Re: Snape: evil or not evil?
- From: gjw <gjw@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 02 Mar 2007 00:19:07 GMT
On Thu, 01 Mar 2007 16:23:34 GMT, "Kenny"
"Green-Eyed Chris" <cwlNO@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
I used to think that too. Now I believe that he has, and always has had,
his own personal agenda with Voldemort.
I agree, he's always had his own agenda, but I'm kind of curious what it
But the Scrooge analogy just
doesn't work for me, having been chosen, by acclamation, to read his role
in our legendary junior high school public address system broadcast
production of 1963. IIRC, Scrooge missed his chance with a young lady who
might have loved him and the Ghost of Christmas Past pointed to his error
many decades later.
When I used the Scrooge analogy, it was how he went from a nasty old creep
to an all-round good egg. I wasn't really drawing any other parallel.
Personally, I don't think that Snape had any kind of Scrooge-like
transformation. He is still a miserable wretch, as we can plainly see
by the way he treats everyone around him.
What happened is that he did one good thing in his life. He cared
about one person enough to risk his life to try to save her. Which is
better than nothing. But that, in my opinion, was the extent of his
good acts. As soon as she was dead, he went back to being a foul
curmudgeon, and just refocused his black thoughts on getting revenge
against her killer.