“So Death crossed to an elder tree on the banks of the river, fashioned a wand from a branch that hung there, and gave it to the oldest brother.”
“So Death picked up a stone from the riverbank and gave it to the second brother, and told him that the stone would have the power to bring back the dead.”
“So he asked for something that would enable him to go forth from that place without being followed by Death. And Death, most unwillingly, handed over his own Cloak of Invisibility.”
I have thought about the deathly hallows a lot over the years, and I always ask those I talk to which one they would choose. I have come to the conclusion that the hallow a person would pick says a lot about them. It is almost a gut response in all of us. We just know which one we would choose. You don’t have to think about it much.
The thing about the hallows is that each of them is negative in some way, even the invisibility cloak (even though it is not portrayed that way in the story).
Before I give my explanations, I just want to point out that these are all my theories. If these reasoning’s don’t fit you, please don’t get angry with me. I’m just saying what I have noticed in my experience.
Every person I have talked to that would choose the elder wand craves power in some way. They usually feel powerless in every day life somehow, they have quite a few insecurities, and they’re usually more in the background of things. They want to be that unstoppable force of a hero (or villain, though I have never met anyone with those intentions), but they feel like they can’t be so in their waking life.
Every person I have talked to that would choose the resurrection stone (myself included) is terrified of losing those they love. They cling to them and put them before anyone else. They’re especially curious about death (possibly even afraid of it) and want to know what it is truly like after we die. They don’t want to let go of those they love, and if they were to lose someone they care about in an unexpected way, they would want the stone to answer those unanswered questions. They can’t usually let go of things without a proper goodbye.
And then there’s the invisibility cloak. Every person that has chosen that wants to get through things without being seen. They want to remain in the background, or they finally want attention to be taken off of them for whatever reason. They usually want the easy way out of problems, to hide from them.
All the hallows have their pros, but they mainly have cons. None of us need or want these things ideally, but which one we choose shows a lot about us. It uncovers our deepest fears, our deepest regrets, and our deepest insecurities. So ask yourself, which one would you choose?