Snape was torn. He 'loved' Harry in a way due to Lilly but every time he saw him he was reminded of his feelings for Lilly and Lilly's feelings for James. He also seemed to find Harry reminded him of his father whom was someone Snape hated. Hence he probably did not like Harry either.
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.
Snape Wouldn't Hate Her So Much
Harry reminded Snape of James, but if Harry had been a girl, he may have reminded Snape of Lily instead. Meaning Snape would have been a lot more eager to protect and help girl Harry throughout the series.
Ultimately, Snape was punishing Harry for being James son, and himself for Lily's death. Revealing how he felt about Lily, might expose him and her to more danger from Voldemort. He had to hide so many feelings in order to be a good double agent.
The biggest indicator that Severus Snape cared for Harry Potter was his eternal love for Harry's mother, Lily. And the strong feelings that Snape felt for Harry's mother carried on with his feelings towards Harry. Harry resembled so much of his mother's personality, as well as her physical appearance.
Draco Malfoy's mother Narcissa was cold, cunning and devoted to the Dark Lord. But she was also a mother, which meant she was willing to risk everything to make sure her son was safe. When Harry survived Voldemort's Killing Curse for the second time, Narcissa pretended he was dead so she could get to Draco.
While Dumbledore said he would protect the Potters, it was on the condition that Snape now worked for him as a double agent. Snape's love for Lily ran so deep that he agreed. When she was still murdered, he reluctantly decided that her death would not be in vain, and that he would protect her son.
Her leaving Snape wasn't a sign of her being a bad friend but rather that their interests no longer clashed as he was studying something that Lily despised. They just grew apart over time, and that was no fault of Lily's.
He Called Lily A Mudblood
Even though Snape repeatedly tried to apologize for his mistake afterward, it became clear that it was yet another incident that had done irreparable damage to their friendship.
Harry also happened to be Snape's least favorite student.
Although Snape may not have projected his memory of James onto Harry, he still would have been predisposed to dislike him by virtue of him being James Potter's son. Harry being in Slytherin would not have changed this fact.
He doesn't trust Snape as Dumbledore does, but he believes that he can detect any disloyalty. Moreover, Voldemort regards Snape as highly intelligent and therefore ' as a true Slytherin ' a person whose top priority is to take care of himself. To his twisted mind, selfless equals stupid.
Dumbledore reveals how thoroughly he loves Harry. Harry is brave, and Dumbledore is proud as any father would be. More than that, Dumbledore succumbs to a parent's weakness; he cares more about Harry's happiness and wellbeing than the wizarding world he is trying to protect.
According to the books, he didn't. He was a lonely child who could speak to no one until he found another child he could speak with. The few times we see their interactions they interact as friends, and it's clear that Sev loved his friend. Not so clear that Lily, in spite of her promises, loved him in any way.
He'd have a hard time convincing his Death Eater friends not to kill her and she'd spend a lot of time hanging around with people who'd discriminate against her blood status. They could potentially have a child, but Snape doesn't seem like the person who'd want one to me. So I'd assume they'd have a childless marriage.
The acclaimed author explained that Harry paid tribute to Snape because of "forgiveness and gratitude." Though Snape bullied Harry, he also saved him.
Similarly to Harry, Snape's patronus represents a person. In the memories he gives Harry before his death, Snape shows Dumbledore his patronus, using the form to prove his love of Lily Potter, Harry's mother. This indicates that Lily also had a doe patronus.
It's never said she knew that he joined. In her rant to him in fifth year she claimed that's where he was headed, but the only proof she had was he hung around some kids who were pureblood elite that didn't like Muggleborns and wanted to follow Voldemort.
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.
Later, Snape tries to apologize for calling Lily a Mudblood, but she's not interested; she ends their friendship due to his association with Death Eaters. Seventh Year: James becomes Head Boy and seems nice enough now for Lily to start dating him.
The acclaimed author explained that Harry paid tribute to Snape because of “forgiveness and gratitude.” Though Snape bullied Harry, he also saved him. “Harry hoped in his heart that he too would be forgiven.
As Rowling explained in a series of tweets, Snape loved Harry's mother, Lily, and his unrequited affection drove him to resent Harry's father, James — and by extension, Harry himself.
the 13th and final instance. at least by my count of Severus Snape helping save Harry. is when he shares his memories with him before dying near the end of the Deathly Hallows. these memories not only absolve Snape of his guilt in the death of Dumbledore.
Harry, on the other hand, believed Snape to be a loyal Death Eater and the murderer of Dumbledore. Harry held Snape responsible for Dumbledore's death and would not have believed anything Snape said. It was more effective to give Harry the tears that he could put in the Pensieve and see the memories for himself.