Casper starts with a story about his grandparents’ work as part of the resistance in Holland during World War II. In the 30 Second Recap, Casper recounts one of Snape’s burns, and Vanessa points out he is glorifying Snape’s hateful treatment of his students.
In further insult analysis, Vanessa and Casper conclude that Draco’s “Potter Stinks” buttons are not even good burns, merely “lukewarm.” Vanessa points out how people usually speak about glory when they are confident or when they are especially vulnerable. This reminds Casper of times when people cite eras of bygone glory.
Casper and Vanessa explore glory as a positive force, glory as a means to propel harmful nationalism, and religious aspect of glory. Casper specifically hones in on the notion of glory in war, since the books take place in a post-war society. He quotes the Wilfred Owen poem “Dulce et Decorum est”:
My friend, you would not tell with such high zest
To children ardent for some desperate glory,
The old Lie: Dulce et decorum est
Pro patria mori.
Vanessa relates this to Harry being set up as a sacrifice by Dumbledore and Voldemort in order to maintain the higher ideals of the Triwizard Tournament.
In Pardes, Vanessa and Casper look at Snape’s treatment of Harry in Potions class. They come up with the same sod: Snape is poisoning himself. Snape’s hatred, fear, and duplicity are what ultimately lead to his death.