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Like every sizeable work of fiction,  Bleak House  is built around several themes (also called motifs) —  that is, insights, concepts, attitudes, or simply explorations of certain aspects of human experience.  A novel built very strongly around a clearly formulated and debatable or controversial theme is  sometimes called a thesis novel (a "propaganda novel" is one type of thesis novel).  Bleak House  has  a strong and obvious theme whose point may, in fact, be more debatable than Dickens realized; yet  the book is not a thesis novel, or at least not a clear example of one. Foremost,  Bleak House  is a  romance — affairs of the heart for Esther, Ada, and Caddy figure very prominently — and it is a  murder mystery, as well. In an artistically sound (well-constructed) book, all of the major and minor themes, or motifs, should  be closely related and thus enhance the book's unity. The most obvious (yet not necessarily the 
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