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The Obsessive Behavior In Rachel Watson

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Rachel Watson is not a good person. She is obsessive, petty, manipulative, and is delusional at the best of times. However, she has a some redeeming characteristic, her strong sense of morality and hate for greed and selfishness. Over the course of the novel Rachel exhibits an unnerving amount of obsessive behavior. Rachel knows Megan and Scott’s lives, their habits, and the house they live in, claiming to know the “color of the the curtains in the upstairs bedroom [...] the paint peeling off the bathroom window frame and that there are four tiles missing from a section of the roof on the right-hand side”, while undoubtedly creepy and possibly untrue, it reveals another side of Rachel, an observant and slightly delusional side. Pettily,
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