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Old February 4th, 2010, 3:50 pm
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Re: Severus Snape: Character Analysis v.14

Re: ccollinsmith's description of Snape's bravery and ignisia's observation that Harry would understand.

This is a huge parallel between Snape and Harry that I'm sure has been discussed before - they both calmly walked into situations they knew could, perhaps should, result in their deaths. Of course Harry, in retrospect, understood Snape's bravery. Snape's bravery was the same as his.

Re: SIP's drawing the parallel between Frank Bryce and Snape.

I had never thought of that before. They did both approach danger calmly. In this Harry parallels them both. Both Snape and Frank stayed in places where they were at least mistrusted, if not disliked. JKR tries to show Harry paralleling this as well. He stays with the Dursleys through necessity, and even though he has great support at Hogwarts, he also has to deal with a lot of negative press.

The parallels between Snape and Harry are too many for me to believe that it was unintentional on JKR's part.

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