I have been a Harry Potter fan since the 2nd grade. However, as I have grown, the characters have become more complex as my cognitive complexity has become more sophisticated. As a child, Snape was simply pure evil to me. However, as the series progressed, and I got older, I came to see that the distinction between good and evil had a lot of grey area, and I came to respect the good in Snape, despite shades of evil in his life. My personal constructs have become more nuanced.
14 of the most heart-breaking quotes from 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child'
/* we raise our wands, & bid farewell to our dearest professor Snape. Such a tremendous loss of an amazing actor. Alan Rickman, you will be sorely missed ART PRINT Severus Snape Harry Potter illustration by SubjectArt
One of the most powerful messages of the series, mainly because it's not absolute - you can love Snape and admire the right choices he did make, but you have to accept that he didn't always make the right choices, or made them for the wrong reasons. Good on you, JK.