Absolutely. Completely.Originally Posted by Hermoine Jean Granger
I think that since the Dark Lord had told him to go to Hogwarts to spy on Dumbledore, he thought it was a capital idea to be a double agent to ensure Lily's protection.Originally Posted by Hermoine Jean Granger
I think he took the position because he was ordered to do so.Originally Posted by Hermoine Jean Granger
Although Snape seems to hate children and despise teaching a lot of the time, I think he probably actually liked his Ravenclaw/Hufflepuff classes (the former being smart enough to grasp the material, and the latter being hard-working enough to study it until they got it). I think he probably liked his sixth and seventh year classes, which is probably a large part of why he went so far out of his way to eliminate "unworthy" students from his NEWT level classes. Remember, he'd only take students who scored an E or an O on their Potions OWL; Slughorn took anyone who passed, though.
Now, I think this is important if you're writing Snape teaching students like Bill Weasley (who got OWLs in all twelve subjects), Nymphadora Tonks (who had to have passed Potions NEWT to become an Auror), Cedric Diggory, Cho Chang or Percy Weasley (also Head Boy).