The Bravest Man I Ever Knew
January 09, 2009, 06:09 AM
Today, the calendar on JKRowling.com marks another birthday, but for us here at Leaky, this marks a day meant for reflection, remembrance and perhaps even celebration of a character who so vividly filled the pages of the Harry Potter series. To some, this character will remain a nasty, unpleasant man, a villain, others love and adore this complex and fascinating character who still merits long discussion in our fandom. To Harry, he was, quite simply, the bravest man he ever knew.
Happy Birthday, Severus Snape!
To the “Half Blood Prince”…..“the bravest man I ever knew”. No one ever said we stop celebrating, after someone has passed. And you, Professor Snape, will be celebrated in my memory, forever more! Happy Birthday…
My favorite character! The one that embodies one of the fundamental lessons of the series, that things aren’t always what you think they are. And what an interesting, conflicted man! An outsider, misunderstood, probably feels a great deal of self-loathing, which he masks as arrogance and superiority. Then again, he knows that he IS intellectually superior to so many, yet remains less popular than the “cool” kids of the world. Such a complicated character, one I’m sure most of us can relate to in some way. A smart invention on Rowling’s part…
HAPPY BIRTHDAY PROFESSOR SNAPE!!
If you were still with us, and I wasn’t so afraid you’d dock house points or hex me, I’d hug you.
I got goosebumps when I read this and saw it on Jo’s website. Nicely written, Sue!
I had a hard time rereading the Prince’s Tale chapter, it was so beautifully written. Snape’s really one of my fav characters