An argument for Harry Potter in Order of the Phoenix

Harry had a hard year that year.
  1. Everyone talks a ton of shit about Harry being angsty that year and it's really unfair of them.
  2. 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.
  3. But calling his snappishness and temper and poor social interactions that year angst TOTALLY undermines the extreme trauma he suffered the year before.
  4. 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.
  5. Imagine watching someone you were forced to complete with all year being brutally murdered for EXISTING.
  6. THE TRAUMA HE ENDURED THAT NIGHT IS ENOUGH TO COMPLETELY ANNIHILATE ANY GROWN ADULT!!!!
  7. He had this awful year, a crap summer, then he came back to school and everyone talked shit about him practically to his face.
  8. As well as his schoolmates, most of the magical community thinks he's genuinely insane.
  9. If that doesn't make you snappy and angry all the time, then you're not a human with emotions.
  10. 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.
  11. Harry's emotional strength is his saving grace (literally) when fighting Voldemort.
  12. So calling Harry angsty completely undermines him as a person who is emotional, caring, and devoted to the people he loves.
  13. #harrypotterforever