JK Rowling opens up on Snape of “Harry Potter” books

28 Nov 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

J.K. Rowling explains why Harry Potter named his son after Snape.

“I’ve got to say this: you lot have been arguing about Snape for years,” Rowling wrote on Twitter after discussing Snape. “My timeline just exploded with love & fury yet again.Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows came out eight years ago, but apparently you muggles are still hung up on the fact that Harry named his second son (Albus Severus) after Dumbledore and Satan Snape. Never change.” As fans continued to question the decision to have Potter name his child after Snape, Rowling added, “There’s a whole essay in why Harry gave his son Snape’s name, but the decision goes to the heart of who Harry was, post-war.” She later elaborated on Snape as a character. “Snape is all grey.

As Rowling explained in a series of tweets, Snape loved Harry’s mother, Lily, and his unrequited affection drove him to resent Harry’s father, James — and by extension, Harry himself. But, despite his maltreatment of Harry and the complicated killing of headmaster Dumbledore (who knew he was a double agent?), Snape did sacrifice his life for Harry at the Battle of Hogwarts.

You can’t make him a devil: he died to save the wizarding world,” she wrote. “In honoring Snape, Harry hoped in his heart that he too would be forgiven. He could have broken cover at any time to save himself, but he chose not to tell Voldemort that the latter was making a fatal error in targeting Harry. Snape’s silence ensured Harry’s victory.” And as for why Potter wanted to honor Snape, Rowling wrote, “Harry chose to perpetuate the names of the two who had nobody in their families to do so.” Potter named his child Albus Severus Potter.

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