Chapter 2 explores the transcendent writer in relation to the fear of death in ‘The Body’. This chapter focuses on the return to youth of the adult writer Gordon Lachance. More specifically, it analyses the stories Gordie wrote as an adolescent within the context of the framework narrative, in which Gordon as an adult writer looks back on his youth. Gordie's stories offer the possibility of studying childhood idealism and adolescent views on sexuality and death, but Gordon's main story shows how Gordon has progressed from a puer writer to a transcendent writer who is able to highlight the complexity of his adolescent experiences and their relevance for him as an adult writer in Jungian symbols (in contrast to Freudian signs, Jungian symbols cannot be reduced to one interpretation but are characterised by their constant transformation according to the social and historical circumstances in which they appear).