Well, I noticed it has been awhile…and with the season in mind, this has also been on my mind: Why is the animal of Ravenclaw an eagle, and not a Raven? While on that subject, why a lion and not a griffin either? It is a school of witchcraft and wizardry…mythical creatures would not be that great a leap. Heck, just looking at Scotland’s unicorn, even Muggles are down with mythical creatures…unless this is also a hint that maybe, just maybe, Scotland is where wizards and Muggles openly coexist?
Coincidence? I think not!
See, I am not alone in this:
That is right, Harry Potter has been on my mind lately. I partly blame the costume theme idea going around at work, but it could also be that most people can relate to the series. Not surprising really (and yes, shocker there is a series on Harry Potter and philosophy, if you are curious).
Another sidenote: notice the hatred for she who is uptight and wears pink contrasted with Bellatrix. We can almost forgive Bellatrix’s crazy as she was touched, maybe even in love, compared to the micromanaging and just strict lawful evilness of Umbridge. Just saying, there is a greater implication going on there.
The series just encompanses so much we can all relate to and/or learn: growing up, finding yourself and being true to yourself, loss, empathy, continuing in the face of adversity, sacrifice for the greater good (and in Voldemort’s case power itself), etc.
For me it is some of the humor through the drama that keeps it real, and “human” as even the greatest of wizards can be flawed. Enjoy a smile or two, beginning with snarky and sarcastic Snape (check out my alliteration, woot!) :
And a little more for you:
Professor McGonagal and her shapeshifting ways:
Then there is this thought that at times, I confess I wonder:
And finally, these two bits of truth that can keep you going:
There is always hope, hang in there…
And of course, there are those for whom we say, “always.”
He did such an outstanding job portraying the subtleties that Snape always had a hidden agenda, a good guy all the way through, but we did not know until the end. He was only given a glimpse from the author that there would be something deeper to the character, that he was more complex than what the surface revealed. Hence the fandom now goes:
Even after all this time…always.