is severous snape really harry's dad im so confused did he just love lilly

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No! Unequivocally no. Severus Snape is not Harry’s father. J. K. Rowlings, author of the Harry Potter series, went to a great deal of trouble creating unique characters who shared common connections. Professor Severus Snape was the head of Slytherin house. He was also a former Death Eater. While Dumbledore trusted him, Harry didn’t, and consequently neither did the readers. Suspicions were aroused at every turn by the level of enmity Snape felt toward Harry, but a piece of the puzzle was revealed when readers learned that Snape had a crush on Lilly who had eyes for no one but Harry’s father. Snape was not Harry’s father. One might consider Snape as a covert operative under deep cover, as the reader learns of his ultimate mission in the final book of the series.


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atyourservice | Student

No, james potter is harry's dad. Snape just had a crush (a very very BIG crush) on harry;s mother.

crystaltu001 | Student

Severous Snape is NOT Harry Potter's father. He was in love with Harry's mother, Lily. Harry's true father is James Potter. Snape was the one who gave information to Voldemort about the Potter's home in exchange for Lily's life to be spared. However, Voldemort didn't keep his word and she was killed. Throughout the years, Snape's feelings has never changed and decided to work for Dumbledore and protect Harry to make up for his past.

Wiggin42 | Student

A thousand times, NO! Severus Snape is not Harry Potter's father. Yes, Snape loved Lily, but Lily never reciprocated his feelings. Snape tries to make a deal with Voldemort for Lily's life because of his love / obsession with Lily. In the end he makes up for his past actions by protecting her son. 

msnewbooklover | Student

he was DEFINTLY not his father..his father was james potter ...snape though love her mother very much and infact they both were together till their OWLS...but in the end they broke up but that doesnot mean that snapes' love for lily was finished ..he actually love her deeply from inside and as a result he took responsibility of the protection of her son though his jealousy for james never change

slumdog95 | Student

No, Severus Snape is not Harry's father.

gigsmitch | Student

No. He was jealous of Harry's father, and loved Harry's mother.

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