Hola Warlocks! There are only few series/movies that no matter how many times we watch or read , we keep going back to it for more!💜 One of them for me is Harry Potter.
We all love Harry, Hermione, Ron; in short, Dumbledore and co. Well, officially the group is called as the Order the Phoenix. I’m not going into the details of what-happened-where but just felt like talking about the secret and perhaps the most important member of the group. Severus Snape. He has his fair share of best moments and let’s see a few of them.
We all hated Snape until the very end, where the hatred shattered to a million bits. Let’s see the major parts where our perception takes a major turn.
Snape Saves Harry
Snape is probably the coldest, meanest professor in Hogwarts. He is the right hand of the Dark Lord and a Death Eater. He might hate Harry because his father, James Potter was a bully to him and he married his love, Lily.
But does he actually hate Harry? Snape, if he really is faithful to Dark Lord, he could have handed Harry over to Voldemort in a silver platter countless times. But he doesn’t. He actually trains Harry to block mind reading; counteracts the curse on Harry’s broomstick in a Quidditch match and save him. He expresses his concern to Dumbledore that he’s raising Harry like a pig for slaughter for the Dark Lord. He also saves Harry, Ron and Hermione from the wolfing-out professor Lupin.
Snape Kills Dumbledore
Dumbledore is already cursed and dying by destroying the ring horcrux and drinking the liquid from the cave to obtain another horcrux. Dumbledore trusts Snape and asks him to be the one to do it, if it comes to it. Practically, a dying wish. Since saving Dumbledore was a lost cause, he wants Snape to ‘seal his undying loyalty’ to Voldemort by killing him. Though it is a battle lost for the Order of the Phoenix, it is to win the war against Voldemort.
The Sword of Gryffindor
Let’s be honest. It was a tough time until Harry, Ron and Hermione had found the sword of Gryffindor. But it was actually Snape who had helped them find it. It might have been Dumbledore’s suggestion but it doesn’t matter. When the lovely trio was stuck, Snape managed to both cover his identity and helped them too by sending his patronus which was a doe, same as Lily Potter.
Severus Snape – Always
Until his death he actually is a double agent (maybe triple or more!🤷♀️), who is troubled but extremely devoted to his love for Lily Potter. He stays as the right hand to Voldemort only to bring him to where he wanted him to be. No matter how powerful Voldemort was, in a way, it boils down to love that brought him down at the end of the day. When Dumbledore asks him if he still loves Lily Potter after all this time, Snape replies ‘Always!’.
It’s mindblowing how a character that’s so hated, fills our minds and hearts with shock and love in the end. When he’s bleeding out in the verge of his death, he asks Harry to collect his tears for him to see his memories at the pensieve. And thus, it dawns upon everyone why he did what he did. The few final moments of the eighth part of the story decodes the entire doings of Snape disguised as a stone-cold villain, to be the real hero of the entire story.
Best Moments of Severus Snape
1. Snape’s not-a-care-in-the-world shrug
2. When Snape hits Harry and Ron in the head multiple times
3. That heart-breaking moment when Snape finds Lily dead!
4. When he sends his patronus to help Harry find the sword of Gryffindor
5. Snape kills Dumbledore
6. The famous, forever favorite and touching moment: After all this time? Always!
7. When Harry uses Snape’s own spell, Sectum Sempra on himself, he gets angry and reveals he is the half-blood prince.
8. That dying moment when he Snape shows his ‘real face’
9. When Snape tries so hard to train Harry to block mind-reading and Harry complains to give him some rest
10. That consider-me-intrigued look when he first saw Harry
So, these are some of my favorite moments of Severus Snape. Which is your favorite among the list or any other from the movie?
There is a notion that Harry Potter is a children’s story. But those who know and love the story will know that it’s actually for everyone. It has a unique magic that makes us connect to it on a deeper level which makes us love the story forever. Simply put, when someone asks ‘After all this time?’, you already know what I’ll say.😊
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