truly reconciled.
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Draco Malfoy Character Timeline in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

The timeline below shows where the character Draco Malfoy appears in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter Nine
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...himself in, and finds himself in Voldemort's eyes, torturing one of his Death Eaters with Draco Malfoy's help. Harry comes to in the bathroom, haunted by the terrified look on Malfoy's... (full context)
Chapter Twenty-Three
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...the door and, though she's skeptical, she accepts Greyback and his prisoners. She says that Draco is home and can identify Harry. In the sitting room, Lucius excitedly encourages Draco. Harry... (full context)
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After Draco retrieves Griphook and closes the door, Dobby Apparates into the cellar and whispers that he's... (full context)
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...Bellatrix threatens to stab Hermione with her knife. Ron and Harry drop their wands, which Draco retrieves. They hear a strange noise as the chandelier drops down on Hermione and Griphook.... (full context)
Chapter Twenty-Four
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...then asks Ollivander to identify the wands Harry stole. One is Bellatrix's; the other is Draco's. Ollivander explains that wands have feelings and learn from their owners. He thinks that Draco's... (full context)
Chapter Twenty-Six
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Harry, Ron, Hermione, and Griphook are finally ready. Harry is relieved that Draco's wand seems to have switched allegiances, though he feels horrible about his choice to double-cross... (full context)
Chapter Thirty-One
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...tries to Summon it, and then they split up. Just as Harry sees the diadem, Draco, Crabbe, and Goyle stop him. Crabbe softly says that they're going to capture Harry for... (full context)
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Draco drags Goyle, who's Stunned, as Crabbe runs ahead. Harry, Ron, and Hermione stop as the... (full context)
Chapter Thirty-Two
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...thinks that the diadem is safe. He tells Lucius Malfoy that he doesn't care about Draco and says that Harry will come to him soon. He then sends Lucius to fetch... (full context)
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...Harry throws the Cloak over all of them and they run through the grounds, saving Draco from a suspicious Death Eater as they go. Hermione shoots a curse at Fenrir Greyback... (full context)
Chapter Thirty-Three
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...that Dumbledore has about a year to live, and Dumbledore brings up the fact that Draco is supposed to kill him. He tells Snape to help Draco, makes him promise to... (full context)
Chapter Thirty-Six
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...check if Harry is dead. She feels his heart and quietly whispers to ask if Draco is alive. Harry confirms that he is, and Narcissa pronounces Harry dead. Harry realizes that... (full context)
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...wand's power would've died with him. Just holding the wand doesn't make him its master. Draco won the wand from Dumbledore, and Harry won the wand from Draco. (full context)
Epilogue
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...end up in Gryffindor, but Hermione and Ginny comfort their terrified children. Ron points to Draco, who nods slightly as he puts his young son on the train. He tells Rose... (full context)