July 19th, 2005

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Regarding Severus Snape

Rather than repeat what others are saying, I simply want to take a moment and applaud some of the fine new analyses appearing about the Severus Snape scenario in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. To these I can only add my agreement.

"Theories (and Spoilers)" by garlandgraves

"The Martyrdom Has Begun - did we not see this coming?" by logospilgrim

"Dumbledore's Man" by emily_anne

The Case Against Evil by sunnysky

"HBP Initial Reactions" by penfold_x

"More HBP Thoughts" by katiescarlet

Of course there are many more out there, but I believe these are some of the earliest and best.

And now, shamelessly stolen from logospilgrim, rather appropriate quotes for the day:

My enemies say of me in malice,
"When will he die and his name perish?"
And when one comes to see me, he utters empty words,
while his heart gathers iniquity;
when he goes out, he tells it abroad.
All who hate me whisper together about me;
they imagine the worst of me.

Psalm 41:5-7

Do not condemn. Not even if your very eyes are seeing something, for they may be deceived.
St. John Climacus

"It has happened that men have sinned greatly in the open, but done good deeds in secret, so that those who would disparage them have been fooled, with smoke instead of sunlight in their eyes."
St. John Climacus
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