Long Live the Prince!

                It would be under statement to say that Harry Potter was my favorite series during my teenage years. Harry Potter was my LIFE – my parallel universe wherein I existed amongst the characters. It was my first ever hard core novel series which I followed with utmost passion and dedication, so much so my parents wondered whether I’m neurotic!

                  Having being introduced with the book series, for the first time on POGO Channel India, I took up reading it, after begging my school librarian to arrange me a copy. Did I mention our school library had only one copy of each book at that time? Since then, for the next eight years, I was a loyal Potterhead, following every book, movie and news which had HP scribbled over it. I even secretly wished an envelope dropped down whenever an owl passed above my head! Crazy Girl! 😬 I know…😇

             From the ‘Philosopher’s Stone’ to the ‘Deathly Hallows’, each book is a masterpiece on its own. Raving and ranting about the book, the characters and the storyline here, is a total unnecessary requirement, because I am sure, there isn’t a human being who hasn’t heard of the series. But in my days, it was too huge to go unnoticed!

                My most favorite character in the book was undoubtedly Professor Snape. And mind you, I’m not saying this now, because the world is mourning over the death of Alan Rickman (the actor who played it). Throughout the book series, I hated Prof. Snape. He was partial towards Slytherin, he was arrogant towards Harry and his friends, he looked for opportunities to insult and demean Harry. I hated Him! But still, deep within I always knew he would never hurt Harry. Somewhere I always felt there was a good side to him. All that faded when he killed Dumbledore at the Astronomy Tower! I had been in tears for two straight days, quitting food and sleep. I just could not handle that Snape could do that. Trust me, when I’m saying, if Prof. Snape was not fictional, I would have hunt him down and killed him myself. 😈

                  But hearing his story in Book 7, I was completely stunned! Snape taught the world that heroes can be found at the most unlikely places and at the most unexpected circumstances. He chose hatred over reverence, love over revenge, bravery over slavery and life over death! Even in the real world, not many can claim to do this! I have no words to describe the greatness of this fictional character and a much greater respect I have for the woman whose brains created this world!

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                  Today as the world remorses over the death of Alan Rickman, I couldn’t imagine anyone else who would have done justice to the most iconic character in the film history. Alan, unbelievably, brewed the right potion and stirred his magic into Professor Snape! The accent, the fluid motions, the eyebrow raises, the slow pauses mid sentence. Everything he did was exactly what I wanted to see. And so I went from adoring the character in my head, to the character on screen.

“Look…at…me…” he whispered. The green eyes found the black, but after a second, something in the depths of the dark pair seemed to vanish, leaving them fixed, blank, and empty. The hand holding Harry thudded to the floor, and Snape moved no more.”

J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

When the world mourns over the loss of a wonderful actor, I secretly mourn over the death of the man who brought Prof. Snape to my life!

You will always be remembered by me as the man who gave ‘Bravery’ a new meaning!

Salut to the Harry Potter series! RIP Alan Rickman… You’ll always be dear to my heart!

 

TheTeeKayTake: 

“I’m waiting for someone who loves me as much as Severus Snape loved Lily Potter”

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15 Comments Add yours

  1. golushantu says:

    First of all awesome post on awesome character and also the person who brought it to real… we all hp fans were hating him for insulting our harry every now and then but who knew that ultimately it was Severus Snape who had risked his life to protect harry… real meaning of love sacrifice bravery everything Snape taught us . As u rightly said we will b really fortunate is someone loves us the way Snape loved lily potter..
    Last but not least I will pray to god to give etarnal peace to Sir Alan’s soul.. he will b terribly missed but surely he is alive within each n every hp fan’s mind…
    To teekaytake , its fantastic post dear..each word of yours reminded me of my crazyness towards hp … and it is amazing tribute to our Half blood Prince.. because he will stay in our hearts “ALWAYS”😊

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  2. Thank you Shantu! Severus Snape truly is the best character designed in Harry Potter… and Alan Rickman did full justice to him. His death was indeed devastating to all of us! Love live his legacy!
    Thank you for stopping by and commenting! Team HP Forever!! 😍

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  3. golushantu says:

    Once hp fan is forever hp fan 😉 isn’t it

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  4. chirose says:

    Alan Rickman was a an amazing actor.!! And Snape…well there are no new words. You said it beautifully.! Thank you for the blog follow too 🙂

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    1. Thank you! The character of Severus Snape holds a special place in my heart! ❤️
      Thanks for commenting!😊

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  5. Kally says:

    Thank you for following me and I love how creative you are and the wonderful posts. I’ll be back to read more of it!!

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    1. Thank you for such lovely comments and the follow. They mean a lot to me! 🤗
      I’m quite new to the blogging world and getting such feedback from the experts like you, does hold a special place in my heart!
      I hope to continue being creative!✌🏻

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      1. Kally says:

        Keep up the great work!! Blogging is tough but has its rewards.

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  6. globestrut says:

    As a potterhead, I do know the frenzy and the whole series is a legend to live on.Snape was &will always be the true legend,” after all this time…always”❤❤❤ I love your poignant piece and look forward to more of such beautiful pieces .. it has been a visual delight.Count me in as a fan 😀😀😀

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    1. Thank you for such lovely words.. 😊

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  7. Lovely post. Snape was my fav too! I always used to feel that his character is somewhat mysterious. Although he played the bad guy in the initial movies, I always used to feel there is more to his character (and of course there was) I don’t think any other actor would have done justice to Snape’s role the way Alan Rickman did!

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    1. Absolutely agreed… I vividly remember how much I despised him in the sixth book when he was responsible for Dumbledore’s death.. But the turn of the table twist in the seventh book left me speechless! He is by far, my most beloved fictional character! Deep respect towards JK Rowling for it!

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      1. Very true.. Like you, I too hated his guts when he killed Dumbledore. But fell in love with him in the 7th book. Hats off to Ms. Rowling!

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