theories re: snape killing dumbledore
January 26, 2007 1:42am CST
I recently replied on a discussion regarding the perception/feelings I have for Prof. Snape which gave me the idea to start this discussion since I replied there my theory for the episode wherein Snape killed Dumbledore. I said that I pitied Snape when I found out how the gang of Sirius Black and James Potter bullied him and I still pity him in spite of what he did to Dumbledore. I think that there is still a mystery to his character since Dumbledore trusts him or trusted him completely. Now, my theory is that Dumbledore is really not dead. I think that he and Snape made a connivance to avoid Malfoy from actually killing Dumbledore. Please post your theories here, who knows we might have correct theories as we are yet to find out in the final book. At least you will have witnesses to your theory.
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2 Jul 07
their are so many theories running around. some say that snape is good, some say he is bad. but i think snape is still on the good side. he and dumbledore had a prearranged decision. remember the argument they had. so that snape can join voldy's gang again and then pass on the secrets to the order.
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13 Feb 07
I also have pity for Snape. I was just rereading the scene where James and Sirius torment him in front of half the school. No wonder he is the way he is after his childhood--that would mess anyone up. I don't think Snape killed Dumbledore because he had turned on him. He had no choice. He was bound by that spell. Draco couldn't do it so Snape had to. I think Dumbledore already knew about the pact Snape was forced to make and knew he was going to die one way or another. Snape had to run because he was going to be a wanted man--no one was going to believe the truth after what happened. But when they were running away he warned Harry to stay safe, didn't he? He could have killed Harry or dozens of other people but he didn't. As I was re-reading book 5 I was wondering how Harry was going to survive without Dumbledore's advice and help he always gave and then I remembered the portraits. All the former headmasters have portraits at the school. He will live on in some aspect with that. I can see Harry going to the portrait for help, lol. But I wonder why some portraits are more intelligent then others. Some just wave and smile while others carry conversations and know stuff (like the ones in Dumbledore's office). Anyone know the reasoning behind that?
14 Feb 07
Thank you for your response. I am loving the development of discussions here. It makes me more eager for the last book. Lots of theories and speculations =) It is so exciting. You have a good idea there, Harry might communicate with Dumbledore through his portrait. Let's see if you're right. =) Thanks again!
30 Jan 07
im not sure about this one. i mean wasnt dumbledore buried? so therefore he would have been buried alive? hmm, i am looking forward to the new installment though. i think it will be good to finally find out if hermione and ron get together :D
12 Feb 07
I think snape was acting on Dumbledores orders when He killed Dumbledore. Dumbledore doesn't want to risk the innocence of Draco so he assigned Snape to do the task. This is when he knew about the unbreakable vow he Snape made with Narcissa. Even though harry was really doubting Snape's loyalty with Dumbledore, I think Dumbledore has his reasons for trusting Snape.
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9 Jul 07
I have just read through all of these responses and there's some really good stuff here. Someone mentioned the unbreakable vow, and this is a point that confuses me a little bit. If it hadn't been for that, then I would actually be more inclined to think of Snape as good. If Dumbledore was aware of the unbreakable vow Snape did with Narcissa to kill Dumbledore if Draco unable to do it, then there would be no reason for Dumbledore to plead for Snape to kill him. He would already know that per the curse it would have to happen. But then again, with the vow happening at the beginning of the book the way it did, if Dumbledore didn't know about it, then the whole book kind of unfolds as a predetermined thing, unbeknownst to anyone else. I could go on and on, but the fact is I just can't wait to read book 7 and find out for sure!