Never Mind (Patrick Melrose) Characters

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David Melrose

David Melrose is a 60-year-old retired medical doctor. David’s father was a military general who deeply disapproved of David’s interests in studying medicine and playing the piano, as David’s father saw these as weak and effeminate interests. David’s father was likely emotionally (and possibly physically) abusive, and he disinherited David before dying. When David was in his 40s, he met Eleanor, and they began dating. David enjoyed humiliating Eleanor and demonstrating his dominance by making her do things like eat food of the ground like a dog. After they married, David retired from work, deciding instead to simply live on Eleanor’s family fortune.

David and Eleanor’s son Patrick was conceived one day when David raped Eleanor. Because Eleanor became pregnant from the rape, she said that she would remain with David on the condition that he never touch her again. As...

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