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The Bad Place Themes

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Themes

Rage

Rage, an intense form of anger, is prevalent in The Bad Place, by Dean Koontz. Candy Pollard, the monstrous son of Roselle Pollard, feels intense rage toward his brother Frank for the murder of their mother. Rage is not usually extinguished until the object of said rage is removed or the person feeling the rage is incapacitated in some way. It is Candy's goal to kill his brother, which he hopes will end the need he has to kill. Though Roselle has been dead seven years, Candy is still aware of her displeasure in his uncontrollable urges. Candy still lives to please his mother, and he feels that killing Frank will make her proud of him, even from beyond the grave.

Candy's rage is channeled into his search for Frank as the oldest of the Pollard children attempts to hide from Candy. While searching for Frank, Candy often...

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