vampbball wrote:Hi all. December, I'm not sure where to put this, because I wanted to discuss Edward and a character from another series (Harry Potter), and I don't know if it will be of general interest.
Anyways, with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I coming out, I've been re-reading the book. I've always loved Severus Snape, but this time his tragic situation kept reminding me a bit of someone, and I finally realized today that he reminds me of Edward. I know that sounds very strange: the unattractive, unkind Snape being compared to Edward Cullen. But man do they have some similar qualities. They love loyally, beyond all reason or hope. They're unhesitatingly brave. They both have a cynical view of the world, and especially of their own natures. They both have access to power and have used it against humans, and both later repented. Finally, they both have sensitive, discerning minds; they see underlying motives quickly (though Bella is a blind spot for Edward). Edward is nicer and better-looking than Snape, and those qualities allowed him to be treated better than Snape, but really they're made from the same anti-hero mold.
I will say, though, I don't think Edward could have pulled off what Snape did; Snape has a core of steel and no Bella to lose.
Esme echo wrote:Edward's consideration for others was one of his major characteristics. Even during his rebellious years he cared which humans he took down. He lived on a much higher plane than Snape. Edward was truly a monster who governed himself ruthlessly; Snape was a normal warlock, who allowed himself to become a monster. (Can you imagine Snape as a vampire? He would have been of the worst sort! Aro would have loved him!)
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