Neville. My dad is in the hospital so I understand that kind of pain, all be it less so. Everyone understands the pain of losing your parents. Their is an instinctual understanding of death people seam to have. When your parent is insane, in the hospital you have to explain that to everyone. They always end up saying the same thing. "At least their not dead." People try an cheer you up by telling you that it could be worse. It's awful. I think that's why he never told anyone about his parents. Yes, Harry was abused as a child. However after he learned he was a wizard he would just tell himself that they hates all wizards, and were wrong. Neville's Grandmother told him that he was nothing, and didn't measure up to his parents. Even worse Neville believed it. All his life Neville was alone because no one understood what he was going through. He disliked himself. Snape hated him, not because of something that happened, but because he wasn't as 'special' as Harry. Everything everyone ever did made him feel like nothing. As sad as Harry's life was, once he turned 11 Harry had hope. Harry had something to look forward to. Neville spent his life trying to live up to everyone around him, he struggled to do everything. Even though he wasn't the chosen one he felt like he had to fight just as hard against Voldemort. It's a life I understand too well, and it's not a fun life to live. Neville gives me hope for myself. Love you forever Nevile. <3
sorry for your dad Ren!! hope he gets better!
Hope your dad gets better x
Yup,correct....that was wonderfully told...Neville's no doubt is the sadder one..your dad will get better ren :)
and like Neville, you too are gonna rock!!
It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.
I,therefore,award Neville Longbottom 1 point....(should have been a lottttt more than 1...:(...)
I agree too... Neville's life is much sadder than Harry's...
SNeville. My mom was in the hospital for Long time when I was eleven. And has been in an out by chance since. We didn't see her a lot so I get his pain about not being there. Plus his parents Are alive and they don't know him that's got to be tough.
Aww. I understand. Here is a hug for you. *hugs* You shouldn't feel any guilt about not being with her more, she is your mother, and wouldn't want you to feel upset about it. She wouldn't want you to spend your life in the hospital with her either, she wants you to enjoy your life wile you can. I'm sure of it. :)
I gotta say that Harry's was pretty sad.
But probably Neville.
I know what's like to have somebody you love in the hospital since my good friend died of cancer not to long ago.
It really sucks, it's probably almost as bad as somebody you love getting murdered.
ok i have to agree with all of you guys, Harry had more than Neville when he learned he was a wizard, Neville was considered to be nothing, and i have to say that that sucks, i love Neville he is so very innocent and adorable, but one thing i should say, Snape's story was as sad as Neville's, he was abused by his drunk father, and then the love of his life was married to the man he hates most then killed by his dark lord, i shouldn't really be changing the subject, so Neville, yup i think Neville has a sadder story than Harry, he ended up being THE BEST teacher EVER (after Snape and Macgonagle) :) love this question Ren!
Thank you Becca. :)
Harry's parents died, Neville's parents were alive but didn't even know him. It is so much easier to come to terms with someone being gone from your life when they are dead, because you know they have no way of coming back. However, when the person is still alive, but you have no way of speaking to them, it is a lot harder to come to terms with. It is nearly impossible to accept that you can never speak to someone again if they are still alive. For that reason, Neville's is the sadder story.
Harry spent seven years of his life being chased by dark wizards because his mother died to save him and his wand just happened to be 'brothers' with Tom Riddle's wand. He just so happened to be spoken of in a prophecy, and all of a sudden he was constantly running away from death. At least Neville didn't have that to worry about! For that reason, Harry's is the sadder story.
Harry and Neville had opposite upbringings. Harry was brought up doing magic by accident, and being punished for it, whilst Neville was brought up surrounded by magic, but not showing any signs of it himself. Harry was told not to ask questions about his parents, whilst Neville was brought up being told how great his parents were.
They both had a lot expected of them: Harry because he was 'The Boy Who Lived', and Neville because he was Frank and Alice Longbottom's son.
I think I'm gonna be annoying and awkward and sit on the fence for now, but I'll have to have a good think about this.. I'll be back!