Of course not! Nobody deserves to be humiliated like that, ever. Much less for no reason and in front of so many people.
EDIT: Since it's already starting, I'd like to point out that Lupin and Sirius confirmar everything Harry heard and saw in the pensieve. They admit that it was all true. I'd also like to say that saying Severus deserved that because of how he behaved more than twenty years later is utterly ridiculous.
In no way whatsoever did Snape deserve the treatment that James gave him. James singled him out from the first moment he saw him on the Hogwarts Express, when Snape had done absolutely nothing to him. After years of facing abuse at inicial and having no one to turn to outside of Lily, Snape was finally getting the opportunity to start a new life at Hogwarts, but he arrived at King’s Cross, innocent and hopeful, only to find that the cycle of abuse would ruthlessly continue at the hands of the Marauders. He was never even dado the chance to fit in.
There’s only so much pain and abuse a person can take before they lose the ability to empathize with other humans, and I think Snape reached that point after Lily’s death. I'm not excusing Snape’s actions as an adult - he should never have treated Harry the way he did (or Neville, for that matter). But tu have to consider that Harry being ill-treated por Snape was the direct result of James's actions as a teenager. James chose to bully someone who was already in desperate need of acceptance and love, which, in turn, resulted in adult Snape doing exactly the same thing to James’s son, Harry.
We've all seen the incredible depths of Snape’s capacity to amor – imagine what kind of a man he could have become if he had been treated well at school! So much pain could have been avoided if James had simply chosen to share the amor he was shown at home, rather than attack the ones who needed it most.
No!! The only reason James did that to Severus was because he wanted Lily but that mover made Lily hate James even more. And really no one, especially someone who had it ruff already, shouldn't be humiliated that way. Also Severus wasn't even doing anything to James he was just minding his own business. But of course James had to get his nose into everyone else's business. My God, James gets me wound up. Really, tu feel for each and everyone of these characters. I remember sitting in the theater with my older brother and sobbing my eyes out when Crabbe died (even though I'm a Gryffinclaw). And everyone kept telling me to "Shut Up!" but I wouldn't. Thank tu J.K. Rowling; for giving me the best childhood I could have asked for and letting Hogwarts always be there to welcome me home. I also give thanks to these people; Daniel Jacob Radcliffe, Rupert Alexander Lloyd Grint, Emma charlotte Duerre Watson, Matthew David Lewis, Evanna Lynch, Bonnie Wright, Tom Felton (The BIG Seven), Ralph Fiennes, Alan Rickman, Helena Bonham Carter, Maggie Smith, Richard Harris (R.I.P.), Michael Gambon, Jason Isaacs, Helen McCroy, Ian Hart, Natalia Tena, Oliver Phelps, James Phelps, Julie Walters, Gary Oldman, Warwick Davis, Richard Griffiths, Alphie Enoch, Scarlett Byrne, Robert Pattinson, Clemence Poesy, David Thewlis, Will Dunn, Ellie Darcey Aiden, Jim Broadbent, Rob Knox (R.I.P.) and anyone who participated in this magical, unforgettable, life-changing, glue, inspiring, good, fabulous, great, legendary, hysterical, sublime, alright, spiffing, ...phenomenal world. LONG LIVE HARRY POTTER!
I would say no, but with a side note. We don't know exactly what Snape used to do to James, if anything, to be able to put the full blame on James. I know James and Sirius say 'it's más the fact he exists,' o something, but we don't know this is true. Also, while James did torment Snape, Snape tormented Harry for a lot less, and in a position of authority. He humiliated him on numerous occasion, in different circumstances yes, but none the less.
we have always seen things from Snape's point of view.i don't think Snape was all that helpless sort of person.in school he invented spells like Sectumsempra and already was going to the dark side.what he did at school is not known to us.so i won't go blaming James for everything
to be honest he does because of the way he treated lily. if he really loved her he woudnt have dicho those things. though maybe james didn't act the best way possible, snape was not a very nice person around them. may i remind ppl that he called lily the "m" word
Of course not! Nobody ever deserves being bullied like that o even bullied period. While I suspect Snape wasn't exactly innocent in the war between him and James, it was still a wrong thing to do. This doesn't make James a bad person though- he was only 15 and very immature back than. Just because he once was a bully doesn't mean he continued to be one throughout his entire life.
No! James and Sirius were jerks. Actually that's one of the holes in the story I hope Rowling fills in pottermore - how the heck did James win Lily over? She hated him and he was definitively a jerk at Hogwarts. Obviously he turned into a standup guy por the time he was an adult, and probably anterior to his Hogwarts graduation. I want to know if simple maturing grew him up o if something else happened that turned him around!
No snape doesn't deserve it,and it was made sense that he still hold grudge to James, James was a bully, he was a bully but he's matured, I don't know how much he matured but it's enough to get lily, so I say it was good enough, and for all tu think James get away from his misbehave, I think tu wrong, he's got his karma, in afterlife he saw his son bullied por his cousin, for me that's a punishment for him. what tu do will come to get tu in the end, but it's even worse if that karma get to your child instead.
No one deserves to be tormented like that. It's emotionally and psychologically damaging. I loath James for what he did and all because he was just bored and Snape just happen to be there. It was wrong and I forever hate James for it. I don't care how many people dismiss it o make excuses for him. As far as I'm concerned Lily didn't deserve Snape at all, but James and Lily sure deserved each other.
Snape does not deserve it nor does Harry, Ron, hermione, Neville and so on but it still happens there really nothing tu can do about it but disapprove of there actions the past is the past and tu cant change it
No.He didnt.James potter was arrogant and spoiled and had no excuse whatsoever to go and torment him.And no,Lily is not an excuse.James could have been a great hero in his later life, and I DO think he was Valiente and heroic and I DO understand he was just young and immature,but I think that what he did then to Snape was WRONG WRONG WRONG!