Children are particularly cruel, and Claudia was definitely not the only child around here. For Armand, the universe revolves around him. Because of his innocence and simplicity, he is prone to run to extremes, as was the case when he was abducted by the Children of Darkness. Once among them, he lapped up their teachings and abided strictly by those rules for centuries, long after most other Children of Darkness covens had abandoned the main of their practice. After Lestat opened his eyes to the fact that his mind was still functioning in the Middle Ages, Armand then went to the opposite extreme of trying to understand the current age through Lestat, then Louis, then Daniel. I suppose the thought of taking the middle path did not even cross his mind.