"Not for the first time, a argument had broken out over breakfast at number 4 Privet Drive."
If you've been around me for any length of time, you know my theory on Dementors. But Mom-Nos brought up another yet-unsolved dilemma: Snape, friend or foe?
I haven't liked Snape since the beginning. However, J.K. Rowling is surprising and tricky with her characters. As she reveals more and more about Snape, he becomes more, not likable, but tolerable. Knowing his background, how he was bullied by James Potter, how he had to defend his half-blood heritage in full-blood Slytherin, can almost build an understanding of how he became such a bitter adult. A reader can almost identify with his pain.
Snape is an extremely talented wizard. He is a skilled potion-maker, occlumense, and creator of useful spells, as we learned through the inadvertent loan of his potion-book in The Half-Blood Prince. But is he good or evil?
He turned out to be on the side of good in Sorcerer's Stone. Despite his hatred of Harry, he helped him out of trouble in The Order of the Phoenix.
After Half-Blood Prince, well, I still can't trust the guy.
I'm still rooting for Harry to take on and defeat Voldermort. I just hope Snape doesn't get in the way. Stumble It!