Why Remus Lupin was better than Severus Snape
Remus wasn’t dealt the best hand in life as he was bitten and turned into a werewolf around the age of five and grew up without friends until he reached Hogwarts. His friends died around the same time (well he thought Peter was dead) and his other friend Sirius had betrayed them all (at least that’s what he and everyone thought. Of course he didn’t really but he didn’t know that). He struggled to find work and didn’t have a lot of money. Some people were mean towards him.
Remus could have easily become a very cruel and bitter. He could have given up and not even tried to help Harry or stop Voldemort. Yes, he did try and kill Peter with Sirius and I’m sure there were other things he did that were questionable or not the best decision anyway. But mostly he was a good person. And yet, despite all these things Remus didn’t do that. He dealt with the life he had, not by taking it out on others or being a bully. He tried to help Harry. He remained a good person. In the end he got the life he wanted, though briefly. He married and had a son, although life was cruel again and he didn’t get much time with him.
Snape on the other hand was rejected by a woman he loved who didn’t love him in that way in the end and also didn’t approve of him associating with the dark arts and death eaters etc and he hated James (understandable because James was mean though) so decided to bully the students he taught particularly Harry.
And that’s why Remus is one of my favourite characters.