Thursday, July 21, 2011

JK Rowling's Greatest Creation

is, I believe, Snape. The way she maintained the tension over his true character for the entire seven books is remarkable. And Harry's gesture regarding Snape at the end (of the last book -- I haven't seen the movie yet) is incredibly poignant.

1 comment:

  1. Agreed.

    What do you think about Snape's characterization of Dumbledore? Do you see Dumbledore as someone who was "using" Potter?

    Dumbledore tries to dismiss Snape's assertion, but Snape's actions, in terms of protecting Potter's well-being, make me think that he had a pretty good read on Potter and those who surrounded him.

    In that light, I think the first and middle names should have been switched.


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