Snape, A Name For Greatness

True love is selfless. It is prepared to sacrifice.

At first I thought that Severus Snape is an evil character of the ” Harry Potter” series and to be honest, I actually hate him more than Voldemort itself. But as I completed the ” Deathly Hallows” edition of the Harry Potter series, I was stunned to see his greatness and goodness. It became extremely difficult for me to control my tears which were rolling endlessly throughout my eyes. I regretted a lot as it took a long time to understand Severus Snape.

Snape’s Life History

Severus Snape was born on 9 January, 1960 in Spinner’s End, Cokeworth, Midlands, England. Snape had a muggle (non magician) father, Tobias Snape and a witch mother, Eileen Prince Snape. He never had a happy childhood. He shared a very strained relationship with his father. His father abused him and his mother for both of them were wizards. He also suffered negligence of his mother and overall he had an extremely bitter childhood. He met Lily Evans in his neighbourhood when she was playing with her sister, Petunia. After that he became friends with her and at the age of 9, he fell deeply in love with her. His love towards Lily became his lifelong true love. At Hogwarts, he  was sorted into Gryffindor. He was frequently bullied by the ” Marauders” group, James Potter, Sirius Black, Remus Lupin and Peter Pettigrew which hurted his emotions deeply. Snape was exceptionally talented in potions and was a member of the Slug Club. He lose his friendship with Lily as he did a terrible mistake by calling her Mudblood ( Slang word) due to the rage of being bullied by the “Marauders” group in his fifth year of school life. After that, eventually a love story of Lily and Jmes began which resulted in marriage in the future. Snape fell in with the wrong crowd and eventually joined the Death Eaters as he was always fascinated by the Dark Arts. He was transformed into a better person after Voldemort killed Lily Potter to save himself from the prophecy which foretold his downfall. After this particular incident, Snape felt guilt and remorse as he was responsible for giving Voldemort the information about Harry’s birth. He concealed his thoughts from Voldemort as he was skilled in Occlumency and Legilimency. After that, he became a trustworthy person of Dumbledore and a spy for the Order of the Phoenix. He also protected Harry from every danger. Snape was tasked with the awful burden of killing Dumbledore but actually he had to kill Dumbledore for noble reasons which Dumbledore himself ordered him to do so.

Snape’s Great Heart

Harry got to know about Snape’s true inner self after he went into Snape’s memory through the  Pencieve. Snape loved Lily dearly all throughout his life. Snape’s patronus was a Doe, just like Lily’s, signifying his true love towards Lily Potter. Snape died looking into Harry’s eyes, those green eyes that were like Lily Potter, which just proves how much she meant to him. He never liked James Potter, as he was his school bully but than also he was determined to protect Harry because Harry was Lily’s son. Severus Snape touched the hearts of many including my own. Harry himself says lastly in the Deathly Hallows to his son that Severus Snape was one of the great men of his life.

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