In general, when one reflects or rereads the novel carefully, he will find many samples of foreshadowing. Mrs. Tristram's statement early in the novel to Newman that she would like to see him in a difficult situation is later fulfilled. Madame de Cintré often said that she would never marry again. Thus, every action that is central to the novel has been prepared for by many hints and many types of foreshadowing. The Renunciation Theme Perhaps the most dominant idea that runs throughout all of James' fiction is the idea of renunciation. This is usually seen in a character who wants one thing badly and for some more noble reason, gives up the thing most desired for some other thing or for some other reason. The use of this theme of renunciation implies that James' characters possess a certain quality or nobility in their character. This theme in
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This note was uploaded on 11/27/2011 for the course ENG 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.