Character Connection is a weekly meme hosted by Jen at The Introverted Reader every Thursday. It’s where we get to discuss our favorite book characters and what we love about them! And through the month of October, Jen is running a contest for character posts written about villians!
Watch out for Harry Potter spoilers throughout the post!
Bellatrix Lestrange. We all know her. We all loathe her. While I don’t think the movies (or anything else) could ever do the books justice, Bellatrix is the one character that really came to life for me through the movies. I think it is because Helena Bonham Carter does such a fantastic acting job!
She was born into one messed up family: the Blacks. Too bad she didn’t hang out with her cousin Sirius, she might have turned out differently. Anyway…she follows along with her family into studying the dark arts…being sorted into the Slytherin house, and then eventually becoming a Death Eater.
The two things Bellatrix is most known for are torturing Neville’s parents into insanity and killing Harry’s godfather (her cousin) Sirius. She couldn’t have picked two more beloved and loyal characters to mess with. Sirius dying at the end of the 5th book is one of the first truly devestating events in the series. And messing with Neville? Come on. It’s like torturing a puppy.
In a completely awesome scene in the last book, she finally gets killed by the fabulous Molly Weasley.
In my opinion, Bellatrix Lestrange is the scariest character in the series behind Voldemort. She is seriously insane. Every word out of her mouth sends shivers down my spine.