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Old December 3rd, 2010, 8:34 pm
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Re: Severus Snape: Character Analysis Reboot v.3

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Originally Posted by leah49 View Post
Ah, the anti-hero quote. That doesn't mean villian (which would be the opposite of hero, I suppose). What exactly would that be?
An anti-hero (I think) is a character that is somewhat contradictory to the aspects that a typical "hero" type character is considered to have.

So, if we take Snape into this, he is often petty, vindictive and cruel to other people (in my opinion) and these are not qualities that a hero is expected to have- making him an anti-hero.

I think his whole redemptive arc, ability to love deeply, his courage and (by at least DH) his desire to do what his right show that he is a hero- but his other aspects of his personality make him an anti-hero.

Just my opinion.


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