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Old May 19th, 2016, 9:29 pm
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Re: Severus Snape: Character Analysis Reboot v.6

Oh look, a semiactive thread in old CoS. I've been wrestling with my feelings about Snape since reading book 7. The only thing that helps heal my feelings against him is distancing myself from the books and rewatching the movies. Because Alan Rickman IS Severus Snape the way Jennifer Lawrence IS Katniss Everdeen, I think that movie Snape has been able to make the character softer and more forgivable. There are several places where I think the movies smoothed over some writing weakness, and this is one of them. I've decided that blending the two mediums in my head to make sense of the whole thing is okay because they made a complete experience for me. And now I get to go to Wizarding World Hollywood in less than two weeks and relive it all for the first time--sort of!
The complexity of Snape is one of the displays of Rowling as a great writer, IMO.

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