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Details From Harry Potter and the Cursed Child That Make No Sense

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Bringing Snape Back is Cheap

Harry Potter Controversies

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One of the very best things about the entire Harry Potter story is the character of Severus Snape, who nobly sacrifices himself for Lily Potter, whom he loved all his life. It’s Snape who reinforces the themes at the story’s heart, reminding us all that love is more powerful than any other force.

The decision made in Cursed Child to bring him back in a world ruled by Voldemort is shameless. It’s an easy way to use one of J.K.’s most potent characters to make us all nostalgic and weepy. Don’t get me wrong, it does that. That doesn’t mean we should admire the effort.

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