A few days ago I asked on Twitter what you guys would like to see on Thursdays, Tags or Discussions. And discussions was the winner and today I am going to do a topic I have been wanting to do for a while and which might be a bit controversial. I am going to talk about a character from Harry Potter, Severus Snape and why I don’t like him. This post will contain spoilers from the Harry Potter series and I will not spare Snape, so be warned! (This might turn into a rant, sorry not sorry XD) So let’s start, shall we?
So here are the reasons why I don’t like Severus Snape
- He is a big child who needs to grow up. Snape holds a big grudge against James Potter, Harry’s father. But Harry hasn’t done any for the things James has done and still Snape sort punishes Harry for the things James did. He assumes that Harry is just like his father and ‘hates’ him from the very start.
- He is a bully. He bullies every kid in his class who isn’t in Slytherin, he deems them unworthy to be a good student and even good students, like Hermione, he is annoyed by. Because Hermione answers his questions correctly after being ignored by him, he takes points from her and calls her a, I believe don’t quote me on this, Little Miss Know-It-All, in front of the whole class. With that, he knows how it feels to be bullied, for he has been bullied as a kid by the Marauders when he was a student at Hogwarts, but still he decided to bully as well and that while he is a teacher!
- He is a horrible teacher. This one basically goes hand in hand with the previous point, because he bullies his students and he shows an obvious preference for the Slytherins, he is a bad teacher. Let’s not forget Neville, Snape is literally his biggest fear and he is constantly bullied by Snape, who talks down upon him while he already has a low self-esteem. With that he ignores bullying in the class if it is done by a Slytherin student, which should never ever be the case if you are a teacher. Teachers should punish bullying sternly instead of ignoring it or doing it themselves.
- He is a horrible person. He is willing to ruin the lives of Remus and Sirius on old grudges. He makes sure that Remus can never work again since basically the whole magical world finds out about the fact that he is a werewolf, and life is already hard on Remus. He is willing to give Sirius to the dememotors, so they could give him the kiss. I actually think he sort of knows that Sirius would never betray James and that he would actually be innocent. With that he was a death eater himself at one point in his life, you don’t just become a death eater, so he must have done horrible things as well in him life.
So that is basically my dislike for Snape in a nutshell. Do I think he is a hero? Sort of. Do I think he has been misunderstood the whole series? No. Do I think Harry should have named a kid after him? Absolutely not!
So do you agree with me? Yes or no, I would love to hear your opinion and arguments to your opinion. And if you would like me to reread the series to use examples from the books to support what I said, let me know.