To tell the truth, at first I got fed up with the succesive descriptions of bullying. Compared to the wicked uncle and aunt, Harry's behavior looks innocent. But he does break the rules:stroll through the dormitory late at night.It seems that the author has him bullied to emphasize he is (a kind of )victim.This might be because I couldn't enjoy the story.Having said that, in the latter part of the story, something shocking occurs and I couldn't stop reading.
Finally, I wiil quote some remarks that attracted my attention:
If you want to know what a man's like, take good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.(p456)
What's comin' will come, an' we'll meet it when it does.(p623)