Feeling Justified

Posted by Mike Merritt in Books on

By clicking on the link to see the extended entry, you confirm that you will not murder me for revealing plot details of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

Well, like I said, today I’d either be feeling justified or somewhat disappointed I had made my entry defending Severus Snape.  That said, it was so worth it!  Even though I slipped on a couple details (though how could anybody know that Snape would be killed to further Voldemort’s goal of controlling the Elder Wand?), I was right on pretty much everything else.  As I said, a lot of the theories weren’t new.

Still, I had gotten myself wondering by the time Snape joined in to the Harry flight fight.  I thought I had my worst fears confirmed when Snape was installed as Headmaster.  But, now we know the reasons behind all of this.  Still, I was a bit astonished that the reason Snape was killed was not because he was found out, or for Harry’s revenge, but to further a goal of Voldemort.  Basically, he was killed because of Voldemort thought he was the wand’s master (which he was not).  Sort of a sad reason to go, begging at Voldemort’s feet, and not even in a fight (for either side).  Still, I feel he’s been completely redeemed, especially after handing the memories over to Harry.

Probably starting tomorrow, I’ll be doing some reviews of the final book.  I’ll talk about what I liked, what I didn’t like, where I thought things were strong and weak, and theorize over questions that were not answered.

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