Persuasive Essay On Severus Snape

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Severus Snape Persuasive Essay

Although Severus Snape held the key to defeating the evilest wizard alive, he was not a good-hearted person by any means. Some might say, “But he did it on Dumbledore’s orders!” While he kept his secret, he still held a grudge against the 4 marauders and loathed anyone who was related to them. He took every chance possible to show this loathing and called the girl who he supposedly loved the worst insult possible. All these things are not nulled by the single action of giving the boy who lived the information he needed at the time.
So, what did Snape commit? Well for all the years that he was potions teacher he continually tormented Harry and his friends. For example, in their 6th year, he insulted Harry, his father, and his godfather multiple times by saying, “Your father was a SWINE.” As well as “How touchingly paternal, Black. Perhaps Potter will grow up to be a felon, just like his godfather!” This tormenting continued throughout all of school.
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It was not even love, he grew an unhealthy obsession for her and sometimes even insulted her. This is shown when he calls her a mudblood, the worst insult possible to a wizard, multiple times, “I don't need help from filthy little Mudbloods like her!” This among other times are all shown in Snape’s memories. Some people think that he still loved her. However, proof that he didn’t and was instead obsessed with her is shown in their patronuses. James and Lily’s patronuses were a doe and a stag, these are soulmates. Snape’s patronus on the other hand was a doe, the same as Lily. This is shown in both his memory, and confirmed when Harry says it to Voldemort in the final battle scene. So Snape did not love Lily, he was obsessed with her which was not healthy at
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