People who hate Harry Potter missed the a giant part of the story. Despite being abused by his aunt, uncle and cousin his whole life Harry was kind, compassionate, loyal, protective and honest. He defended those who needed it and stood up to those who deserved it. He didn’t become bitter or hateful. And he spent his life trying to protect others. You can’t hate him because people chose to stand by him even if it meant they’d die. He didn’t want that, he wanted everyone to live even if it meant he couldn’t anymore.
It’s because he suffered PTSD in book 5 and was mistaken for a whinny angsty teen.
THANK YOU! Bold and italicized for major emphasis because I’m tired of fucking hearing it.
Yeah, book 5 is probably my favorite book. I get that it’s not necessarily the most fun to read, because Harry is very not cheerful for large parts of it. But there’s a reason for it? And I’ve never understood why some people just dismiss him as being whiny and emo in 5, because that’s not why he’s acting that way? It’s just…bizarre to me. No one is required to like it, obviously, but don’t be a dick about people who suffered trauma having to deal with the fallout of that trauma.
You both realize, of course, that in the past few hours you have broken perhaps a dozen school rules.
Golden Trio doodle. I love the cast for the movies, they’re great but I imagined them a little differently in the book. :]
If not for Harry Potter, Alanna the Lioness, and Matilda Wormwood, I don’t think I’d be where I am today. Maybe not even here at all.
Don’t tell me books aren’t powerful. Don’t tell me characters are just ‘characters’.
You know what Harry, Alanna, and Matilda have in common? They were abused, bullied, and told that they will never succeed, that they don’t belong.
Well they sure proved them wrong, didn’t they.
And that’s why I love to read. That’s why I want to be a writer. That’s why I managed to hang on through the worst of it. If I hadn’t hung on, I would not have learned so much, I would not have gone into therapy, I would not be who I am today.
Books are powerful. You are powerful. Let the characters show you the way, whether it’s a famous wizard, the first female knight in a century, or a little girl who can move objects with her mind and read every book in the library.
List of things and people I enjoy[2/10] Movies
Harry Potter series, 2001-2011
a child’s voice, however honest and true, is meaningless to those who’ve forgotten how to listen.
How grand it must be, to be the chosen one.- Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince(2009)
These are dark times, there is no denying. Our world has perhaps faced no greater threat than it does today. But I say this to our citizenry: We, ever your servants, will continue to defend your liberty and repel the forces that seek to take it from you! Your Ministry remains, strong.
Harry James Potter + Sass