He was the antagonist and the tragic hero of Harry Potter series. He’s fans’ favorite too. Brilliantly portrayed by Alan Rickman, Severus Snape became more than just a fictional character. The author J. K. Rowling said, “Snape is all gray. You can’t make him a saint: he was vindictive & bullying. You can’t make him a devil: he died to save the wizarding world.” We all agree with her, and though there are a few reasons to dislike him, but there are so many reasons to love him too. Obviously, we love him for his silky hair, sexy voice and batman like appearance. But there are a lot more reasons to adore him. Here are five reasons why Potterheads love him:
#1 A Multi-Dimensional Character
As J.K. Rowling said, Snape has both good traits and evil traits in him. In his young age, he made mistakes; he joined Voldemort as a follower and did a number of evil deeds but he repented it. From the outside, he appears angry and vile, but as the story proceeded, we got a clear view of his inner side. He was brave, loyal and caring in a bizarre way.
#2 A Brave Heart Slytherin
He was a cunning Slytherin and a brave heart. Snape committed some serious mistakes, but when he realized his fault, it was too late to undo the damage caused by his faulty decision. This was the tragedy of the character. When Snape realized his fault, he took drastic decision to repair sit. Snape became a part of Dumbledore’s Army and worked as a double agent. At the end of the series, even Harry accepted Snape as the bravest man he has ever seen.
#3 Loyal To His Cause
Snape was loyal to Dumbledore. He was devoted to the cause he believed in. He believed Voldemort need to be stopped. He killed Dumbledore, let the people believe he is faithful to the Dark Lord, he made himself a villain in the eyes of the wizarding world to defeat Voldemort.
#4 The Secret Guardian of Harry Potter
Severus protected Harry from the day he set foot in Hogwarts. He shielded Harry from Quirrell in his first year. In Harry’s fifth year, Snape taught Harry Occlumency (protecting the mind from outer invasion) so that Voldemort could not intrude in his mind and read his thoughts. In the last book, ‘The Deathly Hallows’, he let Voldemort believe that only by killing him, Voldemort will be great enough to conquer Harry Potter, thus accepting a painful death. Let’s just say if Snape was not there, Harry would have died in his first year.
#5 The Hero of The Series
Severus Snape not only accepted his death like a hero, he lived like a hero as well. He has faults in his personality yet he was heroic. Without him working as a double agent, not only Harry Potter but the whole wizarding world would have died and Muggle world would have been affected greatly.
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