Angie (allaboutsoul) wrote in sevenhorcruxes,

Snape...behind a cut just in case...

My mom read the whole book, and she still thinks Snape is a "double agent." He did seem really hesitant to make the final part of the Unbreakable Vow...I just don't know. What are your thoughts?
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Wish I knew... at first I was convinced that he was acting on Dumbledore's orders.... i've just started rereading it... just finished the second chapter... the one in which he makes the Unbreakable Vow... now... I'm not so sure...
No one really knows for sure if Snape is good or bad - theres evidence for both sides. First off, he was always interested in the dark arts as a younger person, and has had a grudge against the Potters for ages, yet he's now helping them for Dumbledore, not using the dark arts and everything? Honestly not many people would be that if they were of such a personality. Unless there was some interest in Lily (she did stand up for him in those memories Harry saw), I see no reason why he would feel inclined to be a good guy.

If Snape is in fact more put out to be good than evil, and he is working for Dumbledore, he is definitely the only one who would be able to do it. He's great with Occlumancy and Leglimancy, etc, so possibly voldemort couldn't read his mind and know his true intentions. Then neither could Dumbledore, though, perhaps he is stronger.

In this case, I think Snape would have no choice but to make the unbreakable vow, in order to gain total trust in Narcissa and Bellatrix. Theres even the possibility he didn't really know the secret plan too much and that by gaining their trust he learned more about it from them.
the part about snape's hand twitching while making the vow is one of the reasons that i think he's 'good'. why would JKR have put that in there if he's not? unless she wants us to have these discussions.... however, i'm going with innocent until proven guilty. yes, dumbledore's death might, to some, equal proven guilt HOWEVER i'm still waiting for the "final battle."