Archived from on 21 July 2011. Fortunately he was carrying vials of Anti-Venom, Dittany, and Blood Replenishing Potions in his pockets. On the first day of school, he publicly humiliated Harry in front of his new classmates. I saw him call my mum that nasty name and even after he made a heartfelt apology; she refused to forgive him. It seems unlikely that a person so bright could not figure out his own psychology so as to untangle all the guilt and self-loathing he felt. It is also revealed that this is the reason that Snape had kept Harry safe throughout the series, even though his actions were mostly behind the scenes.
Once there Snape was hailed as a hero by Minister of Magic, , who promised that he would be duly rewarded. As we know, Snape was very knowledgeable in the Dark Arts when he first was accepted to Hogwarts. His personality combined the deep routed needs for power along with his bound allegiance to Dumbledore via his love for Lily. He probably killed many people for Voldemort. However he was always exceptional at the Dark Arts and presumably Potions and Occlumency.
I forget where I saw this question, but though it was a great one. Their talk as children implies that he saw her as something of an exception to the rule from the start. Harry administered them being very careful to make sure he didn't choke. So Lily died partly by his fault and he is heartbroken, and Dumbledore once again ruthlessly exploits it to ensure his future help, even though he broke his word to Snape in a way. There was no sound of the battle restarting, but suddenly Lily's head came up and it looked as if she was listening to someone or something. Likely, it has something to do with her disapproving of his Slytherin associates.
In the 5th book we learn that Snape has been doing some double agent sort of work for the Order of the Phoenix, but can we really trust a guy with that hair? Lily clearly has a degree of distance from Severus at this point. After Voldemort returned to life Snape and Dumbledore tried to convince the Minister for Magic, but Cornelius Fudge dismissed the idea. It was 'love' that would save us all. Would James and Lily be alive now if not for him? Snape fell in love with Lily as soon as they met. It was deathly quiet for about fifteen minutes and then suddenly there was the sound of people marching and cheering loudly.
Professor Snape's discussions with Dumbledore about his relationship with Harry and his feelings about Harry are sketchy. We gave them to him right away. In any case, even after Quirrell's true role is revealed, Harry retains feelings of suspicion and resentment towards Snape, and their relationship remains tense. As a child, Snape was apparently neglected and his parents often fought with one another. Snape sees Lily as his love, his girl, his one hope. In the final chapter, Dumbledore suggests that because Harry's father had saved Snape's life when they were both students, even though the two detested each other, Snape felt responsible for Harry in return.
Impossible for their son to have black hair Genetics is the same for muggles and magical-folk alike. Dumbledore, while aware of this favoritism and bullying nature, never stopped Snape from behaving that way with his students. Even Dumbledore acknowledged that wizards are sorted at a very young age into houses which define their relationships and their attitudes, even though they're not rounded people with experience because it's really experience that shapes a person's life rather than just personal qualities so although Snape had the choice of whether or not to turn to Voldemort, we should all be able to appreciate that he was in a way far more likely to go to his side than, for example, a Gryffindor, because of the company he kept, and the influence it inevitably had on him. That makes this flawed character a hero. People just didn't like Slytherins, and although this view is probably founded on some proper evidence it's still a prejudice that continued to split the community. He ultimately was a major factor in saving the day, but Snape was not particually a hero.
How many Horcruxes did he help find? Love hasn't brought you victory; it has brought you nothing but pain. . Harry pulled out other vials that he recognized as containing Blood Replenishing Potions. Article text c Girls in Capes. Phineas Nigellus, the least popular headmaster in centuries has traits in common with Professor Snape aside from their house of origin. Snape spent his early childhood living with his parents in a small house in.
He has shoulder-length, greasy black hair which frames his face, and cold, black eyes. Extreme provocation is, I think, the term. Lily ghostly hand clasped Severus' outstretched one, but she remained silent. Rowling still had an ace in the hole. It was obvious to Harry that she was attempting to think up another plan, but the problem was that they were out of options.