Lord Voldemort may seem like a strange character to have as one of your favourites, but if Voldemort didn’t exist, then the story of Harry Potter would never have existed either. I’m not sure that’s the sort of world I’d want to live in.
Even though Voldemort is pure evil, he’s the sort of character that I’m sure every actor would love to play. He’s so twisted and inhuman, it’s the sort of character I would love to play. There really would be no boundaries, and Ralph Fiennes certainly pushed the character of Voldemort to the extreme.
If you think about it, Voldemort was basically an abused child who had absolutely no one to turn to. When Dumbledore found him, it was already too late – his mind was already clouded with darkness.
He had no family. He lived in a children’s home with kids that spotted and picked on the child that was different. He didn’t know what it felt like to be loved and in the end, he had no interest in finding out. He was a damaged child that turned into a damaged adult. He learnt of his family history and decided there and then to follow in their footsteps, no matter what the consequences. It just proves how a little love and good education can have a severe impact on how a child grows up.
For example, Harry Potter grew up in similar circumstances to Voldemort and yet he grew into a kind and well-loved young man. His family hated him and he had no friends whatsoever, but he never turned bitter about it. He knew that those were his circumstances and was optimistic that his life would get better.
Perhaps if Voldemort had had a different sort of childhood, he wouldn’t have turned into a raving maniac, but we’ll never know. And as I said before, without Voldemort, I wouldn’t have grown up reading and watching such an incredible story.
If you love Harry Potter as much as me, then I think you’ll enjoy the video below. Voldemort, Voldemort, Ooo, Voldy, Voldy, Voldy, Voldemort.