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Save your breath -HPspoiler- by kyla79 Save your breath -HPspoiler- by kyla79
Another fanart of my favourite scene in Deathly Hallows.
More to come!

Poor Snape... I hate Lily for breaking his heart (though I love her character, it's just so sad for Snape...)
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I need to thanks :iconphoq: for the wonderful textures and tips she recently gave! thanks a lot, pal!!
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:iconladysuzaku:
This is a beautiful picture and captures the scene perfectly. You really feel Snape's desperation to make himself heard and Lily's feelings of being clearly fed up with Snape's behavior.

As badly as I felt for Snape, he brought it on himself. Yes, James acted like a jerk, so did Sirius. but there were other factors unrelated to them that played a role in Snape becoming a Death Eater. That was made painfully clear from when he and Lily first boarded the train to Hogwarts.

You can feel badly about Snape having a rotten childhood. You can sympathize with him being bullied ( I was bullied myself). However, keep in mind that, not only did James save Snape's life (he was nearly killed by the Whomping Willow when he tried to find out where Remus wa going); James grew up. So did Sirius. Neither of them were particularly proud of how they acted and admitted it (at least Sirius did) and began acting civilized. Snape, however, kept down his path of darkness.

Lily had been expressly clear; she made excuse after excuse for Snape all the time, for years, by the sounds of it. Starting from when they were children up until their fifth year, when Lily was finally pushed to the breaking point when Snape, her 'best friend', called her Mudblood.

And it was James Potter, the big-headed idiot who was picking on Snape, who snarled at him for daring to sling that word at Lily.

That moment where Snape called Lily Mudblood was the last straw of many. So even though it was sad what happened, Lily cannot and shouldn't be faulted for breaking off her friendship with Snape because he showed he wasn't about to change, despite Lily's best efforts to get him to see the damage he was doing.
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:iconsilnroz:
You can't just apologize for something like that, and that's not even covering that Snape isn't the kind of man that deserves forgiveness.

He was using the dark arts and Lily was willing to look over that. He then expressed belief in an ideology that wants her and everyone in her family murdered. Severus Snape made his bed and he was to big a baby to lay in it without trying to make the rest of the world miserable alongside him.

His entire character is based off three things, His justified hatred of James Potter, his unrequited crush that he should have let go of over a decade before the series, and his monstrous behavior in the classroom to Harry and other students. if you tack on his reasons for being doubly cruel to Harry you get a character that should have just died a death eater. he didn't deserve redemption.
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:iconlordgodsservant:
I think the simple fact was that, yes he was a horrible despicable person most of the time, but that he did have a better side (though it was barely ever shown.)  The true centerpoint of the whole series can be summed up in one word, "love."  Lily's relationship with him was the most, possibly only, beautiful thing in Snape's life.  But he chose eventually to let his hurts and fears define him, to mold him into an increasingly horrible person.  And it cost him Lily, a price he privately realized was never worth the cost.  So he became a Death Eater.
BUT, he eventually made the right choice, to fall back on and protect Lily, and eventually Harry because of that beautiful thing that was the brightest spot in his life.  I think he's more realistic because he isn't pleasant really.  Yes, he was horrible and despicable to Harry because he reminded him so much of James who had made his life miserable.  But behind the scenes, he did braver things than anyone Harry knew so that Harry could live.  
So in the end, I was happy for his redemption, he may not have been a knight in shining armor, but in his own way, he was a good man.
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:iconsilnroz:
Slapping a new coat of paint on a building doesn't change the fact it's lined with asbestos.
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maly40 Sep 3, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
poor snape, he didnt mean to insutl lily like that
he loved her... :(
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:iconfanatiact-rex:
When I read this part, I keep thinking, "Lily, just accept his apology. He took the time and effort to camp outside of the common room just to apologize to you for something he said by accident. He's truly sorry, can't you see it in his eyes? You're his only true friend. He would never try to harm you." He probably would have avoided becoming a Death Eater if he hadn't lost Lily as a friend.
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:iconladysuzaku:
From the sounds of it, nothing Lily did or said made any difference before. Snape was hanging around students who would later become Death Eaters before this event and it was unlikely he would walk away from them. He'd called other Muggle-borns Mudblood before her and there were clear incidents where he participated in harming other students.

Snape wasn't going to change. Not even for Lily and she realized this the instant he called her that name.
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:iconkuramaloveryum:
I know what Snape said was wrong, but he did it accidently, out of anger and embarressment. Lily knew she was his only friend and I honestly think that if she'd forgiven him, she could've pulled him out of that dark, bitter cycle (he had reason to be anger and bitter of course, but look where it led him T.T ) I wished she'd forgiven him, he was so sincere. I understand that she was justifiable in her anger, and it could've taken even a few weeks for her to forgive him, but...I don't know, it is all so complex and you caught that wonderfully. I don't know if you did this on purpose but I like the kind of tired, strained look of Lily's eyes.
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OliviaTheDragon Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yeah i know wut u mean!! I would have forgiven him... :/
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:iconkuramaloveryum:
I would've too. After having a very long talk with him and keeping my eye on him.
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