Originally Posted by kluchetta
I did have to begin reading it again just to clear up a few points. Here are some things I noticed in Chapter 2 (Spinner's End)
- Wormtail is living with Snape. He is a wanted "wizard" (I use the term loosely) - why wouldn't Snape turn him in? Well, maybe to keep in good with Voldemort?
- BUT - Snape KNEW that Draco was supposed to kill Dumbledore - why didn't he warn someone??? I really wanted to believe that Snape was not on the dark side, but when I re-read that, I really think that he could've warned Dumbledore.
I think Snape did warn someone - Dumbledore. Snape made an unbreakable vow, and without warning Bellatrix added in that he must complete the task if Draco failed/was unable. Snape them realised he would have to kill Dumby, and that is the argument Hagrid overheard - Snape telling D he didn't want to do it, and D telling Snape that he must, in order to stay close to Voldy. D realised that he may have to be a casualty in this war if the good were to triumph. D was pleading with Snape to kill him at the end IMO.
Snape couldn't turn in Wormtail, as they are supposed to be on the same side (as far as Voldy is concerned).
JKR makes a point of telling us how good Snape is at hiding his thoughts - I think this is all because Snape is a double agent and therefore JKR is telling us why Voldy can't read his mind.
Just my thoghts!