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Old July 22nd, 2004, 4:33 pm
wavy  Undisclosed.gif wavy is offline
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Originally Posted by lorna
haven't been on for a few days but thanks Darkillness for finding the quote.
But it raises a question?
Rowling did not say we shouldn't feel to sorry for Snape, she said
we shouldn't think him too nice.
That is not the same thing.
Keep in mind, too, the timing of JKR's quotes. Early on, before GOF, she said he was a horrible horrible person, but there was more to him than meets the eye and we should keep an eye on him. Then, we find out in Book 4 that he was a DE who spied for the Order.

After OOTP, she says basically the same thing - that he is not nice and that he's worth keeping an eye on.

The fact that he isn't nice is not a real surprise is it? What I find interesting is the fact that she said there was more to him than meets the eye and to keep an eye on him before Book 4, when all we knew about him was that he wasn't nice.

So I don't think this means we can necessarily expect him to do something bad just based on her post-OOTP quote. It may just mean he plays an important part in the upcoming books or that he will continue to surprise us as readers (but remain a not very nice person).

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