||[Jan. 10th, 2006|10:04 pm]
Harry Potter Theories
I had posted this in my LJ a while back, when I had just finished reading HBP. After seeing JKR's latest interview that on all the fansites today, I was reminded of this post and decided to put it out in this community to see what you guys made of it.|
I was wondering how much would Dumbledore have confided in Snape about the horcruxes. Surely Snape would've known something about Dumbledore's adventures out of Hogwarts, especially since Dumbledore goes to Snape after he injured his hand in the course of destroying the ring. Wouldn't he have been interested in knowing what kind of dark magic Dumbledore was dealing with, to sustain such an injury? Even after they procured the fake locket, Dumbledore was pretty insistent that Snape would be able to help cure Dumbledore from the effects of the poison he'd drunk. I wonder if Snape was already aware that Dumbledore had gone on a horcrux hunt and would possibly need Snape's help when he returned back to Hogwarts, that fateful night.
The direction I'm headed with my speculation is this:
If Snape is aware of the horcruxes, I have a theory that he may be instrumental in destroying some of them in book 7.
These are some of the reasons I think why:
1.After killing Dumbledore and fleeing to Voldemort, he's able to convince Voldemort of his loyalty towards him and get closer to Voldemort. This may enable him to find out the locations of the other remaining horcruxes from Voldemort himself.
2.All the horcruxes are guarded by some really powerful dark magic and even an accomplished and clever wizard like Dumbledore couldn't reach them without sustaining serious injuries. Harry would surely need help to identify and break the powerful spells without killing himself in the bargain. After Dumbledore, Snape seems to be the most cleverest and accomplished wizard who has the capability to understand and destroy dark magic.
3.It is not necessary for Harry to find or destroy all the horcruxes. Harry mainly needs to destroy the final piece of Voldemort's soul, the other horcruxes can be destroyed by anybody as proved by Dumbledore and possibly RAB.
4.This is the best way Snape can redeem himself to Harry and the other members of the order.