Lily has been dead for 15 years, so Dumbledore says “ after all this time ” ( meaning Severus still loves Lily after 15 year?) With a look of anguish on his face, Severus replies “ Always ”, meaning he has loved her always . He loved her as a child, a school boy, and still now, even after her death.
Dumbledore watched her fly away, and as her silvery glow faded he turned back to Snape, and his eyes were full of tears. “After all this time?” “Always,” said Snape.
Not Snape. My heart has just sank. Many quoted one of Snape’s most powerful lines: “Always”, from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows , in which the professor reveals his undying affections for Harry’s mother, Lily. For you Professor Snape, the “bravest man I ever knew.”
” Always ” just implies that Snape still thought about Lily. It implies that he had experienced damnation to protect Harry, so Lily’s penance wouldn’t go futile. He didn’t care for Harry, because he felt that he was pretty much as irritating and vain as James. Snape’s patronus was a doe because he adored Lily.
Is Hermione Voldemort’s Daughter ? No. Plus, Hermione Granger has parents and Rowling clearly established both her heritage (she is Muggle-born, unlike Voldemort ) and her family.
Narcissa Malfoy’s very dangerous lie Draco Malfoy’s mother Narcissa was cold, cunning and devoted to the Dark Lord. When Harry survived Voldemort’s Killing Curse for the second time, Narcissa pretended he was dead so she could get to Draco .
Snape called Lily a mudblood because he was angry and frustrated. He wanted to show that he could take care of himself and that he doesn’t need the help of a girl. He didn’t want to show people or let them think he was weak.
Lily chose James because James proved so unyielding in his loyalty and selflessness to anyone important to him. Snape could never do that while she lived. Only after her death did he finally learn how.
Simply put, Dumbledore asked him if he still loved Lily , “after all this time”. Replying to this Snape said he always loved her, in short, “ Always ”. That meant, Snape was still in love with Lily , even after so many years of her death, i.e. after all this time. And Snape replies, Always .
In the [Deathly Hallows] book, Snape’s dying words to Harry were “Look at me”. Right then we did not realize the significance of his words but in the very next chapter when Harry goes through Snape’s memories in the Pensieve, he comes to know how much Snape loved Lily.
Now, as firmly established, Snape was not the greatest fan of Harry , but that didn’t mean that he ever stopped loving Lily. Dumbledore was surprised that Snape seemed to care for the boy. With a swish of his wand, Snape conjured up a Patronus) – Lily’s Patronus, a doe. ‘Always,’ he said.
Despite the ending of their friendship, Snape still loved Lily . The deep, unrequited love Snape held for Lily for almost all of his life also influenced his Patronus, which took the form of a silver doe – the same as hers, caused him to spy on Voldemort for Albus Dumbledore.
Harry asks, “Will you stay with me?” Lily says , “ Always .” Is this a reference to Snape? No. It is a reference to a mothers love for her son. She will always be with Harry until he joins her in death.
Alan Rickman knew Severus’s secrets before we did The late, great actor, who portrayed Snape through all eight Harry Potter films, was privy to some information about his character long before any of us knew what Snape’s fate would be.
Case study 2: Severus Snape A doe. And in his final battle with Lord Voldemort, Harry explained the significance of this to his adversary, and to us: ‘ Snape’s Patronus was a doe,’ said Harry, ‘the same as my mother’s, because he loved her for nearly all of his life, from the time when they were children’.