How does The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides compare with Carl Jung's ideas? Carl Jung's ideas of the persona, inferiority complex, and the God complex?ie. the Lisbon girl's parents act as a God complex.

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I think you could argue that the parents' God complex definitely caused the girls' suicides.  They isolated themselves and the girls until they were more dead than alive, and they acted on it.

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