|I also think its worth adding that sev's memories of his student years at hogwarts are from HIS pov and therefore, harry, as well as the reader, also saw it in sev's pov. So, naturally, he is going to remember it as James being a horrible bully ( which he was AT THE TIME) but he doesn't show James maturing or even possibly apologizing, because if you were bullied by someone, you don't give a shit that they're sorry; you're going to resent them no matter what. Just some input on the matter.|
I’m actually going to post this, I hope you don’t mind, because I’ve had more than a few messages saying the same thing about Sev’s POV. And while this would be a great point to the discussion, it isn’t actually 100% accurate.
I mean, obviously the memories are Snapes, I’m not saying they aren’t. But the thing about a pensieve is that, unless the memory is tampered with (a la slughorn) the pensieve shows the memory in it’s entirety, exactly as it happened with things even the subject didn’t notice at the time. The memories aren’t coloured with bias, they are reality.
So as much as people would like to give James an out by saying that Sev’s memories don’t count because they’re from his POV. They can’t. What we saw in the memories is 100% accurate. The only possible POV that could’ve influenced it is that of Harrys because we were reading it from his.
But you’re right in saying nothing else is shown, thats the point i was trying to make in my post about lily. We don’t SEE any of James outside of that, thats where we’re limited with Sevs ‘POV’
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