History YMMV / TheTalesOfBeedleTheBard

11th Aug '16 7:59:30 AM tafelshrew
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*** He was immortal as long as Death couldn't find him; taking off the Cloak was basically inviting Death to come and claim him. Suicide by old age is unusual, certainly, but in this story it's no different from taking yourself off life support.
29th Jan '16 10:58:19 PM Ithilgore
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** He did not commit suicide, he died of old age, but content and fulfilled in his life, hence why he welcomed Death as an equal, not something he was running from anymore.
21st Dec '15 2:19:32 PM tafelshrew
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*** He may have already had a son before he got the cloak.

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*** He may have already had a son before he got the cloak. The story does say he hid from Death for the rest of his life, after all.


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*** Meh. Call it ValuesDissonance if you must. Just because it's written in one tone doesn't stop it from looking a hell of a lot like something else.
15th Dec '15 12:40:26 AM TARINunit9
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** Then again, she ''is'' threatening to use it on a muggle king who persecutes magic-users, so there's at least some possible justification.

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** Then again, she ''is'' threatening to use it on a muggle king who persecutes magic-users, magic-users (and had just two minutes ago tried to kill her with an axe), [[AssholeVictim so there's at least some possible justification.justification]].
28th Sep '15 2:21:03 AM TARINunit9
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** He may have already had a son before he got the cloak.

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** *** He may have already had a son before he got the cloak.cloak.
** Unlikely given the literary theme. The middle brother is written in the cautionary, somber tone you would expect of a story of someone DrivenToSuicide. The younger brother, by contrast, is praised and respected.
7th Sep '15 4:05:06 AM StarTropes
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** He may have already had a son before he got the cloak.


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** Then again, she ''is'' threatening to use it on a muggle king who persecutes magic-users, so there's at least some possible justification.
1st Jul '14 4:24:31 PM CJCroen1393
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** If he never got to know anyone, [[FridgeLogic then how did he have a son?]]

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** If he never got to know meaningfully interact with anyone, [[FridgeLogic then how did he have a son?]]
1st Jul '14 4:23:58 PM CJCroen1393
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** If he never got to know anyone, [[FridgeLogic then how did he have a son?]]
30th Apr '14 1:17:30 PM ManCalledTrue
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* {{Anvilicious}}: Out-of-universe, Dumbledore's notes continue his proud tradition of laying out every single nuance of the story previous in exacting detail.
3rd Feb '14 3:19:16 PM tafelshrew
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*AlternateCharacterInterpretation: The third brother was just as screwed as the others. Demanding invincibility and the power to raise the dead are both pretty hubristic, but so is the demand to hide from Death. Brother Number Three spent his entire life hiding away from the world, unable to meaningfully interact with other people, unable to truly live. And what happened to him in the end? He welcomed Death as a friend, committing suicide just like the second brother, because his hollow life had become unbearable. The Cloak is just as much a curse as the other Hallows.
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