"Never try to understand the students. They hate it. They would much rather be tragically misunderstood, wallow in self-pity, stew in their own--" - Phineas Nigellus
The Four of Cups is a card of stagnation, with a warning that one is making no progress by being apathethic, withdrawn, or self-absorbed.
It is a common teenage flaw to become self-centered in one's anguish and difficulties. At fifteen years old, Harry has plenty of cause to feel that the world has abandoned and ignored his trials. However, his stubborn refusal to communicate only alienates him from the people trying to help him, and ultimately leads to tragedy.
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