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Sectumsempra: An Analysis of the Heroic Trans-formation of Severus Snape
Heroic Transformation: How Heroes Change Themselves and the World (2019)
  • Jake C Cardwell, University of Richmond
Abstract
This chapter seeks to examine the character Severus Snape and his heroism. I will go about this task by analyzing Snape’s life and legacy, and judging him through several lenses of heroism science. Most importantly, the goal of this discussion is to determine whether or not Snape is truly a “hero.” Whether you love him or hate him, Severus Snape is one of the most recognizable literary characters of the twenty-first century, and his morality and merits are still talked about by fans of the Harry Potter franchise. I will use traditional archetypes and theories of heroism science to determine who and what Snape really is: a hero or a villain.
Keywords
  • Snape hero or villain,
  • Severus Snape,
  • Harry Potter hero
Publication Date
2019
Citation Information
Jake C Cardwell. "Sectumsempra: An Analysis of the Heroic Trans-formation of Severus Snape" Heroic Transformation: How Heroes Change Themselves and the World (2019)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/scott_allison/95/