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|It isn't about what he remembers
Written by Laraine
(8/26/2013 4:00 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Frank, penned by bridget d
There is a whole category of psychological illnesses called attachment disorders, and they can affect children who have had a radical change(s) in their caregivers between the ages of six months to three years, or had issues with abuse or neglect. Most people don't have memories of those periods in their lives. But the illnesses still exist.
I'm not saying that I think Austen created Frank's character with an affection disorder. But I do think that she understood enough about human nature to know that having a radical change in caregivers (as in having your mother die and your father give you up for adoption), even at a quite young age, affects people.
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