Was Snape really on Dumbledore's side or was he an opportunist?
June 20, 2009 8:34pm CST
Possibly one of the most intriguing character in the entire series.Was Snape really on Dumbledore's side or did he position himself in such a way that he could eventually shift to the side that emerged victorious.Because of his skills in Legilimency he could have tricked either Voldemort or Dumbledore or possibly both.There are two instance where Snape could have made both(Voldemort & Dumbledore) beleive he is on their side. 1.Dumbledore's death. 2.When Snape tells Voldemort that he will bring Harry potter to Voldemort in the 7th book. Throughout the series there was no clear and definite stance of Snape's loyalty.The author switched him from one side to the other. Maybe,at the final seconds of his life he could have moved over to Dumbledore's side.
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21 Jun 09
No he was on Dumbledore's side.It is clear from the fact that he know every single detail of the 'order' but he never passes it to dumbledore.Moreover he helps harry to get the sword.So how can you call him a opportunist.He was one of the most troubled character of the book .I have so much pity on him.
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25 Jun 09
Snape was really all the while on Dumbledore's side. And to some extent I guess he also grew fond of Harry in his own way. Remember that Dumbledore when asked how he was so sure of Snape's loyalty to the Order couldn't quite explain it without exposing the whole story prematurely.