Harry Potter

Remembering Alan Rickman: A Look Back at Severus Snape

The Harry Potter Series ended with the departure of many of our favourite characters. It was a very delicate finish especially for those who were attached to all the characters since the beginning of Harry Potter. I was one of them and for me, Snape and Fred’s death were the hardest.

And this worsened when the man behind the Severus Snape i.e. Alan Rickman left the world two years back on 14 January 2016 because of pancreatic cancer. As I am a die-hard Potterhead, here is a post dedicated to giving tribute to Alan Rickman and remembering Severus Snape as he made our childhood awesome and memorable. If you are a Potterhead and you read until the end I have something very sentimental for you guys at the end of this post. I will try my level best to skip my thoughts and let the scenes and Jo Rowling speak for all what’s coming.

Without further ado, let’s take a look back at Severus Snape.

The Philosopher’s Stone


This was the first time we met Professor Severus Snape, at the first feast at Hogwarts.


Followed by this look. Now when I look at this, after knowing everything about Snape, it makes me so sentimental.


I can teach you how to bewitch the mind and ensnare the senses. I can tell you how to bottle fame, brew glory, and even put a stopper in death.

This is how we got introduced to Prof. Severus Snape. Even back then I felt like there was something spectacular about him.

Ah, yes. Harry Potter. Our new — celebrity.

The first time Snape talks to Harry

According to Victorian Flower Language, asphodel is a type of lily meaning ‘My regrets follow you to the grave’ and wormwood means ‘absence’ and also typically symbolised bitter sorrow. If you combined that, it meant ‘I bitterly regret Lily’s death’.
That’s where the love story began.. but none of us really noticed.

The Chamber of Secrets

Keeping an eye on Potter, wasn’t he?

So, the train isn’t good enough for the famous Harry Potter and his faithful sidekick Weasley. Wanted to arrive with a bang, did we, boys?

Most unfortunately, you are not in my House and the decision to expel you does not rest with me. I shall go and fetch the people who do have that happy power. You will wait here.



Snape was looking at Harry in an unexpected way: It was a shrewd and calculating look, and Harry didn’t like it. He was also dimly aware of an ominous muttering all around the walls.

The Prisoner of Azkaban

Mr. Moony presents his compliments to Professor Snape, and begs him to keep his abnormally large nose out of other people’s business.


The Goblet of Fire

These were the only two I was able to collect from HP4

The Order of the Phonix

Then you will find yourself easy prey for the Dark Lord! Fools who wear their hearts proudly on their sleeves, who cannot control their emotions, who wallow in sad memories and allow themselves to be provoked this easily — weak people, in other words — they stand no chance against his powers! He will penetrate your mind with absurd ease, Potter!

You applied first for the Defense Against the Dark Arts post, is that correct?


But you were unsuccessful?

The Half-Blood Prince

Severus … please …

Snape raised his wand and pointed it directly at Dumbledore.

Avada Kedavra!

The Deathly Hollows

He wasn’t a coward.

He was the most loyal person in the story.


The green eyes found the black, but after a second, something in the depths of the dark pair seemed to vanish, leaving them fixed, blank, and empty. The hand holding Harry thudded to the floor, and Snape moved no more.

The — the prophecy . . . the prediction . . . Trelawney . . .
Ah, yes. How much did you relay to Lord Voldemort?
Everything — everything I heard! That is why — it is for that reason — he thinks it means Lily Evans!
The prophecy did not refer to a woman. It spoke of a boy born at the end of July —
You know what I mean! He thinks it means her son, he is going to hunt her down — kill them all —
If she means so much to you, surely Lord Voldemort will spare her? Could you not ask for mercy for the mother, in exchange for the son?
I have — I have asked him —
You disgust me.

And what will you give me in return, Severus?
In – in return?

Snape gaped at Dumbledore, and Harry expected him to protest, but after a long moment he said,


I have spied for you and lied for you, put myself in mortal danger for you. Everything was supposed to be to keep Lily Potter’s son safe. Now you tell me you have been raising him like a pig for slaughter —

But this is touching, Severus. Have you grown to care for the boy, after all?
For him?

Shouted Snape.

Expecto Patronum!

File:Severus Snape casting a Patronus.gif
From the tip of his wand burst the silver doe. She landed on the office floor, bounded once across the office, and soared out of the window. Dumbledore watched her fly away, and as her silvery glow faded he turned back to Snape, and his eyes were full of tears.

After all this time?
Always, said Snape.

This blog post made me so emotional that I cannot say much. At the end, I will just ask all the Potterheads to raise their wands in the honour of our beloved professor, Severus Snape.

That’s it for today’s post. Do tell me if you want me to do some more Harry Potter related posts.

Oh yeah, this post made me so emotional that I almost forgot about the special surprise. I will leave you guys here with the Sentimental video of Severus Snape. Stick around for more and I shall see you soon.

Thank you so much. I really appreciate your time. Enjoy the video and show love to this post.

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