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Old September 28th, 2011, 9:43 am
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Re: Snape and Dumbledore: Joint Character Analysis

Originally Posted by mirrormere View Post
I'm at about 99.9% agreement with these sentiments--there's just one uncomfortable fact I can't shake off. I just cannot find where Snape ever calls Dumbledore by his first name. I can't find where he calls any of the "good guys" by their first names. First name use is, as far as I can tell, reserved for Narcissa, Bellatrix and Lucius. And I feel that means something.
I don't find it that surprising, given the different circumstances in which their relationships began. Lucius is a former schoolfriend, so Snape calling him and his wife by their first names seems natural to me. But there's a huge age difference between Dumbledore and Snape, Dumbledore is in a position of authority over Snape and, indeed, was actually one of his teachers when he was himself a pupil, so I think Snape calling Dumbledore "Albus" might seem as inappropriate and presumptious as calling Lucius "Malfoy" would seem cold and distant.

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