i think a really important thing to note from this is that harry would always take the opportunity to uplift others rather than himself. From a direct quote, he said, “if i can kind of do as well as the other boys, that would be great.” the image so many people have about him is he’s this pretentious popstar who decided he would be better than his roots. Once you actually know what harry thinks, it becomes glaringly obvious that he is always grateful for everything he learned throughout his life so far. He always emphasizes the achievements of others rather than his own, and uses that to push him as all to be better. Harry is the kindest most grateful person i know and we really don’t deserve him.
What image do you think he's trying to achieve? You mention that he's trying hard to look a certain way and to get there we are seeing a bunch of back and forth, but tbh I am having trouble identifying what is the image he wants.