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!
Severus, I’ve known you in many other people. There is no courage in abusing the small and weak. There is no honor in being the biggest bully on the playground. Carrying your failures with you for all of your life is called, “never growing up”. No wonder you compete with little children. That’s how big your mind is.
Happy Birthday to Snape.
(agrees with pottershrink, he may be brave, but I still don’t like him) :-(
Happy Birthday to my favorite “villian”. You are indeed the bravest man and one of the most complex literary characters of all time. Happy Birthday Half Blood Prince!
Hey, I get the whole bully thing, and can’t completely argue with those who have problems with Snape…but…if Harry can forgive, so can we, no? Isn’t that part of the message, that people are complicated, and that we don’t always understand what’s going on in their hearts. Good people act badly at times. It’s the Umbridges we really have to watch out for: the vipers who lull us into a false sense of security with sweetness and light.
Happy Birthday Severus Snape! That memorium was really good sue, I almost cried. It’s not only to Harry, to all of us here at leaky, Snape is the bravest man we ever knew.
Happy Birthday, My Sweet Prince.
Happy Birthday Snivellus ya greasy oul hero ya! :-)
And to all who share his birthday.
Very well said, Sue. I think of all the characters in Harry Potter, Severus Snape was the one I found most fascinating. Not because I thought he was nice or would have wanted him for a neighbor. But because he was so complex. As I read Deathly Hallows, I remember hoping that he would not turn out to just be the nasty character that I thought he was in the first two books.
I sometimes think that JKR created more than she intended in the character of Severus Snape. But in doing so, she gave us the most enigmatic character of all, one that we discussed endlessly and one that is still discussed even now that we know the end of the story.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY PROFFESOR…. bravest man we ever knew!. i never lost faith in you, and thanks for being our potions master for all those years….. and being one of my fave caracters :)
LUV yer SEV…. CHEERS!! :)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! He’s better than that Harry Potter berk.
Happy Birthday Sev !!<3 I will always remember you , and I completly changed my mind about you when I read Deathly Hallows ! <3
Happy Birthday Professor Snape. You are brave, loyal and most definately not a coward.
i love you severus. <3
Happy Birthday, Severus Snape!
I like Pat’s (Eeyore’s) comments. Happy Birthday, dear Severus