SPOILER ALERT: Don’t read this if you don’t want Harry Potter storyline revealed.
I read this pretty neat comment today from Rowling:
“I love Dumbledore more for his frailties but it was important I think to show, and it was part of Harry becoming a man to realize that even this man he revered is alone, had his frailties, had made his mistakes. After all, Dumbledore is, although he seems to be so benign for six books, he’s quite a Machiavellian figure really. He’s pulling a lot of strings. Harry has been a puppet to an extent but I think, I hope I led the reader to a place in the seventh book where they could actually feel sympathy for Snape rather than Dumbledore. That was the trajectory of that story that I was aiming for.”
Read it here.