From the beginning as a child he seems very inquistive, always trying to ask questions and find answers to things that do not make sense to him and if he does not like and or understand what happened he becomes displeased. As he grows up I never saw him become any wiser, to me he seems to continue to hate interaction with others, much like his childhood, and he still will not do anything he believes is wrong even though his ideas and bases are not that smart and are uninformed. He never stood out as a child, he never was good at anything, and that continued as he grew up.
I think the novel tries to point out how much Seagle just fits into society, he wears bland, boring clothes, he does not have a special job, he has never accomplished anything great and when he has a chance to do something with his life he cannot accept writing Superman. If we get dulled and dimmed by society it is very very hard to break out of those constraints and become ourselves again. Just look at 65, as Seagle stands in front of the words Huntington's, the same word that killed his grandmother and runs through his family. As Seagle stands in front of the single word that defines who and how he runs his life, he is wearing a brown-ish shirt and is plain boring. It is almost like he is either so afraid of Huntington's, or he is so angry and sad that it is in his family that he just mopes and whines about his misfortune.