Severus Snape,the missing piece of puzzle of the Harry Potter series.He is also perhaps the most crucial character in the whole series and after its completion,many readers' favourite.In short,he is JK Rowling's masterstroke.
But to be frank,even a few days back I could not even sympathize with Severus.In the initial books he was just a menacing person who gives the trio a hard time without really any proper reason.He was not even a just professor always favoring his own house students.Harry didn't like him either of course & suspected his involvement in the many dark things that start happening right from Philosopher's stone.But I believed in the conviction of Hermione Granger and Albus Dumbledor and knew not to distrust him.
Things started getting complicated from the very beginning of Half-Blood prince and after the end of it I decided I should start considering Snape as the bad guy.
As Deathly Hallows finally revealed the true identity of Severus Snape,I unlike many of the readers of the series failed to sympathize with him.I kept thinking he deserved what he got in life.He was inclined towards the darker side from a very early age and readily chose the path that he knew would tear him apart from the person that he loved.Later he repented and reformed and i thought "why wouldn't he?".He wouldn't have left Voldemort if Lily had been spared.I was actually pissed off when he confessed that even after all those years he didn't care for Harry even a little bit.He caused the demise of a woman he loved but even after her death he couldn't resonate with her child because he hated the father.His hatred was stronger than his love,i thought.
But the opening scene of Deathly Hallows 2 allowed me to open up to him a little bit more than i ever did.The scene where he watches over the kids with the beautiful Lily's theme playing in the background.It just showed how really alone he was.I realized that Lily Potter has been the only person he ever could relate to.She was his only friend ever.To save Harry from harm he alienated himself from the whole world.All his life he has been a lonely soul and Lily's theme (which is the most beautiful and heart wrenching piece of music i have heard in a long time) expressed the sorrow in his heart.
People talk about Prince's tale scene to be the best in the movie.But for me the opening scene is beyond epic.it helped me to finally forget my grudge against Severus Snape and feel his pain.