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

One of the most intriguing characters in the Harry Potter series was Severus Snape.


Throughout the books, people wondered where Snape's allegiance lied. Even though Snape gave his life at the end, people still were on the fence on Snape. Kudos to J.K. Rowling for creating and developing an awesome character.

Near the end of the final book, it is revealed in a flash forward that Harry named his son after Snape. Fans across the globe were shocked that Rowling would write that into the series. Today, the famed author finally explained why Harry named his son after the "Half-Blood Prince."
On Friday, Rowling answered a fan question about why Harry Potter named one of his sons after Severus Snape.

“Snape died for Harry out of love for Lily [Harry’s mother]. Harry paid him tribute in forgiveness and gratitude,” she wrote.

he later elaborated on Snape as a character. “Snape is all grey. You can’t make him a saint: he was vindictive & bullying. 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. The deaths at the Battle of Hogwarts would haunt Harry forever.”

Potter fans, do you think that Snape is one of the most misunderstood characters of all-time? Does Snape deserve a pass?



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I believe Snape was human and flawed. We all have mistakes we can not take back, dark places inside, and the cruelty to hurt others when we our self hurt. I try to hear Gandalf in these type of questions, "Do not be eager to deal in death and judgement. For even the wisest can not see both sides". Whatever Snape did or did not do, his presence was needed in the end.
I never did like Snape the first time I saw him I felt something was off about him. but I feel like I can give him a pass. he didn't really hate Harry he just didn't like James (yes that probably wasn't a good way to express his anger toward him) but nonetheless he did help save Hogwarts. and he loved Lilly. so I feel like I can for five him.
Personally I think Snape can rot. He joined a terrorist organization bent on killing Muggleborns. I think he's a great example of how horrible groups operate- they find people who feel like loners or who were bullied and make them feel important. Doesn't make what he did right. And sure, he exonerated himself in the end, but he was still a terrible abusive teacher. So no, I think fans understand him pretty well. @Krystalstar22 @FannyWard @LadyExperiment @matildajgarrett @AleciaReedy @jennygirl @SerenaMcG @VeronicaArtino @VixenViVi @LizaNightshade @ChosenKnight @Luci546 @ChibiFox @aabxo clearly I have very strong feelings on the subject... what about everyone else?
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