That was a very well-written article – apart from several SPG errors and factual inaccuracies – that reminded me of why I love the Harry Potter series and of why Snape has always been my favourite character.
Harry Potter was a very formative part of my childhood, just like it was for many others all around the world. We grew up reading the series, and we grew up watching these characters develop in complexity, just as we ourselves were doing so.
The character developed as the viewers and readers did, and became more complex and divisive – just as the world of adulthood is all shades of grey, compared with the right and wrong certainties of childhood.
Maybe it’s time for me to reread my favourite childhood series again.