Frederick, looking back on his experience with Miranda, tells the book in the form a dialogue with the reader.
The writer, Fowles, demonstrates Frederick's obsessive personality through his actions. One of these is the way he marks down the viewing of Miranda in his diary... Showed first 250 characters
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He is also meticulous in his actions making sure that he never forgot a viewing of her. Another event where Frederick's obsessive and precise personality comes across to the reader very clearly is when Frederick is fitting the house out in preparation for Miranda's kidnapping... Showed next 250 characters
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