Question

George Lucas revealed, to the astonishment of many, that the classic Star Wars trilogy was actually about the redemption of Darth Vader and not so much about Luke as we had all assumed.

In a similar line of thought, does this mean that the seven volumes of Harry Potter were actually about the redemption of Severus Snape?

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5 thoughts on “Question

  1. katharine says:

    Maybe. It certainly was/is a big topic for discussion here. Snape brought so many of the interesting questions to light:

    Is it sometimes right to do something wrong?
    Can people really change?
    What does love look like?
    How true are first impressions?

    He definitely emerges as the most captivating character by the end of the series. Has Rowling said anything about this? I’d be interested to hear…

  2. Sarah says:

    I agree with Anisa. The first three books especially were definitely about Harry. I like Snape as soon as I met him. When they cast Alan Rickman in the movie, I loved him. The story of his redemption – and Dumbledore’s sacrifice – is the most memorable plot in the books for me. TBH, sitting her thinking about it, I can’t remember much about Harry’s actions in the end of the last book.

    Rowling brought out her genius for that book. It makes my skin crawl when people compare her to that lady who wrote those vampire books.

    BTW, did you see that interview with Rowling where they walked her through the apartment she lived in while she wrote her first book? When they went into the bedroom, her books were on the bookshelf of the current tenant. That was cool.

  3. deb the Turtle says:

    That makes complete sense about Darth Vadar. Makes me remember when I was a girl and I had a crush on Darth – wonder what in the world Freud would have said about that? LOL

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