#PotterheadJuly – Character Appreciation Post

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Hello everyone, hope you’re all doing well! 🙂
Today’s blogpost is really exciting because it is going to be all about HARRY POTTER ❤ I am taking part in #PotterheadJuly, which is an event hosted by Aentee from @ readatmidnight and this event will last all throughout July in preparation for the release of Harry Potter and The Cursed Child! Throughout the whole month, different bloggers will be uploading blogposts talking about different Harry Potter related topics. The topic that I have chosen is ” Character Appreciation Post “
I will be linking Aentee’s blogpost down below where you’ll find the posting schedule for all the different #PotterheadJuly posts and there will also be a #PotterheadJuly twitter chat on Juy 31st for the release of HP and The Cursed child, so do join in on that 😀 Let’s get started with today’s post!
#PotterheadJuly schedule – https://readatmidnight.wordpress.com/2016/06/14/potterhead-july-blog-festival-schedule/
The character that I have chosen to talk about today is………… * drum roll * NEVILLE LONGBOTTOM 🙂 Neville is actually one of my favourite characters in the Harry Potter series and I feel that he can be under appreciated at times!
Just a little background about Neville, he’s a Gryffindor and was born on 30 July 1980 to Frank and Alice Longbottom. Unfortunately, his parents were tortured to insanity by four death eaters and were sent to St Mungo’s Hospital, leaving Neville to be taken care by his grandmother. His parents were tortured because Neville was one of two infants ( the other was Harry ) referred to in a prophecy made by Sybill Trelawney about a person with the power to defeat the Dark Lord. He attended Hogwarts at the same time as Harry and he is portrayed as a very shy and clumsy person 🙂
So, why do I like Neville’s character?
I really really admire him for his bravery. Even though he comes off as someone who is really shy, we can still see that he’s someone who stands up for what he believes in and he’s just really selfless. One example of his bravery would be during Deathly Hallows Part 2, where he gives his speech to Voldemort. Neville took up the courage to face Voldemort and fight for his belief that Harry will still help them and to be honest, I don’t think many would have had the courage to do that and that was one of my favourite Neville scenes ❤ I loved seeing how much his grew as a character throughout the series.
There was also an incident where Draco played a prank of Neville and when the trio asked him to report to McGonagall what Draco did, he said he didn’t want to cause any more trouble. LIKE, WHO DOES THAT?! I honestly think that this is another significant moment because Neville was just able to let it go and put the matter behind him. Lastly, Neville is someone who just really treasures his friends and would literally do anything to help 🙂
That is all for today’s post and I hope you all enjoyed it!! 🙂 Do remember to check out the #PotterheadJuly hashtag on Twitter for other blogposts and the twitter chat. Also, let me know in the comments who is your favourite character in Harry Potter ❤ Bye!



20 thoughts on “#PotterheadJuly – Character Appreciation Post

  1. I love Neville so much. I love that he represents a different kind of Gryffindor, he wasn’t as confident or outspoken as other characters who were in the same house, but his strength was really in his kindness and in his convictions. Great post!


  2. I love that the Gryffindor contained so many different personalities and JKR went at lengths to show that bravery comes in all different shades. Neville is one of my lowkey favourites, I loved how he persist even in the face of awful odds and mockery. The scene at St Mungo’s with his mum brought tears to my eyes omg. I love that JKR gave him his moment, and I love all the parallels between him and Harry. I’m also so happy he found peace and confidence within himself by the end of the series. Beautiful post, Rachael! Thanks for reminding us why this wonderful character is so awesome. And thanks so much for participating in PotterheadJuly! 💕

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  3. I think we all have a soft spot for Neville somewhere in our hearts. ❤ The fact that Neville and Harry have so much in common has added value in that while we might see people in our own lives like Harry, he isn't the only picture of bravery out there. Yes, Harry fights against Voldemort and displays his great deeds for all the world to see, but Neville fights back against the little bits of evil in themselves. He is just as great a hero and in a completely different way. And that is so important to remember.


  4. Neville’s character development arc throughout the series is one of my favorites! I love it when Dumbledore gives Neville the 10 points needed to push Gryffindor ahead of Slytherin in the House Cup in the first book for Neville standing up to Harry, Hermione, and Ron when they’re sneaking out of Gryffindor House after hours and will probably get caught and lose Gryffindor more points. As Dumbledore says, “it takes a great deal of courage to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.” Neville stood up for what he believed to be right, even when it meant standing against his friends. I think it’s often even more difficult to stand up to friends when they’re doing something wrong because you don’t want to run the risk of losing them as a friend. Thanks for celebrating how awesome of a character Neville is!

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  5. Neville Longbottom is one of the best character in HP and he has a really visible development in the series. I really don’t understand why he’s so underappreciated. He stand up against the trio on the first year, he lead DA in the 7th book against the Death Eater that invested the castle, and he’s one of the pioneer for DA in the 5th book. He’s a trully amazing character❤

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