An argument for Harry Potter in Order of the Phoenix
Harry had a hard year that year.
- •Everyone talks a ton of shit about Harry being angsty that year and it's really unfair of them.
- •I mean, part of him really was, he was TERRIBLE with girls, he's 15, that's enough to be angsty for a normal teenager.
- •But calling his snappishness and temper and poor social interactions that year angst TOTALLY undermines the extreme trauma he suffered the year before.
- •Like IMAGINE being 14 and watching your parents murderer being reborn in front of your eyes, and your body being an integral part of it.
- •Imagine watching someone you were forced to complete with all year being brutally murdered for EXISTING.
- •THE TRAUMA HE ENDURED THAT NIGHT IS ENOUGH TO COMPLETELY ANNIHILATE ANY GROWN ADULT!!!!
- •He had this awful year, a crap summer, then he came back to school and everyone talked shit about him practically to his face.
- •As well as his schoolmates, most of the magical community thinks he's genuinely insane.
- •If that doesn't make you snappy and angry all the time, then you're not a human with emotions.
- •And a huge, huge part of Harry's personality is that he is intensely human. He's very emotional and in touch with his feelings.
- •Harry's emotional strength is his saving grace (literally) when fighting Voldemort.
- •So calling Harry angsty completely undermines him as a person who is emotional, caring, and devoted to the people he loves.