Well, this is my first meme, so I thought hey, why not just make up my own? So here it is, Worse Off Wednesday...
We all have problems, it's true, but it seems characters in books have it waaaaay worse. Whether it's a bunch of kids fighting for their lives gladiator style, or just a dude married to the most obnoxious woman alive (i.e. poor poor Mr. Bennett) I'm willing to bet that if you really think about it, you can find a character in the book you are reading right now who is worse off than you. So tell me, who is it?
For my first Worse Off Wednesday, I think I'm going to go with a classic, and probably one of my favorite characters in all of book-dom: Severus Snape (spoilers ahead, if you haven't read all of the books, beware!)
First of all, no one likes the dude, except maybe me. He's just not attractive (though I think Alan Rickman was more than attractive in Sense and Sensibility :) and the only woman he ever loved, up and married his nemesis and popped out a kid who totally hates him! Yes, his demeanor doesn't help his situation much, but nobody ever loved him so he's crotchety, give him a break! He made some stupid mistakes as a kid, fell into the wrong crowd, and now he's stuck playing a spy and living a double life, which does not turn out well for him. In summation: He's not attractive, he has no friends, he had a tragic love life, and he died. Poor guy. So while yes, I have problems, I've got it better than Severus Snape.
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