Snape's secrecy is revealed to have been a mask and he has sacrificed being well-liked to be able to save Harry, all because of his love for Harry's dead mother: the only friend Snape ever had.
While through most of the series Snape seems to be horrible to Harry and possibly trying to get him into Voldemort's hands, it's revealed at the end of the series that Snape was actually helping watch out for Harry.
The truth came out when Professor Quirrell admitted to Harry that he'd jinxed the broom and claimed he'd have gotten away with it too if it hadn't been for those meddling counter-curses. In other words, Snape tried to save Harry's life, and the only thanks he got was being set on fire. Harsh.
His father was neglectful and sometimes abusive, which may have contributed to Snape's disdain for Muggles. At some point during his school years, he decided to reject his father's name entirely, giving himself the moniker "The Half-Blood Prince" with his mother's maiden name instead.
He completed his mission, his vow to Dumbledore, by giving Harry (who, unknown to Snape, was hidden nearby) the memories that would not only allow the boy to defeat Voldemort, but redeem him in the eyes of a boy he only ever wanted to protect – in Lily's eyes, who looked into his for one last time.
He's surrounded by mystery over whether he's on the side of the Order of the Phoenix or Lord Voldemort. JK Rowling tweeted: Snape died for Harry out of love for Lily. Harry paid him tribute in forgiveness and gratitude.
12. Snape's Last Words. 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.
Snape was born to Eileen Prince, a witch, and Tobias Snape, a Muggle, making him a half-blood (hence the name, "Half-Blood Prince"). This is rare for a Death Eater, as remarked in the last book, though Voldemort himself also had a Muggle father.
Snape was rude to Harry because he was a bitter old man who held the sins of his childhood bully against his son. And Harry was a rulebreaker who got away with a lot of weird stuff which only fueled Snape's bitterness.
Severus Snape is an antagonist turned anti-hero of the book series, Harry Potter. He was portrayed by the late Alan Rickman in all eight Harry Potter films.
In 1991–1992 school year, Severus Snape used this counter-curse to counteract Quirinus Quirrell's broom jinx on Harry Potter's broomstick during a game of Quidditch.
Yes, Severus Snape was a Death Eater. He was a loyal agent for Voldemort who eavesdropped on Sybill Trelawney and Albus Dumbledore. Snape then reported the prophecy he had overheard to Voldemort.
Dumbledore trusted Snape because he could be trusted. This may be a bitter pill to swallow for Snape haters but Albus seems to have trusted Severus a lot more than Sirius.
The first thing Snape asks Harry is "Potter! What would I get if I added powdered root of asphodel to an infusion of wormwood?" According to Victorian Flower Language, asphodel is a type of lily meaning 'My regrets follow you to the grave' and wormwood means 'absence' and also typically symbolised bitter sorrow.
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'.
Lily. There were many things Snape actually liked, but probably only one he ever truly loved. Look no further than his Patronus, which remained a doe even after all those years. Though she left this world, Lily Evans never left Snape's heart.
To readers and fans of the films, Snape's backstory—that he was protecting Harry from Voldemort out of his never-ending love for Harry's mother, Lily—was not known until the seventh book and eighth movie.
His last line is spoken to George.
In Fred's last film line, he responds to George's question about him being OK and says, "Yeah."
If you—for some reason—weren't sure about finishing the series at this point, the questions would keep you reading. Last line of Harry Potter: “The scar had not pained Harry for 19 years. All was well.” There's a lot of controversy about this—the last line of Harry Potter—the epilogue that ends the Harry Potter series.
A walk inside Snape's memories transformed him in Harry's mind from sniping Potions master to 'the bravest man he ever knew'.
Harry is the magical Heir of Gryffindor (and he's also a descendent of Godric), Neville of Hufflepuff, Hermione of Slytherin and Luna of Ravenclaw.