The Half-Blood Prince

The Half-Blood Prince

“You dare use my own spells against me, Potter?  It was I who invented them–I, the Half-Blood Prince!”

Severus Snape after interrupting Harry's attempts to cast Sectumsempra and Levicorpus (HBP28: Flight of the Prince)


This quote is interesting because it's a great example of Snape's irrational anger, as it pertains to Harry Potter.  He lashes out at Harry, first, for his seeming impertinence--using Snape's own spells against him--and then reveals that he is the Half-Blood Prince.  He knows that Harry didn't already know he is the Half-Blood Prince, thus the creator of those spells.  But, irrationally, he chooses to attack Harry for his audacity, even though Harry is clearly operating on manic instinct alone.


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