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Old September 14th, 2008, 5:15 pm
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Re: Snape and Lily: Joint Character Analysis v.3

I don't think anyone is disputing the sequence of events. In fact, the sequence as you laid it out, seems to make the point of TGW, as I understand it, seeing as how the chain of events starts with "1) Snape... " Lily could only have the chance to inadvertently create Love Magic, because Voldemort gave her a real choice to step aside.

And, as we have never seen Snape and Voldemort have this conversation, we have no idea whether he asked or begged. I could see either, and lean towards the latter. Because again, without seeing it, we do know that Snape was apparently not entirely satisfied with the outcome of that conversation. Otherwise, he would have no need to turn to Albus with a similar request, thereby taking huge risks (being killed by Albus, being turned in by Albus, and being discovered betraying the Dark Lord's plans, to name three).

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