There is a sense that his desire to be noted and notable has less to do with ego and more to do with wanting to be recognized for not just acting to make a difference, but believing in humanity enough to want to make a difference.
In his mid-thirties, he is portrayed throughout the narrative as a somewhat obsessive and controlling personality. His strength, commitment and skills come in undeniably useful for someone as lost in himself as Bill is.
This assertive character is an artist, driven at this stage of her life by a desire to get to the truth.
This character is a follower, easily and willingly led by stronger personalities or, in the case of the troubled community with which she becomes involved in the middle of the novel, a stronger sense of need.
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