The Question and Answer section for Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
Check out the theme of "love" at the gradeSAver link below:
I think the title refers to Harry escaping the attack of Voldemort on his family when Harry was only one year old. While his parents were killed, Harry survives, hence "the boy that lived".
I think that fear and ignorance breed evil and, in the book, the Dursleys' display these traits. They fear anything to do outside their very narrow understanding of the world. They abuse Harry because he represents what they fear: they are also...