“Professor of Brooding” – a Teacher’s Take on Professor Snape
Nov 11, 2005
Posted by Melissa AnelliUncategorized
MSNBC has an amusing essay on the classroom stylings, behaviour and attitude of Professor Snape. Contributor Mary Beth Ellis writes that he is
a man who dressed for occult success; you canâ€™t swing an appointment as an instructor in Defence Against Dark Arts when youâ€™re trolling the halls in a teal cardigan and loafers.
This is not to say that Snape doesnâ€™t care about his students’ education, in a sarcastic, uncheerful, I-hate-you fashion. He’ll even save a life here and there, as long as you donâ€™t try to hug him or talk to him or walk within a five-mile radius of him afterwards.
But why all the hatin’, Snape? Fan speculation includes the usual psychological analysis: Bad childhood, massive crush on Harry Potter’s mother, massive hatred for Harry Potter,s father, wound up with Brett Favre as his starting quarterback in the Hogwarts office fantasy league.