Why was it important that Snape killed Dumbledore?

Why was it important that Snape killed Dumbledore?

Why did Snape kill Albus Dumbledore? Because Dumbledore asked him to. The reason he gave was because he was dying anyway, and wanted a clean death, rather than being tortured by Bellatrix; also to protect Draco from having to kill him.

Was Snape killing Dumbledore part of the plan?

Dumbledore’s death was planned between them! (Snape was the intended master of the wand.) Dumbledore intended to die undefeated, the wand’s last true master! If all had gone as planned, the wand’s power would have died with him, because it had never been won from him!

Why was Dumbledore pleading with Snape?

He’s pleading with Snape to kill him. This is never explicitly said, but it’s implied to be what he meant when he tells Snape (in the Pensieve) that he, Snape, will be helping “an old man avoid pain and humiliation” by killing him.

Did Albus know Severus would kill him?

Dumbledore called Snape to help him; however, when Snape arrived and assessed the curse, all he could do was contain it. Snape told Dumbledore that he had little more than a year to live. After hearing this news, Dumbledore revealed to Snape that he knew about Voldemort’s plan to have Draco kill him.