These two arguments, fear needing protection versus social and emotional deprivation
caused by lack of parenting are not mutually exclusive.
Although Professor Cannadine is unsparing about Mellon's personal failings, and in particular the legacy of emotional deprivation
he passed on to his two children, Ailsa and Paul, the final impression that the book leaves is of the great debt that the USA owes to the founder of one of the country's major charitable foundations and one of its greatest art galleries.
Like so many Hollywood kids, Peter seems to have suffered from a curious mixture of privilege and emotional deprivation
But it was never enough for the little girl, born in Warwickshire where the woods were at their greenest just beyond Nuneaton, who never overcame the emotional deprivation
of her childhood.
An unwanted journey from the chaotic railroad station in Rio de Janeiro to Brazil's beautiful but impoverished back country brings Dora (Fernanda Montenegro), a cynical middle-aged professional letter-writer, to discover her own emotional deprivation
and capacity for compassion.
Both of these roles depict disturbed but passionate women whose lives have been thwarted by society or emotional deprivation
, and who are each driven to commit murder as a result.
According to Boker, all three authors, in response to real emotional losses, "mastered a stylistic technique that functions defensively to repress the male adolescent's grief from loss, emotional deprivation
, and disillusionment in the heroic paternal ideal.