Which “Deathly Hallows” Ending Did You Prefer?
At the end of Deathly Hallows, Harry is faced with what to do with the three Hallows. The stone, he discards in the forest. The cloak, he keeps as an inheritance. But the wand finds two different endings. In the book, Harry decided to put the Elder Wand back in Dumbledore’s tomb in the hopes he would live out his life undefeated and break the Elder Wand’s power. In the movie, much to Ron’s dismay, Harry snaps the Elder Wand like a stubborn twig and tosses it over the Hogwarts bridge.
Whenever I watch that scene in the movie or read that scene in the book, I can’t help thinking about the other and wonder: Why was it changed? Which do I prefer? Which fits the story best?
I go back and forth with this, sometimes preferring the movie ending and sometimes the book ending. (Which I will explain in the comments below). I would love to hear what you all have to say on the subject. Please give us your reasons/thoughts behind your choice. And just for fun, what would you have done with the three Hallows?