Like every sizeable work of fiction

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Unformatted text preview: 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 be closely related and thus enhance the book's unity....
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