JK Rowling takes to Twitter to deconstruct Severus Snape

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Author JK Rowling Finally Answers Enduring Harry Potter Question, Causing the Internet to Explode With ‘Love’ and ‘Fury’.

Author JK Rowling took to Twitter to answer the enduring question on Friday in an exchange with a fan who asked why one of Harry’s children received the middle name of Severus. LONDON (TheBlaze/AP) — Harry Potter readers have long wanted to know: Why did the boy wizard choose to honor Severus Snape – a teacher who had been so mean to him?In an epilogue in the final novel “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,” the wizard is shown sending his own kids off to Hogwarts but many fans expressed their confusion as to why he named his second son Albus Severus, after headmaster Albus Dumbledore and pesky teacher Snape. The acclaimed author explained that Harry paid tribute to Snape because of “forgiveness and gratitude.” Though Snape bullied Harry, he also saved him.

Rowling said that while a whole essay could be written on why Harry gave his son Snape’s name, it goes to the “heart of who Harry was, post-war”. Rowling as she poses for the photographers during photo call to unveil her new book, entitled: ‘The Casual Vacancy’, at the Southbank Centre in London. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, File) “Harry hoped in his heart that he too would be forgiven. Never change x” Disagreeing with one Twitter user who wrote: “Kind of strange you’d say ‘in forgiveness’, I mean Snape held no malice against Harry (which Harry came to know, eventually)”, she replied: “That’s not true, I’m afraid.

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