At 12/14/12 05:43 AM, Earfetish wrote:
At the end of Harry Potter, Harry uses the Sword of Griffindor after pulling it from the sorting hat, but the last we heard, that goblin who works in Gringotts stole it and ran away with it.
'Magic' is not an answer.
Earfetish dude, the sword belonged to the school. While the goblins did forge the sword and made claim that Gryffindor stole it from them (not true), it was never these to keep once he died, despite them believing so strongly.
If you remember in Chamber of Secrets, Harry was able to pull out the sword from the sorting hat (which Neville later did in HP7) because he was a 'TRUE Gryffindor'.
You say magic is not the answer, but you're questioning a series based entirely on magic. The answer is that I'm afraid. Call it a cop out but its the very truth.
Magic, ancient and true had been placed on both the sorting hat and the sword so that in their hour of need, a true Gryffindor (which harry and Neville both definitely are) can wield the sword, and so the goblins are not the rightful owners and that is why the sword disappeared from Griphook and returned to its rightful place waiting for someone true to find it again.
Not a plot hole.