Snape’s Secret Message

On October 27th, 2016, a secret message was revealed by the beloved character Severus Snape from the Harry Potter series. In the books, Snape is a complex character, and his secret message was no less complicated.

Snape’s message was revealed when he said, “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 symbolizes bitter sorrow.”

By combining these two flower symbols, Snape’s words can be interpreted to mean “I bitterly regret Lily’s death.” Lily was the mother of Harry Potter, and Snape had a deep love for her that was never fully revealed. His secret message was a way of expressing his sorrow for her death.

The use of Victorian flower language is a fitting way for Snape to express his emotions, as it was a popular form of communication during the Victorian era. The language was used to send secret messages to loved ones, and it was a way of expressing feelings that could not be spoken.

Snape’s secret message is a powerful reminder of the complexity of his character and the depth of his feelings for Lily. It is a touching reminder of the love and regret that Snape had for her, and it is a reminder of the power of flower language.



J. K. Rowling

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