Analysis Of The Book ' The Collector ' Essay

1792 Words Mar 28th, 2016 8 Pages
The development of the brain is critical during adolescence. “The emotional well-being is directly tied to the dynamic of family. When these relationships are abusive, threatening, chronically neglectful, or otherwise psychologically harmful, they are a potent risk factor for the development of early mental health problems” (Developing Child). John Fowles, the author of The Collector, introduces a character who recalled traumatic experiences in his childhood and over analyzed his future and past actions that formulated into quilt. It is evident that Fowles relies on these events such as the death and absence of a parental guide as well as the dramatic lack of social interaction to convey his social dilemmas and unhealthy way of thinking that is caused by childhood development. The repressing of problems and the lack of limitations of wealth and a moral conscious have contributed to his interpretation of his future and past actions. In The Collector, Fowles characterizes Frederick Clegg to lack a moral conscious and to repress problems and formulate ideas that he deems abnormal which is channeled through his over analysis of Miranda Grey and life itself.

Frederick Clegg is unable to imitate common values that society shares. Society tends to have standards to how one is supposed to react and ethical acceptable problem solving skills. Clegg contemplate kidnapping Miranda as well as continually persuading himself into believing that this was normal, that it was acceptable…

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