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Old June 27th, 2011, 9:58 pm
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Re: Severus Snape: Character Analysis Reboot v.5

Thanks for a new thread! at the tags.

Don't think I've answered this question before:
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Why do you think Snape was so reluctant to approach Lily? Would he have been interested in her if she had not been magical?
I think Snape was reluctant to approach Lily because he was an isolated, young boy; he didn't really know how to socialise and I think, even at that young age, a part of him knew it and that made him even more insecure/paranoid about talking to other people. I think the first thing that made Snape notice Lily in a positive light was her magical ability; if she was a Muggle, I think he would view her with the same contempt he did Petunia- partly because the rocky, unstable relationship he seemed to have with his father contributed to his prejudiced opinion of Muggles at that age. However, if he let himself meet Lily for long enough (if she was a Muggle) to know she wasn't at all like the portrayal of a Muggle he had encountered and created himself (embellishing negative traits his father possessed in his own mind), I think he may have grown to like her for the person she was. I believe Lily was the first way that Snape's unfair view on Muggles started to crumble; after the shock of meeting someone 'like him', he was simply drawn to her kind, spirited nature- that was such a contrast to what he usually experienced in his life.

Just my opinion.


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