HP:DH - My ReviewHP:DH - My Review7 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
THE FOLLOWING TEXT CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS. DO NOT SCROLL DOWN UNLESS YOU HAVE FINISHED THE BOOK OR ARE WILLING TO BE SPOILED. CONSIDER THIS FAIR WARNING.
That Snape Boy.
We had been right all along. He was Dumbledore's Man, through and through. He had acted on Dumbledore's orders, but I knew from the moment he cast that spell that he would die.
Although our favourite character was redeemed, we fans paid a terrible price for it. JK took this wonderfully ambiguous and seemingly multi-layered character, and flattened him. Snape turns out to be a weak man - blackmailed and unable to let go of an all-consuming obsession with a childhood love. He borders on downright pathetic. His last act alive is to command Harry to look at him so he can die with "Lily's eyes" on his.
I was so frustrated by all of this that I burst out in tears.