25Real: Is Snape A Good Or A Bad Person?
Though I personally believe that Snape is trash and that none of his good qualities outweigh the fact that he mocked and mistreated actual children, Rowling disagrees. She has underlined the fact that he is a true grey character in terms of morality and that, while his noble actions do
not cancel out his biggest misdemeanors, it is unfair to ignore them entirely. He is a complex figure that dedicated his life to saving the world and belittling children on the side.
A hero, of sorts. Controversial at best.