❝ See, Rowling largely operates Harry’s generation in a clear system of parallels to the previous generation, Marauders and all. Harry is his father—Quidditch star, a little pig-headed sometimes, an excellent leader. Ron is Sirius Black—snarky and fun, loyal to a fault, mired in self-doubts. Hermione is Remus Lupin—book smart and meticulous, always level-headed, unfailingly perceptive. Ginny is Lily Evans—a firecracker, clever and kind, unwilling to take excuses. Draco Malfoy is Severus Snape—a natural foil to Harry, pretentious, possessed of the frailest ego and also deeper sense of right and wrong when it counts. And guess what? Neville Longbottom is Peter Pettigrew.
Neville is a perfect example of how one single ingredient in the recipe can either ruin your casserole (or stew, or treacle tart, whatever you like), or utterly perfect your whole dish. Neville is the tide-turner, the shiny hinge. And all because he happens to be in the same position as Wormtail… but makes all the hard choices that Pettigrew refused the first time around. Other characters are in similar positions, but none of them go so far as Neville. None of them prove that the shaping of destiny is all on the individual the way he does. ❞
Emily Asher-Perren (via margaerystyrells)
This is brilliant! I actually hadn’t thought about it like that before. But maybe Luna is Severus. They both share a weirdness (though of a different kind), they are unpopular, they come from broken families and they are both dreamers (again in a different way) with the difference in the situations being that Harry accepted Luna while James ridiculed Severus.
I read this as a kid and it had a really significant effect on me and and it’s a big influence on my world view and I still think it’s the most beautiful and profound thing anyone’s ever said about beauty
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i get so offended when people dont like my favorite characters
i get even more offended when people think they love them more than me
Hey remember that time the Mayor turned into a giant snake and ate Principal Snyder? Man, that was awesome. I knew I liked that guy.