Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

by

J. K. Rowling

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Griphook Character Analysis

A goblin whom Dobby helps Harry rescue from Malfoy Manor and, in the first Harry Potter novel, the goblin who showed Harry to his vault at Gringotts. Griphook is a hard individual for Harry to read, as he's both impressed by how kindly Harry treats non-human individuals in the magical world, but also seems to detest Harry and wizards in general. Griphook agrees to help Harry, Ron, and Hermione break into the Lestranges' Gringotts vault in exchange for the sword of Gryffindor, which was made by a goblin. He does, however, remain suspicious of Harry and aloof as though he expects Harry to double-cross him—a fear that isn't unfounded. Griphook escapes with the sword as soon as he gets the trio into the vault.
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Griphook Character Timeline in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

The timeline below shows where the character Griphook appears in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter Fifteen
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...and Harry hears a language he doesn't recognize. They discover that there are two goblins, Griphook and Gornuk, in addition to Ted Tonks, Dirk Cresswell, and Dean Thomas. Ted asks the... (full context)
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Griphook laughs and makes a joke in Gobbledegook. Dirk and Ted discuss that, at Hogwarts, Ginny... (full context)
Chapter Twenty-Three
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...Voldemort's name on accident. The Snatchers tie the trio up with a few others, including Griphook and Dean. Greyback kneels in front of Harry to ask about Harry's fake name. Harry... (full context)
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...Hermione to be put in the cellar and cuts Hermione loose. Greyback forces Harry, Ron, Griphook, and Dean into the cellar as Hermione screams. Ron shouts until they hear Luna in... (full context)
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After Draco retrieves Griphook and closes the door, Dobby Apparates into the cellar and whispers that he's here to... (full context)
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Harry and Ron run upstairs and see Griphook identify the sword as a fake. Bellatrix calls Voldemort and Harry's scar burns. Voldemort kills... (full context)
Chapter Twenty-Four
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...he's back with Dumbledore's body as Bill, Fleur, Dean, and Luna surround him. Dean carries Griphook inside and Harry sees Voldemort punishing everyone at Malfoy Manor. Harry says that he wants... (full context)
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...houses are protected by the Fidelius Charm and says that they can move Ollivander and Griphook soon. Harry says he needs to speak to them both first. Harry thinks that he... (full context)
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Griphook is still holding the sword of Gryffindor. He and Harry remember that Griphook showed Harry... (full context)
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Hermione insists that, as a Mudblood, she has just as few rights as Griphook does under Voldemort. Harry says he needs something else from the Lestranges' vault and Griphook... (full context)
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...Harry firmly closes his mind to Voldemort, thinking he made his decision to speak to Griphook first. He asks Ollivander first if he can mend his broken wand, but Ollivander can't.... (full context)
Chapter Twenty-Five
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...Dumbledore isn't actually dead. While they argue about this one afternoon, Fleur tells Harry that Griphook wants to speak with him. Griphook says he'll help Harry in return for the sword... (full context)
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Harry suggests that they agree to give Griphook the sword, but be intentionally vague on when they'll hand it over. Hermione hates it,... (full context)
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...Fleur borrowed for her wedding, back to Muriel. Fleur shows the tiara to Ollivander and Griphook sees that it's goblin-made. Bill insists that wizards paid for it as he leads Ollivander... (full context)
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...asks Harry for a private word and says he knows Harry is planning something with Griphook, and if there's any treasure involved, Harry needs to be careful. Bill explains that some... (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... (full context)
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Hermione, disguised as Bellatrix, emerges from the cottage with Griphook. She transforms Ron's face so he can assume a fake identity, while Harry and Griphook... (full context)
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...a waterfall, get dumped out of the cart, and Hermione returns to her normal form. Griphook explains that the water sets off alarms and washes away concealment charms. Harry replaces the... (full context)
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...for Hufflepuff's cup. Hermione touches a goblet and it burns her and begins to multiply. Griphook instructs them to touch nothing. Harry sees the cup and asks for the sword to... (full context)