Moving on from yesterday’s slightly negative topic, today I’,m talking about my favourite character.
This is a bit of an interesting topic as if I was asked this while I was reading the series, my answer would be, without hesitation: Hermione Granger. Hermione, while being a bit of a know-it-all, is still one of the more likeable characters in the series. She aspires to be the very best that she can be and while she does have a respect for the rules, she won’t let that stop her from doing what is right. The fact that she is a bookworm, made her relatable to young Thero. However with the Harry Potter series complete, there is now another character who pushed Hermione off the top spot as my favourite character.
Yes, Severus Snape. Arguably one of the most complex characters in the series, in which it would take seven books to reveal the real Snape. I suspect anyone who read my Top 5 Anti-Heroes post, would probably see this choice coming. Snape is a dark character with a tortured past but despite of everything he goes through, he is prepared to make the ultimate sacrifice for the one person he truly loved. Throughout the series, he was a character plenty of people, myself included, loved to hate. He represented that one teacher that we felt had it in for us, but once the story was over, the revelation that Snape was not who I thought he was, has remained with me.
I guess that is why Snape is my favourite character, with him I learnt the true lesson of not judging a book by its cover.
Who was your favourite character from the series? Let me know in the comments and join me tomorrow when I’ll be discussing my favourite villain. See you then!