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Old August 21st, 2008, 10:30 pm
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Re: Severus Snape: Character Analysis v.8

Originally Posted by PerfectDystopia View Post
Well, that is really up to the opinion of each of every person.

Maybe his life is a tragedy, but to me, I find the irony in his life to be so great, that is transpires beyond tragedy, to a state of dark humor and schadenfreude. But hey, that's just me.
Rather than humor, I would call it tragic irony.

His only friend marries his worst enemy - that's ironic, and also tragic.

Then he unwittingly comes close to destroying only woman he loves, then he tries and fails to save her - through no fault of his own, because her death is caused by Peter Pettigrew and Voldemort.

Snape was killed due to the schemes of two old men and their obsession with the Deathly Hallows, which he didn't share. His death was bloody, violent, senseless, and meaningless because he was never the Master of the Elder Wand. And that's as tragic as anything in Shakespeare.


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