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Old February 12th, 2011, 4:43 am
SadiraSnape  Female.gif SadiraSnape is offline
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Re: Severus Snape: Character Analysis Reboot v.4

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Originally Posted by Yoana View Post
I think he was responsible - if he weren't, his redemption story arc holds little value or power.
I don't think it's a case of who is or isn't actually responsible; the redemption arc is about Severus believing he is responsible, accepting that responsibility, then literally spending the rest of his life trying to rectify that error. What started as doing Right due to guilt about Lily gradually transformed into doing Right for the sake of what is Right.

And that's the true redemption of Severus Snape -- expanding his viewpoint beyond how his actions could affect one person into how the actions of others could affect many, and what he could do to stop it.

Standard JMHO, YMMV disclaimer applies.


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Last edited by SadiraSnape; February 12th, 2011 at 4:48 am.
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