Jesus. I have enough family problems to splatter paint allover a canvas, call it modern, and have people stare at it in deep thought.
James and Lily:
To establish the story line as well as to show orphans of war.
To show Voldemort's mercilessness.
To show Harry's lack of guidance/parental figures.
To show the death of a great leader can't stop a war.
To show the end of Harry's childhood.
To show the death of a soldier.
To show even the smallest of creatures can die a Hero's death.
To show that some deaths you just can't get over. And that's okay.
Tonks and Remus Lupin:
To reestablish orphans of war.
To show that the good die young, even when they aren't supposed to.
To show that you can always change your ways. Always.
Other teenagers on a Friday night:
Party, alcohol, drugs and sex.
Me on Friday night:
Cake, movies, my best friend and tumblr.