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Why Did Harry Potter’s Uncle and Aunt Treat Him so Badly?

Updated on July 19, 2020

Basically, I’ve got four theories.

Theory #1

Anyone remember that part in Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows where Ron was negatively affected by Salazar Slytherin’s locket?

That was an impact of a horcrux, see the locket around his neck. Yes, as mentioned, it was all because of the horcrux always making them feel uncomfortable and in a bad mood and just hate the fact of being made.

And what was Harry, I may ask.

A mistakenly made horcrux by the dark lord.. Horcruxes bring negativity around it and just make whoever comes near it very gloomy.

Theory #2

They hate magic. Petunia was far more than hating magic because her sister was favoured because of it. In fact, it’s why she lost her sister, whatever happens, a sister’s love is a sister’s love.

Other than that, we all know how much the Dursleys were always wanting to be perfectly normal.

And the first line in Harry Potter.

Mr and Mrs Dursley of number 4 privet drive were proud to say that they were perfectly normal thank you very much. and they were the last people you’d suspect in anything strange or mysterious because they just didn’t hold with such nonsense.

And yes, I do know this line off by heart, I have the whole first page memorised.

So.. as you can see, they wanted to be normal and Harry disturbed their perfection career.

Theory #3

They basically were bad people.

They were mean, horrible and inhumane. They didn’t bother who it was they were taking care of. All that matters is duddikins’ presents.

Dudley was grown up in an area where he was trained on hatred and violence, bullying Harry and his parents couldn’t care less.

They don’t like to interact with people who they don’t want to and they’d do it right away.

Theory #4

Harry was forced upon them.

The Dursleys wanted to live an ordinary life together happily without any disturbance.

Harry came in to live with them and nobody likes to be forced into doing something they don’t want. They had to choice but to let him in but they couldn’t stand having him.. they wanted their own private life without having someone just come in and “ruin” it for them.


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