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Old September 19th, 2015, 7:41 pm
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Re: Snape and Dumbledore: Joint Character Analysis

Originally Posted by purplehawk View Post
Or maybe it was just that Snape, faced with the task of killing his mentor - the last person he truly cared about - was simply loathing the fact that he had to do it.
This. There's a parallel between this moment and the moment with Harry in the cave. Harry is described as "hating himself" as he force-feeds Dumbledore the potion. I suspect that Harry had a similar expression that Snape had. Throw in the fact that a killing curse takes an incredible amount of hatred to be able to cast it, and it's possible that this is the equivalent of Snape "psyching himself up" to do something that he needs to do but doesn't want to do.

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