The Question and Answer section for The Collector is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
Frederick is a sociopath who collects bugs. He is an antisocial and awkward young man. Miranda is a creative well adjusted young woman. I don't think they would have been a couple under any circumstances.
G.P. is a middle-aged artist whom Miranda falls in love with. He is frequently pretentious and is convinced of the superiority of his opinions concerning art, passion, and life in general. I think Miranda has a crush on G.P. because he represents,...
This was a pretty upsetting novel to read. I think Fredericks was severely mentally ill. Any notions of being grandiose were part of his mental instability. I think Miranda was just doing what she needed to survive.