Snape and Dumbledore in HP6
>My theory is that Dumbledore's death is faked. (Snape has some way of
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> And I too suspect that Snape is still an undercover good guy, though
> I'm not sure how this works.
suppressing the actual Avada Kedavra curse.) A couple of suggestive
pieces of evidence:
1. Just before Dumbledore's assasination, he's explaining to Malfoy
how they could fake his death.
2. Harry thinks he sees a phoenix rise joyfully from Dumbledore's pyre.
3. The Avada Kedavra curse leaves no marks on the body, so the faking
is easy (particularly if some of the other teachers are in on it.)
On the other hand, I don't see how this would be at all consistent with
the Unbreakable Vow that Snape makes to Narcissa. Perhaps there's some
way around it, given the circumlocution that Narcissa uses ("the
deed that the Dark Lord has ordered Draco to perform" --- perhaps
Voldemort has given more than one order to Draco?)
> What strikes me is that, while everyone knows Snape hated Harry's father,That definitely has the ring of truth.
> nobody seems to consider that he may have loved Harry's mother.
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> >> My theory is that Dumbledore's death is faked. (Snape has some
> suppressing the actual Avada Kedavra curse.)Another interesting possibility. Could Snape be saying Avada Kedrava
while countering it with a different unvoiced spell?
And yet, I don't believe this. The theme of accepting death has been
too consistent for me to believe that Dumbledore hasn't also
followed that path. He had been saying that he was getting old, and
in the first book he more or less said that Nicolas Flamel's death
wasn't a tragedy because it was his time.)
The phoenix doesn't fake death. It dies, and is renewed from death
to rebirth. The first time Harry sees the phoenix, Dumbledore says
it's high time the phoenix burned & got on with it. Maybe -- just
MAYBE -- Dumbledore will be back, but if he does return, I bet it
will be a return from death (like Gandalf -- or Christ), not a ruse
Pauline J. Alama
THE EYE OF NIGHT
(Bantam Spectra 2002)