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Old March 4th, 2011, 4:18 pm
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Re: Severus Snape: Character Analysis Reboot v.4

Originally Posted by silver ink pot View Post
I think Snape was trying to toughen up Neville. Toads are actually potions "ingredients" in the Wizarding World, so you can't get too emotionally attached to them. But in my opinion Trevor was never in any danger from Snape, and was actually in more danger that some kid would throw Trevor in a vat of boiling liquid.

Snape makes Neville disembowel toads in one of the books as a detention. That's pretty good practice for killing that big snake a few years later. JMO
The difference between Trevor and any old toad is that Trevor is Neville's pet. Neville has an emotional attatchment to him, just like how other students have emotional attatchments to their own animal companions. Say cats and owls were used in potions. Does that make it alright for Snape to take Hedwig, Crookshanks, or even little Pigwidegon and test possibly lethal potions on them? It's not "toughening up", it's plain bullying.



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