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mondo joe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-18-05 01:37 PM
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44. I thought Snape was still pretty obviously on Dumbledore's side.
Here's why:

1. Dumbledore has some reason to trust Snape absolutely.

2. Dumbeldore did not fear death and would not have begged Snape to spare him - his begging was for Snape to do something. And that something, I believe, was to deal Dumbledore the final blow which at once:

a. Prevented Malfoy from going down that ultimate bad path
b. Secured Snape's place in the Death Eaters (exactly where Dumbledore wants him)

3. Snape reacted so strongly to being called a coward - because he knows he's not a coward - in fact he is taking on the single most dangerous role in the entire fight against Valdemort.

4. He saved Harry yet again - by preventing him being killed by another Death Eater
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  -*SPOILER ALERT* Let's discuss Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince RubyDuby in GA  Jul-18-05 09:41 AM   #0 
  - I sort of expected the ending, but there were a few things I didn't expect  Lavender Brown   Jul-18-05 09:45 AM   #1 
  - True, but I mean Dumbledore?  RubyDuby in GA   Jul-18-05 10:00 AM   #4 
     - Maybe he can still be contacted via his portrait in the office  Lavender Brown   Jul-18-05 10:19 AM   #10 
        - I agree  RubyDuby in GA   Jul-18-05 11:35 AM   #39 
           - Alan Rickman plays the best villains.  YellowRubberDuckie   Jul-22-05 07:55 PM   #86 
  - Okay, first, why does he break up with Ginny to protect her? (SPOILERS)  jobycom   Jul-18-05 09:56 AM   #2 
  - I think Snape will be redeemed in the 7th book.  intheflow   Jul-18-05 10:01 AM   #5 
  - He did seem  jobycom   Jul-18-05 10:23 AM   #13 
  - On that  catbert836   Jul-18-05 10:29 AM   #19 
  - I'm thinkin that's where their argument came from  malmapus   Jul-18-05 11:06 AM   #26 
  - Yes, I'm kind of thinking this, too. n/t  soothsayer   Jul-18-05 11:08 AM   # 
  - I think it was a mercy killing.  xmas74   Jul-18-05 05:55 PM   #71 
     - DD couldn't heal completely...  thom1102   Jul-20-05 08:19 AM   #79 
        - Bingo!  xmas74   Jul-20-05 03:12 PM   #83 
  - In regards to Snape and DD  malmapus   Jul-18-05 10:04 AM   #6 
  - I'm such a romantic, Ginny was my main focus through most of the book  jobycom   Jul-18-05 10:27 AM   #17 
     - I'm sure Harry and Ginny will hook up in the end.  intheflow   Jul-18-05 10:31 AM   #21 
  - I think Snape did exactly...  Hell Hath No Fury   Jul-18-05 11:15 AM   #30 
  - Good call!  XemaSab   Jul-18-05 11:22 AM   #33 
     - "You can't apparate/disapparate from Hogwarts."  Orsino   Jul-18-05 05:11 PM   #68 
  - Agreed  XemaSab   Jul-18-05 11:17 AM   #31 
  - Spoliler thread in Fantasy Lit Group up as well.  intheflow   Jul-18-05 09:58 AM   #3 
  - Wow. Thanks for the link  RubyDuby in GA   Jul-18-05 10:12 AM   #8 
  - Harry as Voldermorts Horcruxes?  malmapus   Jul-18-05 10:06 AM   #7 
  - The Fantasy Lit group also wondered about that.  intheflow   Jul-18-05 10:22 AM   #12 
  - I was thinking the opposite  malmapus   Jul-18-05 10:25 AM   #15 
     - I Also Thought V Might Have Done That...  VogonGlory   Jul-18-05 10:55 AM   #25 
  - Rowlings said Harry will live through the end of the last book  jobycom   Jul-18-05 10:31 AM   #22 
  - She also has repeatedly asked  XemaSab   Jul-18-05 11:24 AM   #35 
  - Hermione Granger--Future Headmistress of Hogwarts???  VogonGlory   Jul-18-05 04:55 PM   #67 
  - I was thinking exactly the same thing  SharonRB   Jul-18-05 11:21 AM   #32 
  - This is what I'm thinking too...  Lumily   Jul-18-05 02:19 PM   #56 
  - Q:  zbdent   Jul-18-05 10:17 AM   #9 
  - A: Sirius Black, Harry's godfather (not uncle), was not a werewolf.  intheflow   Jul-18-05 10:20 AM   #11 
     - Thanks for answering my incorrectly done question  zbdent   Jul-18-05 10:27 AM   #16 
  - It blew my mind.  catbert836   Jul-18-05 10:23 AM   #14 
  - Regulus Black  intheflow   Jul-18-05 10:29 AM   #18 
  - Wow. I didn't remember that.  catbert836   Jul-18-05 10:30 AM   #20 
  - Great memory!  SharonRB   Jul-18-05 11:23 AM   #34 
  - That is exactly what I was thinking...  thom1102   Jul-20-05 08:27 AM   #80 
  - I knowit!  XemaSab   Jul-18-05 11:27 AM   #36 
  - I loved the whole "Stan Shunpike" sequence  jobycom   Jul-18-05 10:37 AM   #23 
  - So...  Lavender Brown   Jul-18-05 10:53 AM   #24 
     - Neville could of been the one  malmapus   Jul-18-05 11:08 AM   #27 
     - They said that it was interesting that he chose Harry.  xmas74   Jul-18-05 06:02 PM   #72 
     - But Neville isn't THE ONE because he wasn't chosen to be.  mondo joe   Jul-18-05 01:39 PM   #45 
     - Neville Longbottom and the Sorcerer's Stone?!  thom1102   Jul-20-05 12:10 PM   #82 
     - Say...is your screenname after the Lavender Brown in the books?  KitchenWitch   Jul-20-05 08:30 AM   #81 
  - Here is another thread on the book.  Rainbowreflect   Jul-18-05 11:11 AM   #28 
  - I finished it, too  SharonRB   Jul-18-05 11:14 AM   #29 
  - W the Wretched  XemaSab   Jul-18-05 11:28 AM   #37 
  - "Wretched Man" Dubya! (WMD for short)  Lisa   Jul-18-05 03:46 PM   #65 
  - Ha! I noticed that too  RubyDuby in GA   Jul-18-05 11:32 AM   #38 
  - Gonna have to read it again  MN ChimpH8R   Jul-18-05 12:12 PM   #40 
  - Yup, wanted to pound Snape into paste myself  malmapus   Jul-18-05 12:30 PM   #41 
  - I thought Snape was still pretty obviously on Dumbledore's side.  mondo joe   Jul-18-05 01:37 PM   #44 
     - Yeah, but  XemaSab   Jul-18-05 01:44 PM   #46 
     - I don't buy it at all. Not much to support it, and much to the contrary.  mondo joe   Jul-18-05 01:52 PM   #48 
        - I'm keeping an open mind  XemaSab   Jul-18-05 02:02 PM   #51 
           - That's one reason this was my least favorite of the series!  mondo joe   Jul-18-05 02:20 PM   #57 
     - So the idea presents itself-->  Twillig   Jul-18-05 02:19 PM   #55 
     - Yes, I considered the Unbreakable Vow. But I suspect there's  mondo joe   Jul-18-05 02:22 PM   #58 
     - I thought about that  Solly Mack   Jul-18-05 02:23 PM   #59 
     - The problem with the unbreakable vow  XemaSab   Jul-18-05 03:00 PM   #64 
     - IF Snape is spying, who is he reporting to.  dbonds   Jul-21-05 03:40 PM   #84 
     - The reason DD trusted Snape so completely, IMO  MN ChimpH8R   Jul-21-05 04:45 PM   #85 
  - A Pity About Snape In A Way  VogonGlory   Jul-18-05 12:33 PM   #42 
  - This was my least favorite of the HP series - all just set up for the next  mondo joe   Jul-18-05 01:31 PM   #43 
  - I agree with all your critiques of this book.  intheflow   Jul-18-05 06:55 PM   #75 
  - I'll never like Snape - regardless  Solly Mack   Jul-18-05 01:46 PM   #47 
     - I adore Snape.  mondo joe   Jul-18-05 02:00 PM   #49 
     - If you say so  Solly Mack   Jul-18-05 02:02 PM   #50 
     - Me too  XemaSab   Jul-18-05 02:10 PM   #53 
        - add me  crimson333   Jul-19-05 11:39 PM   #77 
     - and why didn't snape  XemaSab   Jul-18-05 02:05 PM   #52 
        - I wondered that, too  Solly Mack   Jul-18-05 02:12 PM   #54 
           - It never ceases to amaze me  XemaSab   Jul-18-05 02:43 PM   #60 
              - There isn't much series left...  Lavender Brown   Jul-18-05 02:45 PM   #61 
              - I agree! I love those books for that just that reason!  Solly Mack   Jul-18-05 02:53 PM   #62 
                 - Thanks!  XemaSab   Jul-18-05 02:58 PM   #63 
                 - Sirius is / was my favorite  malmapus   Jul-18-05 04:18 PM   #66 
                    - One of my favorite details in the series  XemaSab   Jul-18-05 05:25 PM   #69 
                    - I liked BC Jr as Moody better than the actual Moody  Solly Mack   Jul-18-05 05:37 PM   #70 
                       - Also, BC Jr  XemaSab   Jul-18-05 06:09 PM   #73 
                          - Yeah, but when he subbed for DADA he also gave homework  Solly Mack   Jul-18-05 06:34 PM   #74 
                             - Interesting points  XemaSab   Jul-18-05 07:18 PM   #76 
                                - I can see Snape being on the good size but one thing has stuck out  GreenJ   Jul-19-05 11:52 PM   #78 
 

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