Re: Unbreakable Vow?
- From: Troels Forchhammer <Troels@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: 27 Jul 2005 18:23:11 GMT
kevinmader@xxxxxxxxx enriched us with:
Spoiler space for HBP (26 lines):
> Dumbledore doesn't seem to know about the vow when malfoy is
> talking to him. Malfoy says Snape made a vow with my mother or
> something like that, and Dumbledore just responds thats what he
> would tell you.
Heaven forgive my stupidity, but you're right.
" 'Why didn't you stop me, then?' Malfoy demanded.
'I tried, Draco. Professor Snape has been keeping watch
over you on my orders -'
'He hasn't been doing /your/ orders, he promised my
'Of course that is what he would tell you, Draco, but --'
'He's a double-agent, you stupid old man, he isn't
working for you, you just think he is!'
'We must agree to differ on that, Draco. It so happens
that I trust Professor Snape --'
'Well, you're losing your grip, then!' sneered Malfoy."
[Draco and Dumbledore, HBP-27 'The Lightning-Struck Tower']
Even clearer than the extra text in the Scholastic/Levine edition --
Dumbledore does /not/ know that Snape has taken an Unbreakable Vow, and
when told by Draco (as he was probably told earlier when he 'listened
to Harry's story with an impassive face') he does not believe it.
And yet we know it to be a fact.
So we have here one very clear case where Dumbledore's trust in Snape
is definitely misplaced.
We also have a case where Snape has successfully kept a rather
important secret from Dumbledore -- having promised to kill the man,
In addition we have learned that Dumbledore did not, when he was
talking to Malfoy, have any intention of dying.
So Snape kills Dumbledore with the most evil curse in Potterverse
against Dumbledore's wish, and people will still believe that Snape can
be acting for the greater good?
Sorry, but this is where Emerson's 'word of the day' is more
appropriate than Rowling's 'desparate hope'.
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