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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!