KMD (keeni84) wrote in 7horcruxes,

Snape's turn

I was saying before how it was important to note WHEN Severus Snape turned away from Voldemort, and went to Dumbledore.

Reading online at The Floo Market, I found a timeline of Snape's life...with interesting results.

Severus Snape

The interesting bit I noticed was this:

1981(before October): (Snape) Approaches Dumbledore and offers to be secret agent for The Order of the Phoenix. Snape also applies for the post of Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher at Hogwarts; Dumbledore hires him as Potions Master instead (OP17).

So if this bit of information is true, that means that Severus Snape turned to Dumbledore BEFORE Lily and James Potter were murdered by Voldemort.

Which also means that it is likely that Snape was the one who tipped off Dumbledore to the fact that Voldemort was going to attack the Potters.

What do you think?

I'm also thinking back about Snape's Unbreakable Vow with Narcissa Malfoy. Shouldn't the vow have been served when Snape murdered Dumbledore? If that's true, why did Snape help Draco escape? He could have let the kid fend for himself, but he didn't.
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If Snape is really "good"...[which i hate to admit is probably true]...he probably saved Malfoy for 3 reasons.

1. to keep up the appearance of being a loyal Death Eater by not attacking or leaving malfoy on his own

2. he realized that Malfoy was, afterall, a true death eater. He wasn't a killer, as Dumbledore said - and maybe he hoped that he could help him "see the light" so-to-speak

3. Part of the Unbreakable Vow was to protect Malfoy wasn't it? Not just carry out his duty if he was unable to finish it.

...just some of my ramblings, tell me what ya think
See, I read the Unbreakable Vow as protecting Draco until the "task" was carried out. But then I guess the other interpretation would work as well.

But don't you find it interesting that no one ever really goes the route that "Well...maybe Snape loves Draco" or at least likes him enough as his favourite student to want to help him and his family in a time of need.

I mean, we obviously know that Snape has emotions (see reactions to Harry Potter/random Griffyndors) but why can't he have emotions that swing in the other direction?
I think you've got something.
Dumbledore knew malfoy wasn't a killer, and he seemed to think it was really important he not become one, so I think Snape was continuing Dumbledore's wishes there by spiriting him away.
i agree with your theorys. numbers 1 and 2 esp. i think that if Snape was just like " guys go ahead I'm..gonna go pretend I didn't kill Dumbledore." like...he had to go with the Death Eaters or otherwise be a 'traitor'.

also, I think that maybe the people back at Hogwarts might not believed him even if he was good if he stayed. He had no choice because he killed Dumbledore.
Hi, first post here, been a member since about a week after book 6 was released.

I just wanted to reply to the statement that Snape had to leave because no one would believe he didn't kill Dumbledore.

Well, Snape didn't know Harry was up there when he did the deed, did he? As far as Snape knew, the only witnesses were Death Eaters. If not for Harry, the Order might not have found out what really happened until too late.
Actually, Snape knew that Harry knew that he killed Dumbledore---or I think he could have made a good guess, judging by the wrath that Harry tried to impart upon him.

But there still is a good chance that Snape doesn't know that Harry knew...
But does Harry know that Snape didn't know that Harry knew? Or, more importantly, does Snape know that Harry would know that he didn't know what Harry knew?
BTW, Nice icon. Bebop rocks.
But does Harry know that Snape didn't know that Harry knew? Or, more importantly, does Snape know that Harry would know that he didn't know what Harry knew?

What other reason would Harry Potter be chasing Severus Snape then? Severus Snape was running--not fighting--and Harry attacked him. There would be no reason for Harry to attack Severus Snape otherwise.

Remember: Harry knows that Snape was a spy for Dumbledore, and Snape knew that Harry knew this. If things were normal, if Harry didn't know that Snape had killed Dumbledore, would he have chased Snape so fanatically? Probably not. Would he have called him a "coward"? Probably not.

Plus Snape can read minds. Hehe.

Right...That's probably true, I agree. The thing I said about Snape knowing that HArry knowing that Snape knowing..and so on...was a joke. ;)

Here's another question: Do you think Harry will end up killing Snape?