-Harry Potter and the Philospher’s Stone. Chapter One ‘The Boy Who Lived’ (Page13)
Dumbledore’s Funny Moments.
Behind the scenes for Goblet of Fire. (2005)
Happy 71st birthday to Sir Michael John Gambon, who played Albus Dumbledore in Prisoner of Azkaban and subsequent films following the death of Richard Harris. Enjoy your day, sir!
Here we are now, 14 years later, and we can all recognize the truth in Dumbledore’s words.
This is how you successfully piss off most of tumblr in one picture.. Haha.
It’s like one of those “what’s wrong with this picture?” puzzles.XD Three fandoms in one…
Perhaps Hermione reminded him of Lily? I don’t mean to imply that he was attracted to Hermione, but there are similarities between her and Lily. Lily came from a muggle family, was clever*, compassionate, strong, and stood up for what she believed in. Before her friendship with Severus ended, she stood up for him and later she was counted among those who had defied Voldemort.
Another reason is Snape trusted Dumbledore just as the others did (perhaps not as wholeheartedly and fondly, but it was trust). Dumbledore always suspected Voldemort would return. How strange would it be for Snape to be fair to muggle-borns and then, later return to Voldemort’s side in his already tricky position?
Snape had been a person who was proud of his magical side and ashamed of his non-magical side based on his actions and self-proclaimed name as the half-blood Prince. We don’t know if he ever completely shook off his prejudices and we know he carried his resentment of James and Sirius for years.
I’m not saying any of this justifies his treatment of Hermione, but it’s my take on it.
*Just a side note:We don’t know if she was as clever Hermione in almost everything.